Taito Releasing Mini Mini Arcade Cabinet Filled with 40 Games

Taito Releasing Mini Mini Arcade Cabinet Filled with 40 Games
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It’s called the Egret II Mini and is designed after Taito’s 1996 Japanese arcade cabinet.

The mini version is packed with 40 games, dating from 1978’s Space Invaders to arcade titles from the 1990s. Have a look below at the games that have been announced so far.

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Ten more games will be sold separately for a grand total of 50 games that can be played.

We’ve already seen other mini arcades from Sega and SNK, but the Taito one seems cooler. Why? For one, the screen can be rotated from horizontal to vertical, depending on the game. This option is excellent for shoot-em-ups. Plus, the ease at which the original Taito Egret II cabinet’s screen could be rotated as such made it a standout piece of arcade hardware.

The Egret II Mini also has USB, HDMI, and SD Card slots.

Taito is also selling a trackball controller separately, recreating the Arkanoid arcade experience on a small scale.

Priced at 18,678 yen ($218), pre-orders have begun in Japan, where the Egret II Mini will be released on March 2, 2022.

Comments

  • I like these mini arcade machines. I also like how the screen rotates and the trackball controller.
    Now I’ve just got to find out where to get one that will deliver to Australia.

  • This looks cool but I guess the problem with this as opposed to the Sega Astro City Mini is that the majority of these games have already been released in various collections over the years like Taito Legends and Taito Legends 2. There’s already plenty of legal ways to play most of these games so you’re really just paying for the novelty of the little arcade machine.

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