Astro City Mini Arcade Comes West With 37 Classic SEGA Games

Astro City Mini

While the gaming industry has largely focused on home-based consoles and PC gaming in recent years, the fondness and nostalgia for arcade games continues on. Even as arcade-style locations grow less popular due to social tastes and pandemic-related reasons, arcade cabinets and pinball machines reminiscent of the 80s and 90s continue to be made and sold. One popular way these are being brought back is miniature arcade cabinets that can fit classic titles like Pac-Man on a table. Now, it has been confirmed that an Astro City mini arcade cabinet is coming to the West, bringing classic SEGA games with it.

Astro City Mini Arcade

After previously only being available through Amazon Japan, Limited Run Games has listed the Astro City mini arcade cabinet on their website, confirming they will be the release partner for the version of the device being sold to western markets. The mini-cabinet is modeled after the classic SEGA Astro City arcade machines that have been popular fixations in Japanese arcades and Pachinko parlors. Thirty-seven games will be pre-installed on the device, with the following being confirmed:

  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (with Stella)
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns II
  • Cotton
  • Crack Down
  • Cyber Police ESWAT
  • Dark Edge
  • Dottori Kun (Dot Race)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • My Hero
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Rad Mobile
  • Quartet 2
  • Scramble Spirits
  • SEGA Ninja
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic Boom
  • Space Harrier
  • Stack Columns
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

The mini arcade machine has a joystick with six gameplay buttons, as well as two USB slots for additional controllers that are being sold separately. The device does need to be plugged-in to work, but it does allow for the display to be exported to a bigger screen through HDMI. The Astro City mini arcade machine will be made available today, Friday, March 26th, on the Limited Run website for $129.99. Only 3,500 English units are being manufactured for western markets, so die-hard SEGA fans gotta go fast if they want this little taste of arcade history.

What do you guys think about this Astro City mini arcade machine? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest arcade news, such as the Blizzard Arcade Collection that brings back 3 classic Blizzard games, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

Cory Lara1869 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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