Mini Retro Consoles Based on Sega Genesis and Atari 2600 Coming This Fall
Ever since Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition, gamers have have delighted in its miniaturized look and essential classic game offerings. Many have since speculated when other gaming companies would follow suit and put out a throwback device of their own. The answer to this question is “soon”, according to retro hardware company AtGames. Joining the micro mix later this fall are Sega and Atari, both of whom are putting out mini retro consoles based on the Sega Genesis and Atari 2600.
Atari’s “Flashback 8 Gold” mini is set to come packed with a huge selection of 120 games, which includes the arcade classics Space Invaders and Centipede among many others. It also sports two wireless joysticks based on the 2600’s distinct controllers, and two front-facing controller slots just in case wired controllers are more your style. The Flashback 8 Gold will additionally support 720p output via its rear HDMI port, as well as scan line filtering and enhanced save functions compatible for all games.
The Sega Genesis will make a return as well as the Sega Genesis Flashback. The throwback system will retain the same visual upgrades and save functions implemented in the Atari device, and will be preloaded with 85 classic titles such as Sonic & Knuckles and Mortal Kombat II. An added function that sets the Flashback apart from other mini retro consoles is its cartridge support. That should please old school fans!
Both will be available from AtGames later this year with a tentative release window of Fall 2017. The Sega and Atari devices are set to have several varied editions, including an Activision-specific Atari 2600 model and a portable Sega Genesis for on the go gaming. If rumors of a SNES Classic Edition release are true, the 2017 holiday season should be a very fulfilling time to be a gamer. What is your takeaway from these two mini retro consoles? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for all the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.