GamingReview: Data East Hits Pixel Player

Review: Data East Hits Pixel Player


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If you are a retro gaming fan you might be interested in reading our review of the Data East Hits Pixel Player.

Available across Europe for the first time, the Pixel Player packs an incredible 300 8-bit style games into its diminutive frame, offering an exhausting choice of nostalgia-driven challenges to gamers of all ages. Ideal for those yearning for the classic days of gaming, the Pixel Player is endlessly comfortable to play with landscape orientation for the screen and an ergonomic grip ensuring you don’t drop your game in the heat of the action.

Pre-loaded with eight Data East titles, including BURGER TIME, KARATE CHAMP and BAD DUDES, the Pixel Player brings the classics back to life wherever you are!

Ideal for gaming on the go, the Pixel Player features volume control and a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect headphones and is powered by batteries or any micro-USB cable.

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Pixel Player and a user guide.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Pixel Player is small – about the size of a mobile phone so it’s very easy to slip in your pocket or your bag so you can get your retro gaming fix.

The Pixel Player contains 300 games, 8 of which are Data East Hits such as Burger Time, which is quite frankly a classic. Outside of those 8 Data East games, the other 292 games are fairly forgettable and other than probably trying each one to see what they are you will probably never touch them again, but that’s ok, if you have bought the Pixel Player is likely to be for those 8 games, or even just Burger Time!

The Pixel Player is powered by 4 AAA batteries (which are not included) or with a USB cable (again not included).

The screen is very good quality and so is the sound – it really takes you back to the 80s! The controls are very easy to use and you can play for hours. There’s even a headphone jack if you want to listen without disturbing anyone else.

The Data East Hits Pixel Player from My Arcade is available now priced £14.95 and comes in each a horizontal or a vertical version called the Pixel Classic (for this review it was the horizontal version). If you love Data East Games, or just Burger Time, this is a must have for your retro collection.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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