Numskull has just announced the release of two super awesome quarter-scale arcade cabinets for the 1989 and 1991 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games.
That is both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Turtles in Time coming to a (miniature) arcade near you. Or more accurately – to your home!
The first TMNT arcade title makes an appearance on our list of the best arcade games of all time. And were we not leaving room for other franchises, Turtles in Time would likely also be in there somewhere.
These two additions to Numskull “Quarter Arcades” lineup are surely long overdue. But as they say – good things come to those who wait.
TMNT Quarter Arcades Details
These quarter sized replica arcade cabinets of the classic TMNT titles are 100% fully playable machines.
Each cabinet features a 6 inch screen (4:3 ratio) and are made from wood, with the shape and buttons to match the original cabinet design as close as possible.
As to be expected, the machines also feature replicas of the original artwork that appeared on those classic arcade cabinets. Which surely will spark a lot of nostalgia for those lucky enough to actually see them in action.
The cabinet is powered by an included USB-C cable, and also has an internal battery. So you can go entirely wireless with the unit for a short period of time.
Just like the real thing, these new Quarter Arcades feature four-player co-operative gameplay.
Hidden behind the faux coin slot area are four individual USB ports for controllers.
So you have options between using the miniature joysticks & buttons on the cabinet, or by connecting wired controllers to the front of the cabinet.
The official Quarter Arcade controllers are also available to buy separately, which is nice if you wanna keep it all in one order.
With the size of these cabinets, four players might get a bit cramped. So it’s good to know that one or two can play it original style, and additional players can sit back with a controller.
I can imagine that would be a pretty fun couch party with the mini arcade on the table in front of you, or on the bar at your local arcade bar.
TMNT Quarter Arcades Specs
- Fully playable 1/4 scale replica
- 6” TFT screen with 4:3 ratio
- Light-up marquee
- Uses the original TMNT arcade ROMs
- Four-player simultaneous play
- 4x front USB ports (hidden behind the coin doors)
- Allow the use of USB gaming controllers (not included)
- 3W built-in speaker with volume control
- Powered via USB-C (cable included)
- Internal rechargeable lithium battery
- Dimensions Height: 17.5” (44.5 cm) x Width: 9.2” (23.4 cm) x Depth: 9.4” (24 cm)
The standard edition of both TMNT Quarter Arcades will be sold by Numskull on their website.
Shipping from the factory to Numskull is expected to be in Q3 2023, with customer delivery in December of 2023.
At the time of writing this, the Numskull website forwards us to the official Konami shop, and each arcade cabinet is selling for $299.99usd.
The Limited Editions for both arcade cabinets are quite a special package as well.
Each comes with the quarter-scale arcade cabinet, a quarter-scale stool, a certificate of authenticity, and exclusive postcards.
They are only making 350 units of TMNT and 150 of Turtles in Time. So obviously, if you’re a collector… you’re gonna wanna jump on this as soon as possible.
Both Limited Edition cabinet set will sell for £349.99 ($430usd).
These are Just Geek exclusive editions, so you’re gonna wanna check there to grab your Limited Edition.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.