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Retro Land => Retro News Round up => Topic started by: TrekMD on September 04, 2017, 17:15:41 PM

Title: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2017, 17:15:41 PM
A new 2600-based handheld is coming later this year and it is called the Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld.  The system retains the console’s iconic "wood" effect, and comes packed with 50 classic games.

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“We are delighted to be working with Atari on this amazing project,” said David Pain of PQube, who is developing the officially licensed machine, as well as the Atari ‘Retro’ Plug and Play TV Joystick. “Having sold over a million retro gaming consoles, we have taken the extensive feedback from press, retail and the consumer to develop new range of hardware that is faithful to the Atari brand.”

“We are thrilled to partner with PQube on the compact handheld and Plug and Play TV Joystick,” added Fred Chresnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “Both products are packed with nostalgic and fun-filled games that will give our fans the opportunity to relive the golden age of videogames wherever they go.”

The full list of games for the handheld machine and Plug and Play Joystick are:

1.3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
2.Adventure
3.Air-Sea Battle
4.Asteroids
5.Black Jack
6.Bowling
7.Breakout
8.Canyon Bomber
9.Casino
10.Centipede
11.Circus Atari
12.Crystal Castles
13.Demons to Diamonds
14.Desert Falcon
15.Dodge ’em
16.Double Dunk
17.Fun With Numbers
18.Golf
19.Gravitar
20.Haunted House
21.Home Run
22.Human Cannonball
23.Maze Craze
24.Millipede
25.Miniature Golf
26.Missile Command
27.Night Driver
28.Off the Wall
29.Pong – Video Olympics
30.Quadrun
31.Radar Lock
32.Realsports Football
33.Realsports Tennis
34.Realsports Volleyball
35.Sprintmaster
36.Star Raiders
37.Steeplechase
38.Stellar Track
39.Street Racer
40.Submarine Commander
41.Super Baseball
42.Super Breakout
43.Swordquest: Earthworld
44.Swordquest: Fireworld
45.Swordquest: Waterworld
46.Tempest
47.Video Checkers
48.Video Chess
49.Video Pinball
50.Yar’s Revenge

The Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld console will retail for £34.99 and the Atari ‘Retro’ TV Plug and Play Joystick will set you back £24.99. Both are available to order via FunStockRetro (http://www.funstockretro.co.uk/atari-retro-handheld), and if you use the code FMYTH5 on checkout you’ll get 5% off your total order.
Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: zapiy on September 06, 2017, 10:16:10 AM
I'll be having me one of those.


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Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: AmigaJay on September 06, 2017, 11:17:42 AM
At least compared to the Megadrive ones it wont matter about the sound being crap! Shame there's no Activision games, but at least the price is decent.
Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: zapiy on September 08, 2017, 11:04:35 AM
Bet this is going down a storm over at RG. The Blaze connection and all that.


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Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: dot.fyre on October 17, 2017, 10:10:09 AM
Looks OK but WHY do these people insist on including paddle-control games???
Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: TrekMD on October 17, 2017, 12:07:20 PM
That is a good question.  It's almost as if they don't know that those games are not meant to be played with a paddle.
Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: dot.fyre on October 17, 2017, 12:56:23 PM
A small rotating disc around the base of the thumbstick would be nice.
Not perfect but usable at least.
Title: Re: Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld
Post by: TrekMD on October 17, 2017, 13:09:46 PM
It would be something!  Better than just having the joypad to try to work with a paddle game.