Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, and More Get Retro Hardware at CES 2019

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My Arcade has partnered with Taito Corporation and Bandai Namco to release officially licensed Micro Players and Pocket Players for games like Bubble BobbleDon Doko DonMs. Pac-Man, and Galaga.

The full line of My Arcade retro gaming hardware includes both Micro Players and Pocket Players of the classic Taito and Bandai Namco games, as well as an all-new portable Retro Champ Console with a built in 7-inch screen and HDMI out port to connect to your TV. The Retro Champ Console will allow you to play old NES and Famicom cartridges. My Arcade rounds up their new line of hardware with a wireless Turbo Gamepad for the PlayStation Classic.

My Arcade revealed the new lineup at CES today, with all the new hardware available for preview at South Hall 1, Booth #21031.

You can check out the hightlights below, or see the full line here.

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My Arcade’s line of Taito Hardware includes:

  • Bubble Bobble and Elevator Action Micro Players [MSRP: $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 [MSRP: $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 portable format on My Arcade’s signature Pocket Player, featuring a 2.75” full color screen and ergonomic design.
  • Don Doko Don Pocket Player [MSRP: $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.
credit// My Arcade and Bandai Namco

 

The new lineup of Bandai Namco hardware includes:

  • Ms.PAC-MAN® Micro Player [MSRP: $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 [MSRP: $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 [MSRP: $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 [MSRP: $34.99]: Enjoy all time classic DIG DUG® and its lesser known sequel, DIG DUG®ll , join cult favorite THE TOWER OF DRUAGA® in an epic handheld which is sure to provide hours of enjoyment.
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Retro Champ™ Console [MSRP: $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.

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Turbo Gamepad for PlayStation® Classic [MSRP: $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.

 

The CES 2019 lineup from My Arcade will be available later this year at MyArcadegaming.com, Amazon.com, and select retailers.

UPDATED: A previous version of this post reported that the battery life of the Retro Champ was 35 hours. The actual battery life is 3 to 5 hours.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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