My Collection of Coleco Mini Arcade Games

5 02 2008

Back in 1981, Coleco released a series of mini arcade games, each housed inDKong-askew a mini arcade cabinet. There was Pacman, Donkey Kong, Ms Pacman, Galaxians and Frogger. Well, I’ve managed to accrue Donkey Kong, Galaxians and Pacman.

The game play on these little (for the time) machines isn’t much to write home about. They were fun but simple. Galaxians is probably the best playing of the three that I have. Fast paced and noisy is thye best way to describe the dynamics of Galaxian Galaxian-Right-Sidegame play.

These little machines have become more popular over the years with classic video game collectors, which has driven up their prices on sites like Ebay. Lucky for me, I’ve managed to find my games at garage sales, flea markets and through relatives (my uncle had Galaxians laying around the house! Thanks Andre!!!)PacMan-Askew

Coleco wasn’t the only company to put out game systems in little arcade cabinet form, but they were the only ones that I saw at the time.. Over the lat couple of years, I’ve noticed a resurgence in the mini arcade form factor. I picked up a Space Invaders at a Spencer’s Gift store last year, and I’ve seen a Frogger at “The Source” (formerly Radio Shack). I would love it if these Coleco machines were re-released, like the Mattel Electronic Quarterback and Merlin were a few years ago.

Just thought I would share these with you…and if you know where I can get a Ms Pacman or Frogger to complete my collection (for a reasonable price), please let me know!!!

music note While writing this, I was listening to “Creature With the Atom Brain” by Roky Erickson & the Aliens



10 responses

13 10 2009
Alvin mendez

I have frogger mini arcade make me and offer and is’s in good condition

4 03 2010

do you still have the frogger mini arcade available?

2 09 2010
31 01 2011

I have a 1981 Mini Arcade Donkey Kong Game for sale. It is missing the battery cover but, works perfectly. Up for offers…:-) Buyer to pay actual shipping costs from Canada.

15 11 2011
S. Lozano

Im interested in your mini arcade Donkey Kong, I would be willing to offer you $40-$45 for it.


26 03 2015

how much?

26 03 2015


13 02 2011

I have the Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Galaga (not Galaxian) and Q-Bert. Not for sell just glad to share with others interested in these items. Oh happier days.

16 11 2011
S. Lozano

Yes,they were

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