Atari, the former video game giant, is a shadow of it's former self. The company now called Atari is in reality a company that used to be called infogames (a division of Hasbro) who bought the Atari brand name a few years ago. The Atari of the early 1980's no longer exists.
So, it was a suprise to me to see a new "console" being released under the Atari name. So it's not really a console, but one of those Plug-n-play things, but dammit that's better than nothing.
This machine has 20 games included:
Atari 2600 games:
Atari 7800 games:
Charley Chucks Food Fight
Plus there's a bonus game called Sabotuer which is the original version of the A-Team game.
The machine is small (about the size of two 7800 carts placed next to each other) and comes in a cool retro style. Hooks up via AV cable and comes with two joysticks.
My only gripe with this thing is the price: retail $49.95. That comes to about $2.50 per game and isn't too unreasonable, then you remeber that most of these games are problably about 4k in size and if they wanted to they could squeese every single 2600 game ever made into a console like this for the same price. Plus the fact that you will problably get bored of these games pretty quick makes me wait until they go on clearance.
Good work Atari, but put some more games in next time. If the unit had say, 50 games inside I might buy one new.