Coleco Brings Back Mini Arcade Games Complete With The Classic Retro Feel (VIDEO)
It’s been years since miniature arcade games were a thought, but one manufacturer is determined to follow the retro trend and bring these bad boys back. From the creators that release a line of mini arcade hardware in 1981, Coleco was the first to bring hit arcade titles like Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Zaxxon and many more to the convenience of people’s home. So what better way than to bring some other fond classics like Robotech the Macross Saga and Rainbow Brite to the modern age complete with the good ‘ol retro feel?
“It’s retro done right,” reads a feature on Coleco’s already successful crowdfunding page. These miniatures boast full color LCD display, “revamped” joystick and action buttons, rechargeable lithium ion batteries and “highly detailed” art wraps. As with any crowdfunding project, there are tiers of rewards backers can help themselves to. Check out the introductory video above for a peek.
Whether you’ve got your eyes on a single unit, both, or a limited edition metallic art version, there’s quite a few options depending on tastes. With an original goal of $30,000 (USD), with just under 600 backers, Coleco already surpassed it with over $59 thousand. There are 24 days left of their campaign and if folks can help them reach a stretch goal of 180,000, there’s even a surprise tier to unlock.
For more information on their current timeline from final prototype to production and shipping, make sure to check out their Kickstarter page. What do you think about the retro trend going on the last few years? Are you glad to be seeing miniature arcade games from Coleco, or the fact that vinyls are making a comeback? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:
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