Super Impulse makes a Tiny Arcade line that is a series of four-inch-tall fully playable arcade cabinets. But how can you play these awesome old school games when you’re away from your desk? I mean you need to get your fix of Pac-Man or Missile Command. No problem. A new MicroArcade line puts those classic titles on gaming machines that are no bigger than a credit card.
They aren’t as thin as a credit card, but nearly. MicroArcades have a full-color LCD screen, sound effects, physical controls, and a microUSB charging port all in a tiny form factor. They measure just over three inches long. MicroArcade Series 1 will feature three different versions at launch: Pac-Man, Tetris, and an Atari Combo Card that includes Missile Command, Centipede, and a third mystery game that will be revealed at the New York Toy Fair.
They will be available later this year for between $20 and $25 each. If you told us in the 1980s that we would one day have full versions of our favorite arcade games in our pockets, we would not have believed you. These games are priced just right. I’m going to get all of these.