Score! Take a trip back to the ’80s with this mini-arcade Pac-Man game—on sale for a limited time

Rudie Obias
·3 min read

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Who needs Marty McFly? Get yourself back to the future with this rad console.  (Photo: QVC)
Who needs Marty McFly? Get yourself back to the future with this rad console. (Photo: QVC)

Want to take a trip back to the early '80s? Well, since time machines aren't a thing yet, the best next thing is to experience classic video games in all of their retro glory with the Arcade1Up Countercade Tabletop Home Arcade Machine—now on sale for $120 (that's $21 off!) at QVC.

This mini-arcade cabinet is ideal for a home office, 'man cave' or kitchen countertop. "We bought one for our basement bar. The games bring back great memories," raved one five-star QVC reviewer.

And if you’d rather not fork over your cash in one go (understandable), QVC lets you opt for three 'Easy Pay' payments of just $40, with no interest at all. Plus, you get free shipping! New to QVC? You can get an additional $10 off with promo code 'OFFER' at checkout. Game on!

Retro gaming, compact size

Originally priced at $141, the Arcade1Up Countercade Tabletop Home Arcade Machine is a not-too-big-not-too-small 15 inches high and features an eight-inch color LCD display, joystick, control buttons, and replica artwork that will make you feel like you've been magically whisked away to those halcyon days of big hair, acid-wash jeans, and neon, well, everything. See it in action here!

Relive those glorious Saturday afternoons spent with Pac-Man and Galaga. Oh, and you can save your quarters for the laundromat—these babies are completely coinless! All the better to maximize your fun time chasing ghosts and destroying spaceships instead of smashing your piggy bank open for change.

"...The build quality is excellent, the aesthetics are great, the game selection is spot-on, and the price was awesome," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "For those of you my age (mid 40's) who grew up playing these in the arcades or for the younger generation who is curious about the history of video gaming you just can't go wrong..."

Munch your way to hours of fun with Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man. (Photo: QVC)
Munch your way to hours of fun with Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man. (Photo: QVC)

More games!

If Pac-Man and Galaga aren't your thing (or you'd like to strike a blow against the patriarchy), the good folks at QVC offer a model that comes with Ms. Pac-Man and Super Pac-Man instead. Does your taste run more toward the amphibian? How 'bout a third option featuring Frogger and Time Pilot?

"My boyfriend got me Ms. Pac-Man for my birthday back in September," reported a satisfied QVC shopper. "I love this game. The size is perfect for me, not too big and not too small, and the screen is great. This would be good for those who are limited with space. Now I really hope QVC gets a hold of a Centipede in this size, and I hope Millipede is the second game included. I'd be one happy camper if this happens."

At $120 (was $141), you can take your gaming to the next level with the Arcade1Up Countercade Tabletop Home Arcade Machine without gobbling up too much of your dough. Our advice? Score one before it sells out!

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