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#26 Zookeeper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:23 PM

Saw this at a Walmart today. If the price goes down, I might pick it up as a fun decorative item. I think there was an '01' on the front of the package; not sure what the meaning was if any. First in a series perhaps? Or maybe I'm just imagining things; I should've taken it down to take a closer look.

#27 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:26 PM

well the op said something about a space invaders one, so yea probably 1 in a series of X classic namco games



#28 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:04 PM

So I bought one of these today. Cool all around package, right down to the packaging itself! Display is nice and easy to see, but yeah - Pac-Man himself is a wee bit small. The realistic maze and arcade sounds are a super nice touch though. Not usually into LCD games, especially cheesy knock-offs, but this truly is one of the best of its type.

#29 Gamemoose OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:22 PM

I didn't see this at Toys R Us but I did see a mini arcade device about the same size but with "200 games" and a color LCD screen for 20 bones.

#30 deckardbr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:32 PM

I collect mini arcades so thanks for the heads up on this.  That 200 games one is a Multicade that has many arcade clones and nes clones on it and it looks like an arcade machine.  It does have that color LCD screen and a nice select game select menu.



#31 simbalion OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:22 PM

I found Space Invaders and another Pac-Man at an area Walmart a couple days ago. Space Invaders is fun and I noticed the boxes at Walmart are different from the ones I saw at Toys R Us and Kmart. Also, these things seem to be selling out fast in my area. Toys R Us was already sold out and tonight that Walmart was sold out of both games too.



#32 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:54 PM

I made a video of both pac man and space invaders here



#33 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:56 PM

Here is mine on the dreamgear unit



#34 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:19 PM

Thanks for posting those vids moonlight23! Can't seem to find the Space Invaders game by me anywhere. Our little (red)neck of the woods is stupid that way though. Nobody knows wtf they're doing or what's going on today.   :(



#35 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:48 PM

Hi save2600. No problem :)

They seem to be selling, so i am sure more will head your way .. I got the 2nd to last one by me..

#36 thevnaguy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2016 7:59 AM

Hi save2600. No problem :)

They seem to be selling, so i am sure more will head your way .. I got the 2nd to last one by me..

where did you find that alternate boxed pac man?  I have only seen the plastic encased one. 



#37 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:04 AM

Got them at walmart

#38 Jumpman1981 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:41 PM

I Have This One, And I Agree, The Stick Is A Bit Stiff, Apart From That It's A Decent Pac-Man Conversion

I Also Have The Space Invaders Version:

(For Some Reason, The Space Invaders Gives You An Instant Game Over If You Destroy Half The Invaders On A Random Board After Board 3, So It's Like The Game Decides If You're Going To Succeed Or Not.)

 

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Edited by Jumpman1981, Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:49 PM.


#39 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:32 PM

^ Weird! Are you sure the machine isn't just flaking out on you due to low batteries? Or maybe you've got a defective unit...

#40 popsicle OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:25 PM

This handheld VFD version from Entex in 1981 was my favorite when I was a kid. It was challenging and I loved to play it at night in the dark, the blue screen and hypnotic sound effects quite trance inducing. It also had a 2 player mode with controls on opposite side that let a buddy operate a ghost and chase you. Maybe I'll chase one down on ebay...

Edited by popsicle, Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:33 PM.


#41 NinjaWarrior OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:37 PM

The only reason it's selling is Word to Mouth on Website, So the scalpers profit

#42 iesposta OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 9:55 PM

So no thread about the 2 new ones from this "yet another Atari" company?

Q*bert and Centipede.

Walmart has them for $19.87, including 3 AA batteries in them.

Pac Man and Space Invaders as show above, B&W LCD segmented display, are on sale with these.

 

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Real LCD screens! Backlit! 4-way Joystick! (Yep, joystick for centipede folks, diagonals don't even work. At least this game and the Emulator don't respond to diagonals, just Up Down Left Right)

Fake 7800 Centipede and NES Q*bert courtesy of "NES on a chip".

 

Yes, the 7800 Centipede is identical to the Flashback 1's version. I compared them side-by-side. (Well, okay, Mini Arcade to NES.emu playing Flashback 1's Centipede ROM.)
According to the YouTube video I saw of Mini Arcade Q*bert, he thought it looked like the NES Q*bert.
When I saw the next YouTube video was Mini Arcade Centipede, I bought one.
The Q*bert sounds are so "wrong" I can't justify purchasing that, (unless they turn out to be hackable with Raspberry Pi's then this Screen and cabinet with joystick and buttons for 20 bucks sound like a good deal.)
 
 


#43 NinjaWarrior OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 10:10 PM

I just don't know why they picked a 16:9 display



#44 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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#46 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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#47 Glen's Retro Show OFFLINE  

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#48 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 1:12 PM

I was in Walmart today and saw the Space Invaders and Centipede versions of these.

 

I briefly considered buying the Centipede one, but decided against it.  But I thought it was neat.



#49 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 2:08 PM

Centipede and Q*bert now? And color LCD... wow! Haven't seen these anywhere near me and rarely ever do. Will just order online instead of wasting time, gas and money searching around town for them.

Wonder if the Coleco people are still pondering reviving the tabletops...? If stuff like this can be produced and retailed for less than $20, should be able to see something comparable screen wise, but styled like the originals. :love:

#50 simbalion OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 2:22 PM

Must... find... these new ones! Looks like they go as a set with the Space Invaders and Pac-Man from last year. Explains the numbering system! Looks like I have some hunting to do...







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