The Taito Egret II Mini arcade cabinet has just launched in Japan; preorders for the non-Japanese version are scheduled to ship in May. With the English version still available to preorder from Strictly Limited and Games Rocket, fans of classic Taito arcade games have some time left to pick up a cabinet and accessories. Prices for the Egret II Mini start at $230, though. They're not cheap! We've got a Japanese model, so we'll show you what you're getting when you buy Taito's mini arcade cabinet.
The Egret II Mini is a miniature arcade cabinet that features: 40 pre-installed games, including classics such as Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, Darius Gaiden, and many more; a 5-inch 4:3 rotating screen (1024x768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment; HDMI output, 2 controller ports, and an SD card slot to add even more games. 10 additional games are included in the Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set, including co-op classics Arkanoid Returns and Plump Pop. See the full games list here.
Photos in this gallery depict the Egret II Mini Full Package Luxury Special Edition sold by Amazon Japan (though currently sold out). The equivalent English-markets package is the EGRET II mini - Game Center Blue Edition. Included in the Luxury Special Edition are:
- EGRET II Mini arcade cabinet
- USB Type-C charging cable & HDMI cable (2m)
- EGRET II Mini - Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set
- EGRET II Mini - Control Pad
- EGRET II Mini - Control Panel
- Instruction panel and exchangeable mini-instruction cards (Japanese)
- Taito 70th/ZUNTATA 35th Anniversary Soundtrack (4 CDs)
- Taito Arcade Strategy Book for the 50 included titles
- 38 EGRET II mini Game Flyers (A4/21cm x 29.7cm/ 8.3in x 11.7in)
- Taito Station Arcade Sticker
- Taito Station Arcade Backdrop for the console
The Egret II Mini and individual accessories can be preordered from Games Rocket. Egret II Mini bundles can be preordered from Strictly Limited. See our preorder article for more details, and stay tuned for our full review!