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The holidays are inching closer and closer usually coincides with a rise in anxiety around gift shopping for loved ones. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how hard you’ve thought about gifts for friends and family or how early—it's tough knowing exactly what to get someone without the worry of gifting a dud.
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Luckily, if you’ve got a nostalgic gamer on your list that you’re truly trying to wow, and the new Atari 2600+ isn’t exactly their style, we found a novel product that’s a perfect stocking stuffer. If an Arcade1Up machine may be out of your budget, consider an item from My Arcade. The brand makes much simpler and smaller arcade machines and at a fraction of the cost.
Burgertime Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Pac-Man Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Ms. Pac-Man Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Elevator Action Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Bubble Bobble Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Mappy Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Heavy Barrel Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
Dig Dug Micro Player Mini Arcade Machine
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Its Micro Player line of mini arcade machines features real working games with full color, backlit displays, tiny joysticks and buttons, and external speakers, all standing at 6.75 inches tall. They’re powered by micro USB cords or 4 AA batteries and have authentic cabinet art you’d find at your local arcade.
Right now, My Arcade’s Micro Player lineup includes classic games like Galaga, Galaxian, Heavy Barrel, Burgertime, Bad Dudes, Rolling Thunder, All-Star Stadium, Ms. Pac-Man, and more. And if you’re in the market for gifting one, you can nab a few on sale at Amazon right now.
These micro machines usually retail for $39.99, but a handful of them are on sale right now, knocking most to sub-$30. If you’re one to do your holiday shopping early, grab one now ahead of the holidays for that retro gaming enthusiast.
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