My Arcade, a US based retro gaming group of specialist, and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., have announced two new gaming devices filled with Classic Namco games at this year’s E3. These aren’t a huge arcade cabinets though, these are compact, portable, ergonomically designed handheld devices that resemble what you would see in an arcade.
My Arcade’s range of devices looked fantastic, diminutive versions of the arcade stands that we all grew up with and lovingly recreated with the original graphics and games that made them iconic back in the day.
Whether you use them or not, they look absolutely fabulous on a shelf thanks to their slick design and owning an entire library of these titles without the hassle of having to put in disks or move huge arcade cabinets is immediately tantalizing.
Here is a list of the games appearing on the Namco Museum-Player:
- PAC-MAN 2
- Dig Dug
- Dig Dug 2
- Sky Kid
- Rolling Thunder
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Rolling Thunder 3
- Splatterhouse 2
- Dragon Spirit
- The Tower of Druaga
- Battle City
There’s also the PAC-MAN Pocket Player that bundles the arcade original with PAC-PANIC and PAC-MANIA.
The Namco Museum Mini-Player will be on sale later this year, while the PAC-MAN Pocket Player is scheduled to be released in July, 2018.