Galaxian Coleco Tabletop Arcade
(Coleco - 1981)
One of the great mini arcade cabinet shaped tabletop electronic games that Coleco released in the 1980s was Galaxian... This fun little scaled down version of the popular stand up arcade game was advertised in in magazines, catalogs and TV commercials. It was quite a marketing campaign for a dedicated game system.
The built in VFD screen is bright and colorful and the sounds are crisp... the joysticks are durable and responsive and instructions are conveniently glued to the battery cover in case you lose the instruction manual.
Galaxian is probably the most fast paced game in the Coleco tabletop arcade series with so much action stuffed into the small screen. As an added bonus, you could play one or two players. The head to head play is lots of fun. You could just keep on playing this handheld game for hours. These shrunk down dedicated systems were more of a novelty and not much competition for real home video game systems like the Vectrex home arcade, or the Atari systems.
Galaxian is fun in this mini arcade cabinet design and the playability comes fairly close to the original. So if you want a great vintage conversation piece that can be tons of fun, this Coleco Galaxian will fit the bill.
- Erik Schubach
My Galaxian Coleco Tabletop Collection
These are the Coleco Galaxian tabletop (handheld) arcade items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Coleco Galaxian items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Boxed Coleco Galaxian Tabletop Arcade Game (x1)
Coleco Galaxian Tabletop Arcade Game (x1)
Galaxian Coleco Tabletop Items Wanted
I will buy your Galaxian Coleco tabletop items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed or loose Coleco Galaxian Tabletop Arcade Game
Coleco Galaxian Tabletop Arcade Instruction Manual
Galaxian Coleco Tabletop Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Galaxian Coleco tabletop arcade items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME
Coleco Galaxian Trivia
In 1984, Post Cereal was running a promotion that involved the Coleco Tabletop Arcades with their Super Sugar Crisp, Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles cereals... they were giving away 5,000 of the games and included gameboards for Galaxian, Frogger and Donkey Kong as the premiums inside the ceral boxes.