What is the deal lately all the miniature nostalgic gaming cabinets and consoles? Hey, we have an even better question: who the crispity-crunchity hell cares? Between the Mini-NES and an actual competitive market for scaled-down working arcade cabinets, portable gaming has taken on whole new dimensions. Literally.
Now, NAMCO has rolled out a line of 1/12-scale replica arcade cabinets that allow our childhood action-figure friends to share our love of classic gaming. Yes, these painted models have been designed to recreate the original arcade appearances of five of NAMCO’s most cherished titles, right down to the placement of the joysticks and action buttons. At last, our G.I. Joes and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can battle in Galaga, PAC-MAN, Tank Battalion, RALLY-X, and Galaxian to determine who gets to mosey up to Barbie and go for those digits.
They may not be working electronic devices, but they’re still tiny memories of blistered thumbs and blown allowances that fit in the palms of our hands.