Two officially licensed PAC-MAN games are now available in stores across Europe, with more devices featuring classic gaming brands due to follow before Christmas.
The PAC-MAN Pocket Player is a brand new 16-bit handheld console featuring a full color screen and ergonomic design and includes three classic titles – PAC-MAN, along with PAC-PANIC and PAC-MANIA.
Also available is the first of a new Micro Player range, a mini-arcade cabinet featuring PAC-MAN. Other models include GALAGA and DIG DUG and all feature artwork inspired by the original cabinets, large full-colored screens, backlit coin traps, plus a removable joystick for those who prefer to use a directional pad to play.
Released by My Arcade, both devices are officially licensed from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc and will be followed by the NAMCO Museum Mini Player.
Packed with 20 classic titles and featuring a large vertical-oriented screen for authentic arcade gameplay, the Mini Player features dual front facing speakers for optimal sound, a detachable joystick, and back-lit marquee and coin trap.
The makers say all titles are the original arcade versions, unless no original arcade version is available.
“We are honored to work with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to bring such iconic titles to a new generation of gamers,” remarked Crystal Dugan, My Arcade’s Marketing Manager.
“Classics like PAC-MAN, DIG DUG and GALAGA are nostalgic titles for myself and everyone who grew up playing them at their local arcade.
“They are such an important part of gaming history and we are thrilled to bring these backs in a unique way to a whole new audience.”
The licensed Micro Player Arcades and Pocket Player are available now from Amazon.co.uk.