Gaming's roots are rich with iconic imagery and inventive design. Do your ears miss the timbre of a quarter dropping into an arcade cabinet coin slot? Bring a little piece of electronic entertainment's golden age into your abode.
You've experienced the horror. Trapped at the DMV, you reach into your pocket for some cellular entertainment. Alas, your smartphone's battery is dead! What to do? Where to turn? How will you pass the impending hours of tedium? Fear not! You came prepared with the Space Invaders Keychain Game. Punish the interstellar crustaceans with your mad Whack-a-Mole skills. Revel in the nostalgic sound effects. Thrill to the joy of never being bored again! Sleep well knowing this tiny nugget of Taito bliss will always be there for you.
Is that song already in your head? Celebrate the world's most recognizable puzzle game with this colorful multi-piece lamp. These nifty conductive Tetris blocks light up when brought together. Shape them however you like. Change the configuration to fit your mood. Just don't blame us if you never stop humming that music.
Using the power of Bluetooth, the fine folks at Thinkgeek created the iCADE, a groovy little arcade control interface for the iPad. Simply position your iPad across the panel and fire up one of more than a hundred compatible games. Sturdy, simple, and marvelously entertaining.
If you want to turn your classic gaming love up to eleven, consider the Mini Cocktail Bar Top Classic Arcade Cabinet, available on Amazon. The sixty vertically-oriented arcade titles included with the hardware represent the very best of arcade history. Small enough to fit easily in your apartment, large enough to be comfortable, the Mini Cocktail provides an uncompromising arcade experience in the home.
What's your all-time favorite classic game? Let us know in the comments!
Jared Petty is Associate Editor for IGN. His favorite arcade game is Robotron 2084. Be sure to follow him on Twitter at @pettycommajared.
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