Following the previous announcement of the Taito EGRET II Mini comes news of some limited editions, available to reserve today.
The exclusive Western edition of this table top retro game console is limited to 5,000 models worldwide, with different versions boasting special content.
Each Taito Egret II mini features:
- 5-inch 4:3 rotating screen (1024×768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment and an optimal adaptation to the selected game
- Joystick individually adjustable for each game – easily switch from 8 directions to 4 directions
- HDMI output to play the games also on TV
- Two USB Type-A controller ports for the different EGRET II mini controllers (that are sold separately)
- Power inlet via USB Type-C port
- SD card slot to add even more games
- Own integrated sound through stereo speakers
- Instruction panel for exchangeable instruction cards
- Special ingame features like: Save states, adjustable lives and rapid fire
So far, the following games have been confirmed:
- Space Invaders
- Lunar Rescue
- Steel Worker
- Lupin the Third
- Marine Date
- Pirate Pete
- Strike Bowling
- Adventure Canoe
- Birdie King
- Elevator action
- Chack’n Pop
- Outer Zone
- The FairyLand Story
- The Legend of Kage
- Halley’s Comet
- Bubble Bobble
- Kiki Kaikai
- Scramble Formation (Tokio)
- Rastan Saga (Rastan)
- KyuKyoku Tiger (Twin Cobra)
- Arkanoid: Revenge of DoH
- Plump Pop
- Rainbow Islands Extra
- The New Zealand Story
- TATSUJIN (Truxton)
- Violence Fight
- Mizubaku Adventure (Liquid Kids)
- Gun Frontier (Gun & Frontier)
- Hat Trick Hero (Football Champ)
- The Ninja Kids
- Metal Black
Some of these titles are unavailable without the Paddle and Trackball Expansion Set.
Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games have announced prices starting at $229.99 / €199.99 (excluding tax and shipping costs). The three exclusive editions of the console are:
EGRET II mini – Limited Blue Edition Bundle: This edition will include the EGRET II mini – Limited Blue Edition, a special cup & cup holder and a set of mini instruction cards for the true retro arcade feeling. This bundle does not include any of the three optional controllers, which can be purchased separately.
EGRET II mini – Arcade Cabinet Blue Edition: This very special package will include the EGRET II mini – Limited Blue Edition, plus the Paddle and Trackball Expansion Set that comes with a controller and 10 additional games on SD card, including Arkanoid Returns and PuchiCarat. On top of that, retro fans get a set of mini instruction cards, a special TAITO/ZUNTATA anniversary soundtrack and a strategy book.
EGRET II mini – Game Center Blue Edition: The most extensive edition that includes all the content of the Arcade Cabinet Blue Edition plus the other two available optional EGRET II mini controllers and even more awesome physical collectibles.
Reservations are now open, allowing retro fans to reserve their device as soon as the pre-order process starts. Fancy the EGRET II mini – Limited Blue Edition Bundle from ININ Games? Register on their partner website, gamesrocket.com. If you prefer the EGRET II mini – Arcade Cabinet Blue Edition or the Game Center Blue Edition with great additional collectibles, reserve yours at www.
UPDATE: TAITO EGRET II Mini Limited Blue Edition Pre-orders Open
Strictly Limited Games has commenced the pre-order phase for the TAITO EGRET II mini Limited Blue Edition. After testing for the European and American markets, this console is planned for release on May 27th, 2022.
Details for other bundles will follow when available.
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