Whether they were butting heads during an intense match of a fighting game or mashing buttons to kill the final level boss, there’s a whole generation of kids who grew up glued to arcade machines. If you were one of those kids, you’ve probably wished you could bring one home just so you could keep playing (and keep that high score too).

Luckily for those who are still kids-at-heart, SEGA Toys is releasing a “mini” version of their popular Astro City arcade machine—and it’s just a little bit taller than your average smartphone.

The Astro City Mini is a scaled-down version of 1993’s Astro City arcade machine. The original Astro City was one of SEGA’s more popular machines and was known for its lime green logo.

The mini version stands at 170 mm (6.7 inches) tall and has 36 classic arcade game titles you can play at home. Some of the titles such as Puyo Puyo, Virtua Fighter, and Golden Axe, were even releasing newer versions of the games as recently as 2018.

It also comes with different accessories to make the gaming experience feel more authentic. The Astro City Mini Arcade Stick (pictured left) is 350 mm (13.7 inches) wide, so it should be enough to fit both hands comfortably. But if extra space isn’t an option, the Astro City Mini Control Pad (pictured right) is just around the size of regular controllers and retains the retro design of the machine too.

Lastly, since these are attachable to the mini version, they’re not exactly human-sized -- but you can also get a matching chair, machine base, and a signboard for your tiny arcade machine.

Priced at 12,800 yen, the Astro City Mini is currently up for reservations and will be fully released on December 17, 2020. SEGA’s website lists where the machine can be bought from and also includes a list of all 36 playable games and prices for the accessories.

By - Jen Laforteza.