Old School Sundays: Coleco Mini-Arcades

Remember these? Coleco’s Mini-Arcades were “The Arcade Games You Can Take Home With You!”

Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Pac-Man, Galaxian and Donkey Kong were the first Coleco Mini that were produced in the 80’s.  Not really portable but Coleco marketed them as the “Arcade Game you can take home…”  The commercial below shows just how big and clunky these devices were.  And running on 4 C’s, you know this should have been on wheels.  Nevertheless, growing up in the 80’s where Arcades WERE the main gaming system, Coleco made a good attempt of trying to capture them.

Images of my favorite Mini-Arcade: Donkey Kong

Images Via Handhelmuseum

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