My friends had better bring quarters, cuz if they wanna play they're gonna have to pay!
WHAT IS IT?
Capcom Home Arcade
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Plug-and-play arcade stick loaded with 16 classic Capcom Arcade titles
WHAT'S THE DAMAGE TO MY WALLET?
DO I REALLY NEED IT?
When it comes to reliving arcade memories, I'm good. I already have MAME…
I have MAME on my laptop. I have MAME on my Nvidia Shield TV. Heck, I even have MAME original Xbox, modded of course. And that’s not to mention a litany of classic collections complied on single disc volumes for my current consoles (always keep the illusion of being above board, kiddies, less “The Man” get suspicious), so as you see when it comes to getting my old school fix, I have many options encased in a myriad of fine, rectangular packagings. Yet none of those come in the shape of the CAPCOM logo, and dammit, something about that just appeals to me!
Ohhh Capcom. There once was a golden age when the flash of your logo and sound of your chime meant that I was in for a damn good time! A quarter deposited into the slot was a quarter well-spent on games like…
That’s a murderers’ row of electronic mayhem right there! Dare I say the Capcom Home Arcade might be the first classic console that I’m not fiending to hack. Seeing as it’s powered via Micro-USB just like the NES and SNES Classic, I’m certain modders will employ this as their entry point to adding content to the library, and on that day I will salute their tenacious ingenuity. Though personally I will refrain from including any non-Capcom game on my unit for the same reason I keep my NES and SNES Classics strictly adhered to the games native to their respective systems — Platform purity!
Ok, maybe I’ll throw in some Ms Pac-Man or Mortal Kombat. I don’t want to be accused of being a 16-bit bigot… NO! It’s Capcom or bust.
...If for nothing else than the sheer audacity of its design!