Monday, July 09, 2007

The Atari Flashback Portable

At last! No more handmade (but brilliant) Atari 2600 handhelds that cost a fortune, for the Atari Flashback Portable will soon be here. The console -unearthed by the cunning blog that is Joystiq- will be a portable version of the popular Atari Flashback (hopefully its 2.0 version) console, meaning it will be a way to enjoy Pitfall, Space Invaders, Berzerk and tons of other classic 2600 games on the go.

The Atari Flashback Portable, the prototype of which is what you see above, will run for 15 hours on 3 AAA batteries and will feature a 320x240 LCD screen. Oh, and it will sport some nifty AV-out capabilities, thus enabling lovely big screen retro gaming. Apparently, there will also be some USB connectivity, but this might just be a prototype only thing.

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  1. Very interesting! I can only imagine that the games will come as large collections, not individual titles...

    Whilst it gladdens mr that I'll be able to play Atari games on the go, it also reminds me of the dead 2600 up in my loft...

    And I hope its cheap too...

  2. Judging by the original Flashback console and the GG game thingy, it will be dirt cheap... Which s quite promising...

    (lamesnts the spirit of FK's dead 2600)