My Arcade, the company behind retro gaming accessories and collectibles, like their cute, micro arcade cabinets that fit in the palm of your hand, has revealed a new lineup of retro goodies that’ll be at CES 2019, and are expected to launch later this year.
This is headlined by My Arcade’s new partnership with one of the most legendary, old-school arcade companies around, TAITO Corporation. Thanks to this new partnership, My Arcade has a new line of Pocket Players (handheld consoles) and Micro Player retro arcades for iconic TAITO Corporation titles we all know and love, such as Bubble Bobble, Elevator Action, Don Doko Don, and more. My Arcade’s CES lineup also includes an extension of their partnership with Bandai Namco, an all-new Retro Champ Console that plays both NES and imported Famicom cartridges, along with a Turbo Gamepad wireless controller for the PlayStation Classic.
My Arcade’s new retro gaming hardware and accessories will soon be available for pre-order on My Arcade’s website and will launch by summer 2019 via My Arcade’s website, Amazon.com, and select retailers.
If you happen to be attending CES (I am!), you can go hands-on with all of My Arcade’s lineup at their booth at South Hall 1-21030. Since I enjoy playing old-school games a bit, like classic SNK games, I’m looking forward to checking out My Arcade’s lineup at CES.
More details and images for the lineup can be found below:
TAITO Corporation Partnership Products
Bubble Bobble and Elevator Action Micro Players [$34.99 each]: The same arcade cabinets that gamers know and love, scaled down to 6.75” for desktop play. Each Micro Player features artwork inspired by the original arcade cabinets as well as a full color, 2.75” screen with volume control and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Bubble Bobble Pocket Player [$34.99]: Now gamers can get their retro fix on-the-go with the iconic titles Bubble Bobble and hard-to-find cult classics Bubble Bobble Part 2 and Rainbow Island. These TAITO classics are available in a portable format on My Arcade’s signature Pocket Player, featuring a 2.75”full-color screen and ergonomic design.
Don Doko Don Pocket Player [$34.99]: For the first time on a handheld in the West, Japanese platform adventure game Don Doko Don and its sequel, Don Doko Don 2, are available along with the quirky classic Chack’n Pop. Players can enjoy hours upon hours of exciting action and challenging gameplay in a convenient portable format.
New Bandai Namco licensed Micro Player and Pocket Players
Ms.Pac-Man Micro Player [$34.99]: Scaled down to 6.75” for desktop play, the Ms.Pac-Man Micro Player features artwork inspired by the original arcade cabinet as well as a full color, 2.75” screen displaying 8-bit graphics with volume control and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Ms.Pac-Man Pocket Player [$34.99]: This new Pocket Player includes fully playable 8-bit versions of Ms.Pac-Man, Sky Kid, and Mappy games. Featuring a full-color 2.75” screen to brightly display Ms.Pac-Man in all of her 8-bit glory, My Arcade’s signature Pocket Player is fine-tuned for hours of play through its emphasis on ergonomics and compact design.
Galaga Pocket Player [$34.99]: Shooter fanatics can now enjoy three out-of-this-world classics, Galaga, Galaxian, and Xevious, on a compact game system perfect for retro gamers on-the-go.
Dig Dug Pocket Player [$34.99]: Enjoy all-time classic Dig Dug and its lesser-known sequel, Dig Dug II, join cult favorite The Tower of Druaga in an epic handheld which is sure to provide hours of enjoyment.
Retro Champ Console [$79.99]
The Retro Champ Console breathes new life into retro gamers’ NES and Famicom cartridges without the need for a legacy console. My Arcade’s new console includes a built-in 7-inch screen that allows for portable play with 3 to 5 hours of playtime via the built-in rechargeable batteries. Retro gamers looking to play from the comfort of their couches can connect the Retro Champ to their TVs via the console’s HDMI output and pair with My Arcade wireless controllers (sold separately). Also included is a built-in cartridge cleaning kit — no more blowing on cartridges! The device is ideal for game collectors, cartridge hunters, and convention/expo goers that need a portable device to test potential new purchases.
Turbo Gamepad for PlayStation Classic [$24.99]
My Arcade is expanding its signature line of classic gamepads to include a wireless controller for the recently launched PlayStation Classic. The Turbo Gamepad boasts a programmable TURBO feature with LED indication and rechargeable built-in battery for over 15 hours of play per charge.
Author’s Take: It’s nice to see that retro gaming has made such a comeback in the past few years! I bet tons of old-school game collectors are looking forward to getting their hands on My Arcade’s lineup of retro goodies, especially the Retro Champ Console.
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