TAITO EGRET II Mini To Be Released in the West

United Games Entertainment, who are the umbrella company for Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games, have recently announced that they will release the TAITO EGRET II MINI Arcade styled console in the west in 2022.

Designed like an Astro City Cabinet, a popular arcade cabinet in Japan that used by fighter and shoot-em-ups alike, and featuring 40 games such as Space Invaders, Lunar Rescue, Bubble Bobble, Darius Gaiden, the TAITO EGRET II Mini is an ideal console for fans of retro arcade games and arcade cabinets alike.

Specific details on availability and price have yet to be mentioned, but the key details are as follows:

  • A total of 40 pre-installed games, including classics such as Space Invaders, Lunar Rescue, Bubble Bobble, Darius Gaiden and many more
  • 5-inch 4:3 rotating screen (1024×768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment and an optimal adaptation to the selected game
  • Joystick individually adjustable for each game – easily switch from 8 directions to 4 directions
  • HDMI output to play the games also on TV
  • Two USB Type-A controller ports for the different EGRET II mini controllers (that are sold separately)
  • Power inlet via USB Type-C port 
  • SD card slot to add even more games
  • Own integrated sound through stereo speakers
  • Instruction panel for exchangeable instruction cards
  • Special ingame features like: Save states, adjustable lives and rapid fire

In addition to the 40 pre-installed games on the console, 10 additional games can be added through an SD card that’s included in the EGRET II mini Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set, coming with Strike Bowling, Arkanoid, Plump Pop and seven other TAITO classics. Further details relating to the TAITO EGRET II MINI will be shared in the near future, but for fans of arcade classics and arcade cabinets alike it is certainly something to keep an eye on.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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