Lately my family has been going to the Neon Retro video game arcade in Pasadena, CA. They have a bunch of very nicely restored arcade games. It costs $10 a hour and all the games are set to free play. I just found out about this Pac-Man Connect-and-Play. You can buy it for as little as $8 (including shipping) on Amazon. It's got 12 built-in games including:
- Pac-Man Plus
- Super Pac-Man
- Dig Dug
- New Rally X
- Pac & Pal
I wonder if anyone has modded this with a real arcade joystick. That would be a great project for John Park.
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