My Arcade Pac-Man Micro Player Review

I’m really loving the concept of these Micro Player cabinets, I honestly may have found my new amiibo to hunt! At about $35, they are inexpensive enough to catch on as collector’s items - especially since they are pretty much exact replicas of the originals.

 Hey guys! It’s Ray back here and welcome to another blog post! Thanks to my friends over My Arcade, I am super excited to share with you the brand new Pac-Man Micro Player! It looks like an original arcade cabinet, it plays like an original arcade cabinet but it’s only about the size of a water bottle…HOW COOL!!! Regardless of whether you play on these micro players or not, one thing is for certain - these things are beautiful collector’s and display pieces.

There’s no denying it guys, I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face. These micro cabinets are absolutely gorgeous…especially this Pac-Man version over here. It’s an exact replica of the original cabinet that you would find in arcade - for comparison here’s a picture of the original and the micro side by side - can barely even tell the difference!

Unlike the original big cabinet though, the micro player runs on either 4 AA batteries or can be plugged in via a micro USB cable. There’s also a headphone jack around the back just in case you wanted to have a little bit of privacy when you’re playing. I don’t know why you would play on something like this when you’re out in public - but hey, you never know!

Gameplay-wise, the micro runs what seems to be an NES version of Pac-Man, not the original. You can hear it in the sounds and see it on the screen - this isn’t actually the original arcade ROM and that’s kind of a disappointment. I would have liked for this to be the complete retro package but sometimes, you can’t have it all. Regardless, you still get to play Pac-Man on this thing and it’s a great version at that, it does what it’s supposed to very well.

Overall, I’m really loving the concept of these Micro Player cabinets, I honestly may have found my new amiibo to hunt! At about $35, they are inexpensive enough to catch on as collector’s items - especially since they are pretty much exact replicas of the originals. Sure they may not have the actual original ROM’s or sounds but the concept has me hyped and I’m excited to see which ones are going to come out next!

What’s your favorite arcade game?

Raymond Strazdas

Digital Video Producer. Tech & fitness junkie. YouTube NextUp Alum. Nintendo of America Ambassador. Somewhat living in the future.