Coleco takes to Kickstarter to relaunch classic tabletop arcade line

Remember those nifty Coleco arcade titles from the 80s? You know, the ones that you could play on your dining room tabletop? Well, they’re back. The company has taken to Kickstarter to launch Rainbow Brite, Robotech: The Macross Saga, and a mystery third title.

Bringing the arcade home

I remember these things well. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, and more were all available in a line that seemed way better than it looks in retrospect. Then again, back then there wasn’t much to play in this form factor. After all, they were pretty much arcade games that you could take with you, as unwieldy as they might have been.

Now some 30-odd years after they originally hit the market, Coleco is bringing the little consoles back. The same form, the same function, but with all new games inside, these arcade units are already doing quite well for themselves on the crowd funding platform Kickstarter.

As of this writing, Coleco has already beaten it’s goal of $30k USD. In fact, they’ve doubled it, with over $66k with another 21 days to go on the campaign. And the games I mentioned are both actually pretty neat.

Rainbow Brite looks like it’d be right at home on the NES, and Robotech looks every bit the Super Nintendo game that it honestly should have been. You can check them both out in action on the Kickstarter page for the company. And while you’re there, if you’re so inclined, you can also back them.

I did mention a “third game” too, though we don’t know what it is yet. According to Coleco, it’s a stretch goal, and will take quite a bit more cash to unlock. For that third title, the campaign will have to get up to $180k.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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