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Bandai Namco to release two mini retro game consoles

The craze for miniature gaming consoles continues with the Namco Museum Mini Player and Pac-Man Pocket Player.



Namco Museum Mini-Player

The craze for miniature gaming consoles continues with the Namco Museum Mini Player and Pac-Man Pocket Player.

Following in the footsteps of the SNK Neo Geo Mini, the Sega Genesis Classic, and Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic Mini consoles is the Namco Museum Mini Player.

The Namco Museum Mini Player is a teeny tiny arcade cabinet packed with 20 classic Namco titles. It’s basically a physical version of the Namco Museum compilation, squeezed into a piece of moderately portable piece of hardware based on the design of a classic video game arcade cabinet,


The device has been created by Bandai Namco Entertainment in conjunction with retro gaming specialists, My Arcade. It features a portrait orientation screen, dual front-facing speakers, a back-lit marquee, and a coin trap. The device is set for release in Holiday 2018.

Here’s the full lineup of games. Bandai Namco say all included titles are the arcade versions unless one was not available.

Namco Museum Mini Player games

  • Pac-Man
  • Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
  • Pac-Panic
  • Pac-Mania
  • Galaga
  • Galaxian
  • Dig Dug
  • Dig Dug II
  • Mappy
  • Sky Kid
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Rolling Thunder 3
  • Spatterhouse
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Dragon Spirit
  • The Tower of Druaga
  • Xevious
  • Phelos
  • Battle City

Pac-Man Pocket Player

Bandai Namco has also announced the Pac-Man Pocket Player, a new 16-bit GBA-like console containing Pac-Man, Pac-Panic, and Pac-Mania. It will be available next month from the retailers including Walmart and Amazon.

Both consoles will be on the show floor at this year’s E3.

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