There’s an exclusive replica miniature arcade cabinet on the market – and you’re going to want one

Having an arcade machine in your living room has got to be, without a doubt, the epitome of ‘nerdcool’. But if you’re a few lodestones short of your dream ladies’ magnet or, y’know, you just don’t have a big enough living room, then you really ought to check out this awesome new collectable.

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From Numskull Designs, collaborating with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, comes The Quarter Arcades ‘PAC-MAN’ ¼ Scale Arcade Cabinet. This incredible replica, the first in the Quarter Arcades series, is an accurate, scaled down version of the original 1980s arcade machine, right down to a tiny coin mechanism.

Not only is the artwork an exact duplication of the original arcade cabinet, but the machine is also fully playable; a scaled down joystick and buttons promise a realistic and nostalgic venture back in time. Imagine the scenario: a friend compliments you on your awesome miniature PAC-MAN machine, and you can say ‘Ah – but look what ELSE it can do!’ Cue hours of pure 1980s fun.

See the official trailer from Numskull Designs below:

The 5-inch, full colour TFT screen is powered by micro-USB, making it perfect for a desk at home or work. A replica wooden shell, complete with metal detailing, shows that the cabinet is made with durability in mind. There’s also a built-in rechargable battery for gaming on the go. And in case you’re thinking ‘but it’s not going to be the original PAC-MAN that I know and love’ – think again. A bespoke emulator runs the original PAC-MAN classic for 100% accurate gameplay. In short – you get 100% PAC-MAN action in 25% of the space.

This is the first in a series of miniature arcade machines – so don’t miss out on the first release. Only 10,000 units will be sold worldwide and will be combined with an exclusive PAC-MAN coin, all boxed up in ‘Collector’s Edition’ packaging.

You can pre-order this unmissable collectors’ item from here for £149.99. It will ship in December 2018.

Happy ghost-hunting!

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Author: Phoebe Wright

I've been playing video games since I was small and I'm fascinated by the in-depth stories and personal relationships that can be made with characters in video games. I am a musician and I completed my MA Music at Bangor University, specialising in music for video games. For my undergraduate degree I wrote a 12,000 word dissertation focusing on the music of various horror games, although my favourite games are those with a limited horror factor.

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