I had two game systems growing up, the first being an Atari. So when AtGames announced that it would be releasing an Atari Flashback console… I knew that I would be first in line to get one for me the kids.
I rounded up some questions that I thought you might have (because I had them too)… and let me know if you get it!!! I’d love to hear what you think.
What you need to know about the Atari Flashback Console
What is it
The Atari Flashback consoles has everything that you loved about the original Atari and features depend on which console or game player you purchase.
What are the different Atari Flashback consoles
The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold features 120 built-in all-time favorites. It also has two all new, high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles. Other all new features for the Atari Flashback® 8 Gold include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites. It also has two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.
The Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player features an amazing selection of 70 built-in games, including the legendary BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment arcade hit, PAC-MAN™. You can also add your own games with an optional SD card. It has a built-in, rechargeable battery, so the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
When are they available
Consoles will be available at all major retailers in Fall 2017.
Pre-orders will start on July 28th and will be shipping Fall 2017. Pre-orders will be available via the websites of major retailers including Target, Best Buy and GameStop.
How much are the consoles
The Atari Flashback 8 Gold ($79.99)
Atari Flashback Portable Game Player ($59.99)
AtGames Atari Game List
(titles vary by system):
Air Raiders, Adventure
Dan Kitchen’s Tomcat
Demons to Diamonds
Fun with Numbers
Off The Wall
Pong® (Video Olympics)
Return to HauntedHouse
River Raid II
If you’re a fan of Sega Genesis, they will also be releasing a Sega Genesis Flashback for $79.99 and the Sega Ultimate Portable Game Player for $59.99.