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Atari Retro Handheld Console Takes Classic Gaming on the Go

Earlier this summer, Atari teased the new Atari Box, the first console created by the company in two decades. While we’re still awaiting word on how Atari Box will mix classic games with modern titles, old school gamers are going to get something much sooner. Atari has revealed the Atari Retro; which is essentially a portable version of the Atari 2600.

Via CNET, Atari Retro recaptures the aesthetic of the 2600 console with its wood effect finish and it comes with 50 classic games pre-installed in the system. Players can enjoy the games on the 2.4-inch screen or use the A/V output to plug it into a TV for a much bigger screen. The only major downside is that it’s a little too retro with its power source. At the moment, the only option to power it are AAA batteries.

Here’s the complete list of games that are included, some of which are legitimately great titles for that era.

  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 is currently only available from Funstock Retro, a European outlet that is selling the system for £34.99 with an additional  £5.00 for worldwide shipping. That’s just over $50 under the current exchange rate. We’re not sure when or if the Atari Retro will get an American release, but it is expected to be released in November.

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Images: Atari/Funstock Retro

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