If you were alive during the 1980s, then you’ll know how awesome arcade games used to be. Classic games like Pac-Man, Missile Command, Berzerk and Defender were all epic. Not only that, but countless other arcade games were developed in time. They were simpler than modern games like Guitar Hero or Dance, Dance, Revolution, but they were still highly addictive. The sheer nostalgia of hearing the sound effects may be enough to sweep you off your feet. That’s why one brilliant Reddit user decided to build his very own, hand-held arcade game. It’s adorable, it’s functional, and I need one. Right now.
He started with a screen and some hardware.
At this point, it’s kind of hard to tell where he is going with this…
But once he started constructing the frame, it all came together.
It was a mini arcade game.
Adding a fresh coat of paint…
Then, carefully putting the boards, wires and screen inside of the grame.
Carefully measuring out the placement for the buttons.
A bottle for scale. This thing was going to be tiny (and awesome).
Now WITH the buttons (so cute).
Adding a bit more detailing and paint.
Connecting the hardware…
Lots o’ decals!
Looking pretty legit.
The result? A thing of beauty.
His tech notes for wiring. A lot more went into this creation than you can know.
Watch the video below to see his creation in action:
The “mame4all” software he currently has running on this tiny machine supports about 2,100 games in the current build. That means there are literally thousands of classic arcade games to be played on that tiny standup machine. I’m drooling. Source: Reddit What he created was just plain awesome. Share it!
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