RepliCade Is Atari’s Official Licensed Miniature Arcade Game Machine
RepliCade Is Atari’s Official Licensed Miniature Arcade Game Machine.
RepliCade Is Atari’s Official Licensed Miniature Arcade Game Machine. Although there are many ways to enjoy retro games veteran gamers have become increasingly felt thanks to the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System Mini and SNES Classic Edition, and the announcement of the Ataribox console. And loyal Atari fans might not want to miss this exciting offer from New Wave Toys.
Through Kickstarter, a team of Vancouver inventors introduced their unique creation called RepliCade Amusements, a tiny version of an arcade game machine. It is almost similar to Adafruit and Tiny Arcade. The difference is that RepliCade really obtains an official license from Atari, and is not just a miniature. The device is claimed to be formulated very accurately, both in terms of design, control input, to content.
RepliCade carries a scale of 1 to 6, having dimensions of 30 × 13.2 × 11.4-centimeters. The size is not too large so it is easy to move, and not too small, so it remains comfortable to play. New Wave Toys designed it so that the device can be controlled by a finger; and utilizing a combination of wood, metal, plastic, and rubber materials like a real arcade machine.
The appearance of RepliCade Amusements is very convincing. There are two distinctive red coin return credit buttons, as well as metal coin doors. In addition, RepliCade is equipped with 3-Watt speakers that are “can reproduce sound accurately.” In this variant. RepliCade is designed to run Centipede games; so that the artwork on the sides and front is adjusted to the theme of the game (also coated with a special coating so that the illustrations are not easily damaged), as well as utilizing controls in the form of a trackball.
The coin door and buttons are not just a display.
They are related to the game, function to add ‘credit‘, and access the menu. The size of the trackball and buttons is of course adjusted so it is not too small even though the RepliCade volume is only one-sixth of a standard arcade game machine. New Wave Toys promises, all RepliCade units present the game’s original ROM.
For other features, RepliCade already utilizes a modern approach. The device is equipped with a 3.5-inch wide LCD screen with a vertical 4: 3 ratio, power switch, and volume adjustment knob. RepliCade stores a built-in battery, which can be recharged via a micro USB cable.
Because of the commitment to make use of the original ROM,
it seems like each RepliCade variant can only run one game, and New Wave Toys plans to create another official miniature arcade machine. Nowadays, all of the arcade game fans can buy the RepliCade. It has been available since April 2018.
In summary, RepliCade Amusement can be a good choice if you want to enjoy the old arcade game in modern and mini design. Even though it only can play one game. People who love arcade games love it because it really looks like the original one. It is very attractive and entertaining because it is equipped with simple and easy control.