Man, didn’t you just love the eighties? They used to have these places called “arcades”, where you could play all varieties of video games standing up that had a wide diversity of controllers ranging from track-balls, spinners, and the good old joystick with buttons.
The Dream Authentics Tabletop Arcade Game recaptures the spirit of that unfortunately bygone era, without the whole standing up part. A player can now sit down at their desk and enjoy classic games such as Pac-Man, Tempest, Centipede, Gauntlet, as well as 150 other classic titles from the big video game corporations like Atari, Midway, and Namco.
This Arcade flashback from the eighties can also act as a quarter-munching fad from the fifties: a jukebox. Unfortunately, this device doesn’t use old donut 45s, but relies completely on playing MP3s of your favorite tunes. The whole device is powered by a slimline PC with a 19 inch screen.
Man, what I wouldn’t give to have a time machine to drop this off in the eighties. Man, I could have old-school video gamers chucking the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Intellivision, Colecovision, and the eventually the Nintendo Entertainment System out the window. I would have sold them on playing authentic arcade games sitting on your rear without a pocketful of quarters.
Too bad the Dream Authentics Tabletop Arcade Game costs about $2,495.95. Dang, that’s like 9,984 quarters. Well, if you’re willing to drop that amount of money, feel free to go to the Hammacher Schlemmer site and lay it down.