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Neo Geo Mini: The RGSH Test

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So here it is! I’ve been excited about this since its announcement, and on October 15, 2018, the Neo Geo Mini was released in the US. Seriously, as soon as SNK showed their little 40th anniversary surprise, I declared, in no uncertain terms, “I’m buying that.”

Also, the hilarious irony of a console whose advertising slogan was “Bigger – Badder – Better” and bragged about the “Meg” size of their cartridges being reduced to a tiny unit the size of a Coleco tabletop game is not lost on me.

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Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny Arcade Games

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Display of Coleco tabletops at the American Classic Arcade Museum/Funspot in Laconia, NH

Lately, there’s been an influx of little-bitty arcade games hitting store shelves. There’s the steadily-improving “Arcade Classics” series that can be found at Walmart; the keychain-sized Tiny Arcade series; the working, accurate scale models coming from Replicade; the forthcoming Neo-Geo Mini. All of these have been reminding me of the original Coleco mini tabletop arcade games that came out in the early 1980s, when I was a kid, and how badly I wanted them. Continue reading “Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny Arcade Games”

I have this thing: Atari Flashback Portable 2016

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Even though they’ve been out for quite a while, the other day I suddenly and inexplicably had the overwhelming urge to acquire an Atari Flashback Portable. Normally retailing for around 50 bucks, I did a little bargain shopping and found one on clearance for only $28. I figured I couldn’t go wrong at that price, so I made it my own.

I am really glad I did. I love this thing. Continue reading “I have this thing: Atari Flashback Portable 2016”

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