Tag Archives: Arcade

New 1/4 Scale Space Invaders Mini Arcades Review – Gamester81

Gamester81 reviews the new mini 1/4 scale Space Invaders arcades by Numskull. This includes both Space Invaders and Space Invaders Part II aka Space Invaders Deluxe. My Space Invaders arcade is signed by the creator Tomohiro Nishikado.

More info about them can be found here: https://numskull.com/quarter-arcades/

“Space Invaders” holds immense significance in the history of video games as a groundbreaking arcade game that revolutionized the industry. Launched in 1978, it was one of the earliest shooting games, establishing many conventions and tropes still present in gaming today. Its simple yet challenging gameplay, coupled with its iconic pixelated alien enemies descending in waves, captured the public’s imagination and popularized the concept of high scores, fostering competitive gaming culture. Its success helped establish video games as a viable entertainment medium, contributing to the growth of arcades and the gaming industry at large, laying the foundation for future game design and influencing countless titles that followed. Its cultural impact endures, making it a timeless classic that remains an essential milestone in gaming history.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide – 10 Gifts for Gamers!

My 2023 Holiday gift guide! 10 gaming products I recommend including handhelds, keyboards, arcade machines, handheld grips, HDMI converters, books, controllers & more!

Products Mentioned:
Super Pockets – https://amzn.to/3ueI4JQ
8bitdo Retro Mechanical Keyboard – https://amzn.to/3szk03N
Replicade Ghosts n Goblins – https://newwavetoys.com
Satisfye ZenGrip Ronin for Switch – https://www.satisfye.com
Stylth Grip for Steam Deck – https://www.satisfye.com
RetroTink 2x & 5x – https://www.retrotink.com
The Console Chronicles- https://bit.ly/MJRLIC
A Handheld History Book – https://amzn.to/3uhM1gO
Nitro Deck – https://amzn.to/3MJmJPd
Space Invaders 1/4 arcades – https://numskull.com
Retro Fighters controllers – https://amzn.to/46il36b
Grid Studio – https://gridstudio.cc

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Space Ace mini-arcade joins the family. SO COOL!

Space Ace is a LaserDisc game made by Bluth Group & Cinematronics back in 1983. It came directly after the hugely popular Dragon’s Lair arcade game, which I distinctly remember seeing as a little kid. Now NewWaveToys has created TWO 1/6th versions of the classic Space Ace arcade cabs with some amazing details. I love these things! More info: https://newwavetoys.com

BUYER BEWARE: Hyper Base FC – I have it & it’s not good.

This Chinese retro console comes w/ 53,000 games (PS1, N64, Dreamcast, Arcade, etc) which sounds great…but it’s not. Bad performance, audio issues and a high price make this a system you probably should stay far away from.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GGR3WW (Affiliate link)

** DISCLAIMER: This was sent to me for review, but all of the opinions are my own. I mean, obviously. **

6 New Wave Toys Mini arcades You Need to Check Out!

I was at the Portland Retro gaming Expo I got to take a look and New Wave Toys for the first time and they had a lot of their future and current projects on display. I must say I was very impressed.

New Wave Toys Qbert Replicade Key features: *Replica Q*bert arcade machine in 1/6-scale*Plays the original Q*bert arcade ROM and Warren Davis’s previously unreleased sequel Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert*Fully functional knocker coil*Arcade operator’s menu with customizable DIP switch and operational test mode*Miniaturized control panel featuring reproduction ball-top joystick and buttons*Plug-and-Play HDTV connectivity*Cabinet constructed from traditional materials including wood, metal, and plastic*Illuminated marquee and cabinet accents*Replicade signature amplified mono audio reproduction with volume control*High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays*Diecast metal coin doors with storage compartments*High score saving with non-volatile memory*Built-in, high-capacity rechargeable battery*Premium LCD color screen 4:3 aspect ratio (vertical orientation)*Officially licensed Gottlieb branding


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