In 1981, Coleco released a line of mini arcade machines that changed the way we played arcade games forever.
For the first time, people could experience Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and many more classics outside the arcade.
For years, we've heard your requests to bring this classic arcade machine back to life for a new generation. Well, the wait is over!
Introducing Coleco Evolved.
Coleco Evolved Mini Arcade machines preserve the classic shape and heavy-duty plastic shell construction you remember from the 80s while updating the technology inside to create a modern arcade gaming experience.
Coleco Evolved machines feature:
- Full Color LCD Display
- Powerful new gaming chip set
- Revamped joystick and accurate action buttons
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack
- Highly-detailed, colorful Rainbow Brite and Robotech art wraps
It's Retro done right!
Hallmark's Rainbow Brite TV series launched in 1983 and quickly became a favorite of little girls around the world! The next year, Mattel released a line of cuddly plush dolls, forever cementing into Pop Culture history the cheerful girl and her Rainbow Land pals!
Now players can join Rainbow Brite and her pal Starlite as they spread color and happiness in this classic RPG style game, Journey to Rainbow Land.
In the game, players take on Murky and Lurky, the enemies of Rainbow Land, who just want to make the world as murky and dismal as they are.
Rainbow Brite is a retro classic RPG for gamers of all ages!
Robotech made its Pop Culture splash down (literally!) in 1985 when Harmony Gold released their epic 85-episode Robotech cartoon series. The series' success paved the way for toys, figures, books, movies, and of course, videogames!
Robotech the Macross Saga puts players in the driver's seat as Earth's last defense in an epic intergalactic battle against alien forces. PLayers transform their Veritechs into 3 modes: Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid to battle on the ground, in the air, and on enemy ships. Each level challenges players to pick the right mode at the right time to successfully take down all sorts of different enemies.
Fans of Robotech and 2D side-scrolling action games will love playing The Macross Saga on the Coleco Evolved retro platform!
Coleco Evolved Mini Arcade product development is well underway. We have developed and tested our updated hardware platform, all software development tasks are completed with the game running on the device, and we have begun the tooling process for the plastic housing and control panels.
Risks and challenges
We have already finished the prototyping phase and have moved into Tooling. The expected challenges come with dialing in the tooling and overall feel of the machine on the production grade units. Even though a lot of the heavy design work is already done, there are always significant changes that come at the at the final pre-production sample stage. We want to make sure that the product we deliver lives up to the hard work put into the original Coleco Minis from the 80's.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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