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Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets

by Paul Strauss
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I spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of quarters in arcades when I was a kid. Now that I’m a grown-up and make a halfway decent living, I’ve got my own custom-built MAME cabinet in my mancave, so I can play all of my favorite games whenever the mood strikes me, and without spending any more quarters. That said, I wouldn’t mind having a few of these tiny arcade cabinets to decorate my office.

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Each of these games features a miniature version of a classic arcade game, and is fully playable. While they’re by no means accurate to the original games in terms of graphics or cabinet proportions, they’re still a neat idea, and would be a great gift for any fan of classic arcade games.

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The games feature 4-color displays and “original” arcade sounds. The graphics don’t look nearly as good as the ones on the hard to find Basic Fun Arcade Classic games I’ve seen, but the gameplay and cabinet art still captures the spirit of the original games, and the sounds are way more accurate on these.

They actually kind of remind me of those rudimentary LED handheld games from the 1980s, but with sharper displays and better sound.

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ThinkGeek has Q*Bert, Frogger, Asteroids, and Centipede mini arcade games for just $19.99(USD) each.

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