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Spencer Daniel 『Sexy Anime Boyz』 : These are awesome. I do remember watching a video where there was a guy who was actually explaining that there was more than one game programmed onto the boards of each of these tiny arcade machines, and that by messing a bit with it, you could play different games on them! The wonders of technology.

UberNeuman : You liar. Those are all full-size arcade machines. You're trying to cover the fact of your freakishly large hands.

Grouchy Dude : Saw a bunch of these at my local Wal-Mart for $12. Passed it up, but after seeing the marquee light up in Galaxian, I may have to pick this up!

Catpirate : These fit well in my collection of tiny things. Gameboy Micro, Mini PlayStation, Micropenis, and now this.

Arrowdodger : This is really tempting for use as a prop with some of my action figures.

gamers in a container : I saw a video of someone taking these apart. These actually have all 4 games on one chip so you can very easily add a selector switch and have all the games on one device.

Daruny Beoulve : I would buy one remove the stickers and put a Polybius sticker on it.

Blake Vande : Ashens dont forget About your up coming Dolmio day you said You were going to eat pasta sauce until you puke

1973Washu : I think novelty keychains get a lower tax (or tariff) rate than electronic games get. That is why they bung a keychain onto it.

GmodPlusWoW : If you went back in time 38 years and showed this to an arcade goer, it would probably blow their minds. And you'd both probably be silenced by some sort of Time Agency for the sake of preserving the space-time continuum. Assuming of course that there's only one timeline that can constantly be rewritten. Though frankly I'd subscribe to the theory of constantly branching timelines, wherein the mere act of going back in time is enough to split the timeline in twain, creating a branch where your arrival and existence at that point in time causes events to unfold differently to the timeline you started out in.

sirkowski : Has someone hacked Doom on this yet?

Obscur the Bird : I'd buy a Tiny Brown Couch and place it at my work desk. Please. I need it.

「#1 Schemer」 : But does it also come with tiny quarters for you to put in it?

VWestlife : Looks like the collision detection is rather lacking -- at 3:45 and 4:12 Pac-Man clearly goes _underneath_ one of the ghosts and both of them emerge unscathed!

Catpirate : I bought one of these for my dad. Being someone who grew up with arcade machines, seeing one so small it could fit in his hand blew his mind.

Chris : rip that skin off your finger pls

Lucien Hicks : But how will I ever play The Simpsons or Turtles in Time on such a small- -wait wait we make really big ones with multiple screens and shit! We're gonna be rich boys

Daniel Gehring : The funny part is, I know a guy who works as night security and his key ring is easily big enough to comfortably fit this and like a dozen more machines... but he would be the first to tell you not to do it because the dozens and dozens of keys it's sharing space with would crush the poor thing. Personally I'd hang it somewhere in my car, something that passengers can amuse themselves with when they're bored of talking or whatever.

Pádraig Floyd : The lack of sound control surely gives it an authentic feel. You could always hear Pac Man above everything else in an arcade. Man, I loved Galaxian. That was my favourite for an awfully long time and seemed a big step forward from Space Invaders. It wasn't, but we were easily fooled back then by trinkets...

Justin Y. : These would fit well with Little Bits

Keith Fulkerson : On these, I think you can access more games by messing with some jumpers on the board.

AroundIndiana : As tacky as it may be it's actually kind of cool

JOCKATEO : what do they call pac-man In Pakistan? me-man

MDP_Toaster : I wonder if Ashens will store these in the oven with his Arcade Board he and Dan nearly preheated.

cheezburgerforcats : Talking about the whole Pac Man name change thing immediately made me think of Scott Pilgrim. I'm curious if that's just me.

OchaTime : It's also not real Puckman (or Galaxian); it's a mock-up that works on the screen they inserted in it. Which sucks, because there's a few others that actually emulate the real game on a better screen, assuming they made this junker to keep the keychain under... Ten, fifteen bucks? This is the kind of Pacman you'd have been able to get on the "good" flip phones back in the mid-2000's. (Edit: 22 POUNDS, WHAT A RIP-OFF)

koga924 : These are 12 USD in a America, but there are bigger versions for 20, and 25. They're really popular here for some reason. Here's the ones I've seen so far for those that are interested: Bad Dudes, Burger Time, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Pacman, Asteroids, Frogger, Qbert, and a few others I can't remember. (I'll post when I go back to the market)

Catpirate : Because they're not emulation, does that mean you can technically get a world record on them? Please confirm!

TAG Media : I learned about the Puck Man tidbit from Scott Pilgrim.

Divinorumification : Damn Stuart, those cuticles.

megarollX Rgm Broadcasting : Looks like the pac man I played on my flip phone in 2009

くコ:彡OhDearGodRun : Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever.

etjason1 : Need to send one to Big Clive for reverse engineering. Then he change out the colors on the top glass and adjust the sound.

Rugalheid Bernstein : I like to think that these things inspired SNK to create the Neo Geo Mini.

Kekyoin : Perfect for a gerbil

DanRC ** : If you have any pet mice, stick these in their cage. It'll entertain them (and you) for ages, until it gets covered in poop.

chicken livers : Ashen is doctor

ThePlasmaPro : Wait, this was produced by SI? Since when have measurement systems produced small arcade machines?

Anderson Helms : I own all four of these and it is a joy to start them all up at once. The sound of the tiny arcade on my toy shelf makes me smile like a fool each time I start them up.

MrMickio1 : Kinda surprised you missed this when opening it up but the little part with letters A through D is actually a bunch of dip switches that are used to change the games! all 4 games are on the same PCB and with a bit of hacking you can change which game is played when you start it!

《 Cyberghoul 》 : Well, my eyes are now destroyed. Thank you, Ashens.

Jan-Robert Nergård : Think you can get 2 more games on it by chaning a connector inside it.

Doctor Butler : Why Galaxian and not Galaga??

Dom Maurice : That peeling bit of skin on your thumb is driving me nuts.

Sebman : it's so 4k that I can see the little bit of flesh sticking out of Ashens's cuticule

ampedwales : Those are very cool little novelties! Having seen Blanka, could you do a video on GI Joe Street Fighter figures, and the Mortal Kombat ones too, please?

Darrin S : Galaga is coming out next month or October along with another one i can't remember the name of..

Dismas : That puc man knowledge must get you all the girls on a party ;)

Reece Bar : Yea, I'd rather just play it on my phone for free.....

Patrick O'Grady : Ashens dont forget About your up coming Dolmio day you said You were going to eat pasta sauce until you puke