Taito Releasing Mini Arcade Cabinet Filled With 40 Games

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Taito have unveiled a new mini arcade cabinet called the Egret II Mini, designed after Taito’s 1996 Japanese full-size cabinet.

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The mini version is packed with 40 games, dating from 1978's Space Invaders to arcade titles from the 1990s. Have a look below at the games that have been announced so far.

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Illustration for article titled Taito Releasing Mini Arcade Cabinet Filled With 40 Games
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Ten more games will be sold separately for a grand total of 50 games that can be played.

We’ve already seen other mini arcades from Sega and SNK, but the Taito one seems cooler. Why? The screen can be rotated from horizontal to vertical, depending on the game. This option is excellent for shoot-em-ups. It reflects the ease with which the original Taito Egret II cabinet’s screen could be rotated, making it a standout piece of arcade hardware.

The Egret II Mini also has USB, HDMI, and SD Card slots.

Taito is also selling a trackball controller separately, recreating the Arkanoid arcade experience on a small scale.

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Priced at 18,678 yen ($170), pre-orders have begun in Japan, where the Egret II Mini will be released on March 2, 2022. No word yet on an international release.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Arkanoid used a dial, not a trackball, which is also shown on the controller.