Last Updated on June 18, 2023
Coleco has revealed the launch of its highly anticipated Revival Series: Mini Arcade Machines. Bringing back the beloved classics that defined a generation, Coleco is revolutionizing the gaming landscape once again with their illustrious history of introducing iconic gaming experiences.
In 1981, Coleco first made waves by introducing a line of mini arcade machines that transformed the way people enjoyed arcade games. Titles like Pac-Man, Frogger, and Donkey Kong captivated the masses and allowed them to relish the thrill of arcade games from their homes.
In response to the fervent requests from their devoted fan base, Coleco is proud to introduce the Revival Series. These stand-alone mini arcade machines are designed to capture the hearts of gamers once again. Their unique feature of offering a one-game-per-machine experience sets them apart from their competitors. With limited runs of each game ranging from 2,500 to 5,000 units, the Revival Series promises an exclusive and collectible gaming experience of exceptional quality.
The Coleco Revival Mini Arcade machines retain their classic shape and durable plastic shell construction from the 80s, but they feature updated technology that brings a modern twist to the arcade gaming experience. They come with a full-color LCD display, a powerful new gaming chip set, revamped joystick and accurate action buttons, and can be powered by AA batteries or charged using a charger port. The highly-detailed and colorful art wraps add a touch of nostalgia, ensuring that Retro is done right.
The Revival Series debuts with three captivating titles: Frenzy, Berzerk, and TopRacer. Stern’s Berzerk, a fan favorite released in 1980, immerses players in a thrilling multi-directional shooter arcade game. Navigate through a series of top-down, maze-like rooms filled with armed robots. The Berzerk Mini Arcade machine housed in a red cabinet adorned with iconic Berzerk artwork is a true tribute to the original.
Frenzy, the 1982 sequel to Berzerk, takes players on an equally exhilarating adventure. Encased in a blue cabinet displaying Berzerk artwork, the Frenzy Mini Arcade machine continues the legacy, delivering intense gameplay and non-stop action. Finally, TopRacer, the classic racing game originally released in 1993, makes a triumphant return. Featuring a soundtrack by the renowned Barry Leitch, the TopRacer Mini Arcade machine comes equipped with a steering wheel for an authentic racing experience. Take on the challenge of becoming the fastest driver on 64 racing tracks across 16 countries, choosing from a range of impressive cars.
Tina Cassano, Product Developer at Coleco, said, “It was exciting watching long-time Coleco fans feel like kids again with the release of Coleco Evolved mini arcades featuring titles Rainbow Brite and Robotech. With a few tweaks and some new titles, we are thrilled to resurrect the same nostalgia again with the Coleco Revival series.”
The Coleco Revival Series: Mini Arcade Machines are set to reignite the passion for retro gaming. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia and excitement of these timeless classics, and let Coleco transport you back to a golden age of gaming.
Follow the Coleco Revival Kickstarter for updates and pledge information.