The mini-arcade cabinets aren’t brand new, as it has been selling models based on a number of Data East games like Burger Time, Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Karate Champ, and the classic Bad Dudes. Just in time for CES, the company announced a new licensing deal with Bandai Namco that will see My Arcade selling a mini-arcade cabinet carrying the popular Pac-Man.
In addition to Pac-Man, the Bandai Namco licensing deal will see My Arcade selling cabinets featuring Galaga, Galaxian, Dig-Dug, Rolling Thunder, and Mappy. These models are expected to go on sale in May or June, and while a price hasn’t yet been finalized, My Arcade is planning to sell the cabinets for $35 a piece.
At least some of the cabinets were handmade for the show, like the Pac-Man cabinet, which eagle-eyed retro gamers may notice doesn’t look like the original. My Arcade says when the actual product is released, it will be yellow, like the original arcade machine.
Mini-arcade cabinets aren’t the only product My Arcade sells. The company was also showing a number of handheld units. Some of these hold a single game, while others are multi-game packages. One prototype the company was showing was another product of the recent deal with Bandai Namco, allowing the company to cram Pac-Man, Pac-Man 2, and Pac-Mania, as well as possibly one or two others. There is no release date for this specific package, although the price is expected to be fairly close to the mini-arcade cabinets.