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Posted Sat Sep 3, 2016 6:34 AM

 

Released by Hashy Toys, this Tetris MiniCade Bank was mainly only available in Japan.   Based on the same molds as the Excalibur MiniCades, the build quality is quite good.   The controls work very well.  The sounds can get annoying but thankfully there is a Mute button (labeled Sound) to play the game in peace :).

The unit runs of 4C batteries and features a working coin slot on top!   There is a small micro switch in the coin slot to detect coins.  anything from a arcade token up to a quarter will activate the machine.   The bank part of the machine has a very large capacity, there is a screw lock door on the back of the machine to empty out your moola!

The system auto powers down after 3 minutes.   To activate it, you insert a coin and get 3 minutes to play the game.  The screen is a back lit color LCD and is fairly clear and it plays the familiar "Tetris" song as well.

The gameplay is straightforward Tetris.  you can select a starting level and speed then try to get the most amount of "lines" you can.   The gameplay screen features a "preview" area showing what the next three pieces to fall will be.  Below the preview area is a bonus multiplier (if you remove more than one line at a time the bonus multipler will increase to multiply your score by the number of lines you destroyed.   There is also a line score (how many you have destoyed overall) and a timer that will beep at every minute interval.   You control your Tetris piece via a joystick and rotate it with two rotate buttons on the right hand side of the control panel.  Pushing down on the joystick will drop the piece faster into place.

Pros:

  1. Well built housing
  2. Nice artwork, will look good on any shelf or desk
  3. Enjoyable gameplay
  4. Responsive controls
  5. Great Tetris artwork

Cons:

  1. Game music can get repetitive rather quickly
  2. Screen can be hard to see in some orientations.
  3. Does not keep your line destoyed high score

Overall I really like this Minicade!.  Granted its not VFD based like the Coleco Classic MiniCades, but it does the job well.

Rating: (4 out of 5 Minicades)

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Great channel, I like your enthusiasm.  I discovered you a few weeks ago, subscribed.  You show off a lot of stuff I haven't seen before.  



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Posted Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:31 AM

Great channel, I like your enthusiasm.  I discovered you a few weeks ago, subscribed.  You show off a lot of stuff I haven't seen before.  

Thanks :)   I dont post much over here (very little interaction and feedback), the main place where I post vids is Retrogamingroundup.com, Gamerster81.com and Atari.IO :)



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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:55 AM

Battlin' those pesky VFD Aliens in Tomy's Cosmic Combat!

 



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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:20 PM

Qbert MiniCade Give Away!  Contest Ends September 9th 2017



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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:38 PM

Bouncing Clown's and Poppin' Balloons in Super Circus AtariAge!



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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:41 AM

Lets check out The Video Game Brain for the Atari 2600!


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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 6:57 PM

Checking out the Atari Flashback Portable 2.0!


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Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 5:40 PM

Checking out a new Ms. Pac Man Plug N' Play!


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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 7:09 AM

Willie!'s ABC's of Favorite Atari 2600 Games! - The Letter A!


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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 2:09 PM

In this new video series i take a look at the Atari 2600 port of Asteroids! Share some thoughts and memories of the game and just have a good time 1f642.pngsmile.png



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:59 AM

Gobblin' some dots in the newest episode of AtariCade 2600! Pac Man!


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Posted Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:44 PM

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Posted Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:16 AM

That MSI Ms. Pac-Man looks like Namco's NES version with better colors. Sounds like that game too. Kind of puzzling that they would release that game as a standalone plug and play... it wasn't good in 1993 when it was released and it's not good now.




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