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Super Impulse Micro Arcade & Tiny Arcade

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Super Impulse Micro Arcade & Tiny Arcade

Developer: Super Impulse
Publisher: Super Impulse
Released internationally: 2017


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The Micro Arcade systems are a series of handheld game systems modelled after the Arduboy which play miniaturized ports of arcade games. The Tiny Arcade systems are the same games but in a very tiny arcade cabinet.

Games checked via coding include:

  • Pac-Man (Micro Arcade)
  • Space Invaders (Tiny Arcade)

Games checked on the machines themselves, but not through the actual code, include:

  • Pac-Man (Tiny Arcade)
  • Ms. Pac-Man (Tiny Arcade)
  • Galaga (Tiny Arcade)
  • Galaxian (Tiny Arcade)

Test Mode (Tiny Arcade)

For the Tiny Arcade units, four jumper pads are used to determine which game plays. If none of the jumper pads are shorted, the game will enter a test mode which has a controller test and displays the ROM checksum. Additionally, holding a direction on the joystick while powering on the unit will allow you to play any of the four games contained in the unit.

(Source: Obtainium Gaming)

Hidden Sound Metadata

All sounds and music are stored as .wav files. Some of these .wav files contain hidden metadata which can be seen when extracted from the ROM.

Pac-Man (Micro Arcade)

Sound Notes
Title is Pac-Man Original (Arcade 1980) which indicates the sound was sampled from this video on YouTube.
Title is Pac-Man Waka Waka Seamless Loop which indicates the sound was sampled from this video on YouTube.

Space Invaders (Tiny Arcade)

Sound Notes
Title is sound effects explosion which indicates the sound was sampled from this video on YouTube.
Has Tony Brock as a contributing artist.
Title is Arcade Game: Galaxian (1979 Namco) [Re-Uploaded] which indicates the sound was sampled from this video on YouTube.
Title is Galaxian 1979 Namco Mame Retro Arcade Games which indicates the sound was sampled from this video on YouTube.
Has 1995 Namco as the copyright.
(Source: Original TCRF research)