Atari Retro Handheld announced, offers 50 classic Atari 2600 games in a portable form

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    Atari and PQUBE will be releasing two new Atari products this holiday season. The first of which is a small handheld, seen above, which has a 2.4 inch screen, and will come with 50 Atari 2600 games packed in. Some of the selection of titles include Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Sword Quest, and Pong. The full list of games is below. This little portable gaming device will be called the Atari Retro Handheld, and is set to retail for £34.99.

    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. Steeplechase
    37. Stellar Track ™
    38. Street Racer
    39. Submarine Commander
    40. Super Baseball
    41. Super Breakout ®
    42. Super Football
    43. Swordquest: Earthworld ™
    44. Swordquest: Fireworld ™
    45. Swordquest: Waterworld ™
    46. Tempest ®
    47. Video Checkers
    48. Video Chess
    49. Video Pinball
    50. Yar's Revenge ®

    Another product, the Atari Retro Plug and Play Joystick was also revealed, appearing as a classic 2600 joystick, with an A/V out cable to connect to your TV. An additional HDMI adapter will also be available. This will cost £24.99, and offers the same games as before. Both of these retro throwbacks will be purchasable on Funstock Retro, where they'll ship out on October 19th.

    :arrow: Source: Handheld
    :arrow: Source: Joystick
    Discussion (36 replies)
  1. JoeBloggs777

    JoeBloggs777 GBAtemp Fan

    May 30, 2018
    United Kingdom
    oh dear, nothing like nostalgia, I remember playing on the wooden effect case one back in the late 70's !, space invaders was the only good game :D
    this is no snes for graphics and sound effects, not much better than a sinclair zx81 :D

    but its part of gaming history :bow:
  2. regnad

    regnad Button Masher

    May 19, 2008
    That was my first console.

    Going back and playing it decades later, I still enjoy Adventure and Yars Revenge, but that’s it.

    Honestly anyone with a GBA/DS/3DS already has a handheld that can play the whole library. Why get this thing?

    The joystick is kind of cool, but AV out? Why not just have one of those switch boxes you screw onto the UHF screws then?
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  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
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    the screen is so small... or the controller bigger than I think.
    good there's a A/V Out, hdmi adapter is included or sold separately? I hope the cable is long enough.
    yeah, the joystick looks more fun than the handheld !
    Last edited by Cyan, Aug 22, 2018
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  4. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Feb 2, 2015
    Swordquest Water world? Wasn't Water and Air unreleased?

    Come in Atari, if you're gonna do it, finish the epic quest that was Swordquest!
  5. PabloMK7

    PabloMK7 Red Yoshi! ^ω^

    Feb 21, 2014
    Yoshi's Island
    Will be ™
    so fun ®
    to play ™
    those games ®
    once again. ®™
  6. duwen

    duwen Old Man Yoshi

    Sep 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
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    I'm part of the generation of original gamers that played on Atari consoles in the 70's ...but... meh...
    While an important part of gaming history there's very little enjoyment to be had from many of these games.
    The handheld itself looks quite nice, and if it turns out it can be hacked to bolster the included games with some more playable offerings it might still be worthy of getting hold of... but, tbh, I prefer to play all 16bit and earlier systems on original hardware.
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  7. netovsk

    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 17, 2015
    No H.E.R.O.

    No River Raid

    No Enduro

    No Robot Tank

    D.O.A. for me.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Not even Pitfall FFS!!!
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  8. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    oh look it's another one of these things...
  9. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    I just want those sweet coins

    Atari games are still surprisingly fun though. The handheld looks too small, though it's hard to really tell for sure. But the device you can plug in to HDMI is pretty cool.
  10. Issac

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    Looks neat, though I've never properly played any Atari game :o
    I just never know where to start, since so many "best of" lists seem to be tainted by those rose colored nostalgia glasses. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with those list for that reason! But as someone with NO previous history with the games, those lists are often not tailored for me, but for those looking back and remembering the fun they had at the time.
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  11. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    Proud to be Portuguese 100%!
    Oh my gosh.. No pac man ? Disappointmented. Thats ok, I dont care about Atari anyway. Grew up with it, thought.
  12. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose The Fallen Angel

    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    If it had Activision titles on it then i would have bought it just for river raid and pitfall1 and 2.
  13. kenenthk

    kenenthk Custom Title

    May 26, 2013
    Burkina Faso
    Would the games actually look better on a bigger display? Forgot all these flat panel displays. I wanna see a portable handhald that actually looks like a old CRT tv. That's where the moneys at.
  14. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    For 70s: you are too old to play videogames
  15. supergamer368

    supergamer368 man it hurts to be this hip

    May 22, 2016
    United States
    Does anybody read locations?
    Can I make the obligatory E.T. joke I make every time Atari makes the front page? Or is everyone tired of that now? Anyways, this looks kinda neat I guess, but hopefully there will be some way (official/legal or not) to add whatever games you want. Including E.T.
  16. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    CRT with scanline effect, would be nice :P
    some emulators do that scanline effect, why not these remake?
  17. Kourin

    Kourin Touhou Maniac

    Jan 24, 2016
    Ripple Star
    Isn't the Sword Quest series pointless because both the competition ended and you don't get the comic book with it?
  18. Song of storms

    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2018
    Water world was released. You're confusing it with the event that never happened.
  19. ViDeOmAnCiNi

    ViDeOmAnCiNi Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    No E.T.? I'm out

    (At least there is Adventure...after RPO they'd better include that... lol)
    Last edited by ViDeOmAnCiNi, Aug 22, 2018