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April 2019 Retro Gaming Article


April 10, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

My Arcade's line of Pocket Player handheld game consoles is expanding next month to include Galaga

My Arcade Galaga Pocket Player
The green Galaga handheld also contains Galaxian and Xevious.
While I"m really stoked to get my hands on their Retro Champ handheld, that plays Famicom and NES game carts, My Arcade is keeping the Spring busy with the release of it's Galaga Pocket Player next month.

With only three games, it has a few nice features like powering either via four AAA batteries or micro USB. It has a 2.75" backlit color display and a forward-facing speaker with volume control and a headphone jack. While it goes for a seemingly high price of $35, if the build quality is like others I've seen from them, it may be worth it.

You also get Galaxian and Xevious built-in as well. Other devices in the Pocket Player line include multigame devices featuring Pac-Man, Bubble Bobble, and Dig Dug (which also features Dig Dug II). I'm accustomed to the $15 plug 'n play models with a dozen games and connects to your TV, so I may not be assessing it properly.

A few years ago, I found some My Arcade handhelds at Toys R Us and they were dreadful little devices full of no-name Flash games. I'm hoping their future releases offer more quality and curation of games.

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