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July 2, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Stranger Things Palace Arcade comes to life with retro games and games based on the Netflix show

Stranger Things Palace Arcade game
Twenty built-in games bridge the world of Stranger Things and the arcade classics of the 80s!
The Palace was a local arcade in the Stranger Things town of Hawkins. It featured a variety of games, including Dragon's Lair, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga, and Pac-Man, as well as several pinball games. This group of amazing games is now represented in a small handheld electronic game available at Target.

Netflix Stranger Things Handheld Arcade Game has a very vague description on the Target website and most other sites seem to offer the identical blurb. Finding the game list has proven challenging. Alas, I do not live near a Target. It seems as though this device contains Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Galaxian, and Galaga along with 16 new games based on 80s-era gameplay mechanics, each one featuring a Stranger Things motif os sorts. So, it has 4 known games and 16 others approximating 80's era arcade games.

It sounds like you get four familiar classics and 16 games that are simply based on vintage games and have some Stranger Things elements. That could be good... or it might be awful. If you like these miniature playable arcade games, you likely already own one with these four game on it. They're among the most common ones found on plug 'N Play

Stranger Things Palace Arcade game I prefer the "game boy" style devices rather than this boxier one that approximates an arcade cabinet. The handheld games often have larger controls that are easier to use. I'm not a fan of tiny joysticks and micro-buttons.
Stranger Things Palace Arcade game The game has a full-color screen and runs on three AA batteries.


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