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Finally, Sega’s Astro City Mini Arcade is getting a US launch

Sega’s Astro City is finally getting an American release. There’s a small catch though, as the mini arcade will be available only through Limited Run.

To the stars

Mini arcades and micro consoles are still pretty darn popular. Just in the last few years we’ve seen a few versions from SNK, as well as Capcom, Colecovision, and of course Sega and Nintendo. And that’s not even mentioning the dozens we’ve seen hit retail in scaled-cabinet form.

One Sega unit though, has not made the jump from Japan to the rest of the world. That of course, is the Astro City. A small replica of the original large-scale cab, the Astro City Mini Arcade is still pretty well sought after for it’s 30 included Sega classics. It’s about to get a lot easier to get though (maybe), thanks to Limited Run Games.

The diminutive arcade will go on sale via the online storefront this Friday at 10am eastern time. Just what that exactly means though, is a little bit of a mystery. By that, I mean to say there’s no word on whether or not these will be limited to the LRG-standard single-day, dual time period method, or if it’ll be pre-orderable for a longer period of time.

On top of that, the press release says this is a “pre-order”, but the LRG website says that Astro City units (and extra controllers) are in stock right now and “on hand”. So if that’s true then they’d ship out right after the purchase period ends. So basically, if you really want one, it’s probably best to make your way to Limited Run Games’ site right at the time that sales start. Better safe than sorry, I’d think.

In any event, the units will be priced in at $129.99 USD, with extra controllers priced at $27.99 USD. There’s also a really neat little “Style Kit”, that will make your Astor City Mini look even more like a tiny version of its big bro. That’s $39.99 USD.

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  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (with Stella)
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns II
  • Cotton
  • Crack Down
  • Cyber Police ESWAT
  • Dark Edge
  • Dottori Kun (Dot Race)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • My Hero
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Rad Mobile
  • Quartet 2
  • Scramble Spirits
  • Sega Ninja
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic Boom
  • Space Harrier
  • Stack Columns
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

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