Leah hears about the Taito Egret II Mini

by | Dec 26, 2021 | Legends of Tabletop

The home version of TAITO’s EGRET II mini arcade cabinet will be available for purchase starting in 2022.

This is excellent news for fans who have been trying to order the console directly from Japan. United Games Entertainment, who exclusively distribute and sell TAITO’s titles both in digital and physical form, continues its relationship with one of Japan’s most iconic video game companies. They’re well-known for legendary games such as Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble and many others.

The EGRET II mini is a tinier version of the original TAITO EGRET II arcade cabinet and comes with special content and features.
• 40 pre-installed games, including classics such as Space Invaders, Lunar Rescue, Bubble Bobble, Darius Gaiden and many more
• 5-inch 4:3 rotating screen (1024×768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment and an optimal adaptation to the selected game
• Joystick individually adjustable for each game – easily switch from 8 directions to 4 directions
• HDMI output to play the games on TV
• Two USB Type-A controller ports for the different EGRET II mini controllers (that are sold separately)
• Power inlet via USB Type-C port
• SD card slot to add even more games
• Integrated sound through stereo speakers
• Instruction panel for exchangeable instruction cards
• Special in-game features like: Save states, adjustable lives and rapid fire

In addition to the 40 pre-installed games on the console, 10 additional games can be added through an SD card that’s included in the EGRET II mini Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set, coming with Strike Bowling, Arkanoid, Plump Pop and several other TAITO classics.
This library of games from 1978 to 1997 will be available with the launch of the EGRET II.
From my first memories of Arcade games spanning from Space Invaders,

To the titles some of us have grown to love so well, I look forward to getting my hands on this little packet of fun.

“Bubble Bobble is more than just a game, it is a philosophy. Two dragon bro’s collaborating to defeat evil. We should all aspire to work together and defeat evil.”
– My friend, Roman.

Words to live by.

More information can be found about United Games Entertainment GmbH HERE

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