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Reclaim Past Video Game Glory with the Dreamcade Replay, the Universal Flashback Console. Play 1,000's of games from dozens of consoles
Reclaim Past Video Game Glory with the Dreamcade Replay, the Universal Flashback Console. Play 1,000's of games from dozens of consoles
1,642 backers pledged $228,854 to help bring this project to life.

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The Dreamcade Replay is the universal flashback console that plays nearly every classic console from the 70's through the 90's. Pricing is just $99, $129, or $159 each.

It includes over 100 classic games & it's simple to play tens of thousands more.

Play arcades games, pinball machines, casino games, slot machines, MP3's, movies, and so much more. Super simple to use, with no messy controller cables. Works on almost all modern TV's and computers. Just plug it in and enjoy!

Whether it's Pac-Man, or Pokemon, the Replay plays tens of thousands of games from dozens of different platforms. It comes pre-configured with everything you need. From Intellivision to the PlayStation and most anything in between.

The Dreamcade Replay is simple to play and add more games.

 

Order today and save $20-$40, plus get extra free games.
Three configurations to choose from:
Option 1. Replay BYOC $̶1̶1̶9̶  $99 - Bring Your Own Controller. Works with almost any PC or Bluetooth gamepad.
Option 2. Replay DX $̶1̶5̶9̶  $129 - Includes everything you need, just plug it in and enjoy!
Option 3. Replay DX2 $̶1̶9̶9̶  $159 - Includes a second controller, for twice as much fun.

The Replay supports over 2 dozen systems out of the box. Here's just a few: Sega Game Gear, Genesis, & Master System; Nintendo Original (NES), Super(SNES), 64 (N64), & Game Boy. Plus, it plays PC classics like the Commodore, Apple, and Spectrum. And with our open system users can add and even share additional emulators.

Each system not only comes with over 100 classic games, but it also includes Pinball machines, Casino and slot games (these can be removed), and many apps to get the most out of your Replay.

Our exclusive Retro-Reload Google Safe Search takes the worry out of finding new games. Whether it's commercial sites like Steam Powered, Good Old Gamer, or online libraries like the Internet Archive, we make sure your searches are always family-safe, and virus free.

With our Retro Streaming Accelerator, streaming games is as simple as clicking a link. In fact, there's over 10,000 free games to stream on the Internet Archive alone--all of which play full-screen and full-speed, thanks to our exclusive streaming technology.

Here's a list of just some of the FREE games you can stream:

  • Internet Arcade - Defender, Q-bert, Out Run, and over 600 more!
  • Console Living Room - Pitfall, Frogger, Star Wars, and thousands more!
  • Software Collection - Oregon Trail, Wolfenstien 3D, Donkey Kong and over 10,000 more!
    Don't worry if these games run slow or poorly on your home PC, our streaming software technology allows them to run at full-speed without glitches.

Start digging around your closet or garage for those old games, because it's simple to add your cartridge titles to your Replay. Simply take a photo, and our Cartridge Analysis & Recognition Tool (CART) will identify and add it to your list of titles, it's that easy. It works with iPhone, Android, Kindle, Mac, PC—anything with a web browser and camera.

 The controller included with the Replay DX automatically connects when turned on, so you never have to worry about connecting your controller, plus it functions as a mouse and keyboard. If you want to use your own controller or add more players (up to 4) the Dreamcade Replay recognizes over 100 gamepads.

Our joystick configurator not only lets you reconfigure your gamepad to suit your preferences, but it also allows you to add new controllers with ease. With the Replay there's never any rebooting required; new controllers are automatically recognized and ready to play within seconds.

Dream Arcades continuously updates and improves the software used on full-sized arcades. You'll have access to the same exact software used on those arcades. Best of all, we are always working on adding new emulators and other features to the Replay. You do have the option to opt-out of these free upgrades.  

Our support is unrivaled, we can even remotely connect to your machine and fix it over the internet.

Because the Replay runs Windows 10, it supports thousands of apps and programs. Plus, the Replay comes with dozens of the most useful ones, like: Windows Store, Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube (we are not affiliated with these companies).        

 

 

When it comes to emulation, CPU power is everything. Running quad-cores at over 2.2GHz turbo means the Replay can not only handle emulators, but also more recent titles like Street Fighter 4 and Counter-Strike. Our open system allows you to expand and hack to your heart's content.
The system comes with an Intel Processor, 4GB RAM, Bluetooth, wireless and Ethernet networking, 32GB storage, USB 2.0 & 3.0, HDMI, VGA, and the ability to expand with up to 3 additional storage devices.

 

Don't compare the Replay to a Raspberry Pi. Pi based machines run at half the speed, and can't run as many emulators--like N64, or Playstation--without lots of stuttering. Additionally, they run freeware, limited front-ends. Our front-end has been designed from the ground up for ease-of-use and powerful customization.

 International Backers:

Don't see your country listed? Just message us with your country, city, and postal code and we'll try to add it the the list. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to Canada at this time.

Risks and challenges

Michael Ware started out as a guy in a garage, and over the past fourteen years, we've grown a cutting-edge company with a 5,000 square-foot facility, complete with dedicated support, programming, and engineering staff. Michael has been working with overseas manufactures for over eight years and knows the ins-and-outs of manufacturing and importing. While there is risk with any project, we have the experience, to make the Replay a reality.
While prototypes are being sent out to the media and bloggers, the Replay is not yet a complete product.
The layout of one of the PCB’s may need to be changed to accommodate the molds. But the most critical and time consuming part— the initial design—is complete. We are currently beta testing software and hardware.
Like any project, one of the biggest risks is unexpected delays. Overseas manufacturing works very differently than in the US, and delays are sometimes unavoidable. We’ve lined up multiple manufactures to minimize the impact of any delays and are committed to keeping candid communication on our progress with backers.
While we’re experienced at cost forecasting, there’s always a chance that some features might be modified or excluded. The online social experience still has to be finalized.
Overseas orders could face issues or additional costs in local customs. Dreamcade llc has the experience to properly fill-out customs forms, but we cannot guarantee there won't be customs delays. We recommend buyers hire a customs broker to resolve any local customs issues, which we can not be liable for. In the event of cancellation of this project, Dreamcade, llc will refund 100% of all fees collected, whenever possible.
Software licensing has been negotiated but not yet signed for game packs. Titles may change.
Special thanks to Evan Amos for his Creative Commons Console images!

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    Digital Games Collection

    Get a dozen arcade style games from Dream Arcades. Includes games made exclusively for our arcades, and corporate clients. Something from every era and style.

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    Dreamcade Replay BYOC - Super Early Bird

    Be one of the First to order the Dreamcade Replay - BYOC -Bring Your Own Controller, and not only can you save $20, but you can get in on some great free perks:
    First, chose one of these free game Packs:
    1. Activision Anthology - 75 classic games like Pitfall!, Kaboon, Chopper Command, & River Raid.
    Also includes 80's Music soundtracks - Get your music collection a head start with 8 great songs from the 80's. Features Flock Of Seagulls, Will Smith, Billy Ocean, and more.
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    2. Angry Birds 2 pack - Relive a modern classic, on a your full-sized TV or Monitor. Includes both the original Angry Birds & Angry Birds Seasons.

    Plus, your name will listed in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    Like all Replay models, it also comes with 100 Classic games and much more.

    NOTE: This version of the Replay does NOT include a matched controller. You'll need to provide your own PC or Bluetooth gamepad.

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    Be one of the First to order the Dreamcade Replay - BYOC -Bring Your Own Controller, and save $20.

    Includes everything you need to get started except the controller. It comes with 100 Classic games and so much more.

    Plus, your name will listed in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    NOTE: This version of the Replay does NOT include a matched controller. You'll need to provide your own PC or Bluetooth gamepad.

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    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay - BYOC -Bring Your Own Controller, and save $20.
    Includes everything you need to get started except the controller. Comes with 100 Classic games and so much more.

    Plus, your name will listed in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    NOTE: This version of the Replay does NOT include a matched controller. You'll need to provide your own PC or Bluetooth gamepad.

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    Dreamcade Replay DX - Super Early Bird

    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay - DX, with a Deluxe matched game controller and not only can you save $30, but you can get in on some great free perks:.

    It comes with everything you need to get started including 100 Classic games and much more.

    Plus you can get in on some great free perks:
    First, chose one of these free game Packs:
    1. Activision Anthology - 75 classic games like Pitfall!, Kaboon, Chopper Command, & River Raid.
    Also includes 80's Music soundtracks - Get your music collection a head start with 8 great songs from the 80's Features Flock Of Seagulls, Will Smith, Billy Ocean and more.
    -or-
    2. Angry Birds 2 pack - Relive a modern classic, on a your full-sized TV or Monitor. Includes the original Angry Birds & Angry Birds Seasons.

    We'll also list your name in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    International shippers are responsible for any additional customs, shipping, or duties.

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    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay - DX, with a Deluxe matched game controller and save $30.

    It comes with everything you need to get started including 100 Classic games and much more.

    Plus, we'll list your name in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    International shippers are responsible for any additional customs, shipping, or duties.

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    Dreamcade Replay DX2 - Super Early Bird

    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay - DX2, with 2 matched game controllers, and not only can you save $40, but you can get in on some great free perks:

    It comes with everything you need to get started including 100 Classic games and much more.

    Plus you can get in on some great free perks.
    First, chose one of these free game packs:
    1. Activision Anthology - 75 classic games like Pitfall!, Kaboon, Chopper Command, & River Raid.
    Also includes 80's Music soundtracks - Get your music collection a head start with 8 great songs from the 80's Features Flock Of Seagulls, Will Smith, Billy Ocean, and more.
    -or-
    2. Angry Birds 2 pack - Relive a modern classic, on a your full-sized TV or Monitor. Includes the original Angry Birds & Angry Birds Seasons.

    We'll also list your name in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    International shippers are responsible for any additional customs, shipping, or duties.

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    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay - DX2, with 2 matched game controllers, and save $40.

    It comes with everything you need to get started including 100 Classic games and much more.

    Plus, your name will listed in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

    International shippers are responsible for any additional customs, shipping, or duties.

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    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay - DX2, with 2 matched game controllers, and save $40.

    It comes with everything you need to get started including 100 Classic games, and much more.

    Plus, your name will listed in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

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    Dreamcade Replay 4 Player - Early Bird

    Be one of the first to order the Dreamcade Replay with 4-controllers and save $60.

    It comes with everything you need to get started including 100 Classic games and much more.

    Plus, your name will listed in the menu credits, and you'll receive our free Retro Game Pack.

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    Your Own Video Game on The Replay

    We'll program a retro style video game just for you or your company and put it on all the Dreamcade Replay's sold through Kickstarter. Plus, you'll have the right to distribute or sell the game as you wish.

    This Reward includes 60 hours of programming time, 40 hours of testing, and free consultations.

    Just remember, that games must be family friendly.

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