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The Capcom Home Arcade Delivers Classic Games, But For A High Price

The Capcom Home Arcade Delivers Classic Games, But For A High Price

If you weren't content with the Classic Mini NES and SNES, PlayStation Classic and imminent Sega Mega Drive Mini, you can now start to salivate over the Capcom Home Arcade.

Just announced this afternoon, it's another plug-and-play console (kind of) that brings back a stack of old games and makes them easy to play on your fancy-pants modern television.

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The Capcom Home Arcade is basically a long plank, shaped like the Capcom logo, fitted with two sets of full-size controls made with premium Sanwa arcade parts. It's ideally suited, then, to local multiplayer sessions - so long as you and your player two don't mind laying the unit over your laps.

As with the other mini consoles of recent years, it comes pre-loaded with a library of games. In this case you've 16 Capcom games, a mixture of 1v1 fighters, platformers and shmups. There are some real classics in there like Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Alien Vs. Predator, Strider and Giga Wing, alongside some good but not necessarily top-tier entries like Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting.

You can see the whole list below:

  • Armored Warriors
  • 1944: The Loop Master
  • Captain Commando
  • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
  • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
  • Final Fight
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Alien Vs. Predator
  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
  • Strider
  • Giga Wing
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Eco Fighters
  • Mega Man: The Power Battle
  • CapCom Sports Club
  • Progear
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One advantage that the the Capcom Home Arcade has over its competitors is that it comes WiFi-enabled, letting you compete across global leaderboards.

However, all of this comes at a significant price: €229.99.

Compare that to the other minis that you can pick up for as little as £40 and it's going to be hard to immediately justify this one when it's released on October 25.

And judging by the comments under Capcom's announcement tweet, it doesn't look like the new device is going over too well with fans. Many of the comments suggest they'd have preferred the games released as a bundle for consoles they already own, or would have liked the Home Arcade more if it came at a lower price point.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom

Topics: Technology, video games, gamingbible, Capcom

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

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