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Tiny Arcade Q*Bert and Pole Position Games Don’t Need Tiny Quarters

by Paul Strauss
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I love classic arcade games from the 1980s. Not only did they define my youth, there’s just something special about how much enjoyment you were able to eke out of games with such simple gameplay mechanics. Toy company Super Impulse has been making teensy versions of 8-bit arcade games for a while now, and now we have two more to add to our collection: Q*Bert and Pole Position.

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These miniature replicas measure just 3.75″ tall. They’re fully playable, and feature working game controls and a 1.5″ LCD screen. They play authentic game sounds too, and are small enough to hang from your keychain. Of course, good luck fitting your keys into your pocket now. Q*Bert is still an insanely difficult game, especially after the first level or two, so I can only imagine it being even trickier with that tiny joystick. Steering your Pole Position racer with a pinky-sized steering wheel isn’t much easier.

The entire collection of mini arcade cabinets is available over on Amazon, and with prices starting around $17, they make great stocking stuffers.



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