Classic Atari Console Remake by AtGames May Make Retro Gaming More Readily Accessible
It’s pretty rare that you’ll find a vintage Atari video game console being sold without finding a few cartridges to go along with it close by. Purists almost always prefer to play classic games in their standard formats, but Atari has been out of the console manufacturing business for a long time. So how is a new Atari console being sold at big box stores like Amazon and Wal-Mart? Atari no longer makes home cocktail arcade tables, but another company does.
Enter home video game console manufacturer AtGames. They make the Atari Flashback 4.0 Classic Game console, which interestingly enough, has periodically been available for purchase for around 10 years. If you didn’t know it was there, it would be fairly easy to walk right on by the Atari Flashback 4.0 Classic Game console at your local Wal-Mart. Although the remake comes with the signature Atari logo prominently displayed, there hasn’t been a lot of hype for the product.
For what it’s worth, the classic video game console comes with enough games to keep the average nostalgic busy for days. The controllers don’t plug into the unit, but instead work with the same technology that Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony rely on to run their contemporary consoles. Compatible with most televisions, the Atari Flashback 4.0 Classic Game console is as easy to use as it is to get into. However, for gamers that already have original systems and games, there might not be any benefit to purchasing a system. The classic console remake doesn’t allow you to stick in an original Atari cartridge, and several reviews have pointed out issues with the graphics as well as the controllers.
If you don’t play classic arcade games regularly because you don’t have your own system, the Atari Flashback 4.0 Classic Game Console will definitely make you want to go straight home from work. The home cocktail arcade table console comes with games such as Missile Command, Crystal Castles, Pond, Breakout, Space Invaders and Polaris. In short, you are not going to want to throw out your original Atari consoles to make room for the Atari Flashback 4.0, but you should get one for you’re trying to convert a friend or relative.