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I love vintage gaming. Who am I kidding, I love all things gaming. I have been around gaming all my life from the beginnings of the Pong home system all the way to current systems today. AtGames brings you the enjoyability of handheld and portable gaming with the Atari Flashback Portable that I had a chance to review here on Tom’s Take On Things.
Look up the word gaming geek and I am sure my name is associated with it somehow. Some of my earliest memories was playing Pitfall on the Atari 2600, or KC Munchkin on the Oddysey 2, maybe even Super Mario Bros. 3 on the Nintendo NES. No matter what system was out there, we all have favorites from our past.
Let’s take a look at the Atari Flashback Portable from Atgames. Just imagine carrying a portable Atari 2600 with you everywhere you go! I can do that with the one I got to review and you can grab one for yourself as well.
A few of my favorite games on it definitely has to be Frogger, Pitfall, Dig Dug, and Kaboom. Those are just a few of the many games that you can carry with you. Just a few? Yep, with the addition of an optional SD Memory Card, you can have even more Atari 2600 Games with you that you can access from that Memory Card.
You can also use it to play the games on your Television with an optional AV cable if you have one. Just like playing them on the TV as a kid.
Now, most kids today have probably never played some of the classics like we did, but why not take time to sit with them and show them what we grew up on? Show them the blocky version of Pac-man we had to play that looked nothing like the Arcade version.
Something that I love most about this gadget is being able to take in on Road Trips when I am not driving, or on Vacation when there is some downtime, or just sitting at home wanting to beat my high score on Pitfall.
This would make an excellent addition to anyone’s gifts under the tree, or add it as a stocking stuffer and see the surprised eyes!
On my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide this year, definitely check it out as a gift idea, and click here to see the rest of the items in my guide this year! ~Tom
Dolores Miranda says
Oh the memories!!I loved Pit Fall!And Space Invaders(??) I cant remember if that was the name..there was alot of Pew Pew going on lol.Id love to buy this for myself!!
Sandra McFadden says
This were so unique and cool when they came out. Not like the games of today but simple and fun. I loved Pac Man the best.
I would definitely play it Atari was my first game system and I love pacman
Sarah Phillips says
YES!! This looks like so much fun! Dig Dug & Frogger are definitely my favorites. Everyone in the family would spend hours playing on this. Great gift idea!!
Michelle Catallo says
Love these type of gaming products: Nostalgic is my favorite! Hard to choose just one but I always enjoyed Space Invaders and my kids even like Pac-Man.
AMANDA STOVALL says
Oh this is so cool! Santa got my son the old school gaming unit that you play with a joystick & it connects to the TV but I wish Santa had seen this first! My son would enjoy this the most & my favorite game was PacMan/Ms. PacMan! Thanks!
Betty Curran says
I never played any Atari games but my grandson did and I’m sure he would love to revive some of those memories. I remember watching him play for hours.
Trisha McKee says
Oh wow, no way! I did not know this existed! I remember summer afternoons playing Pitfall for hours! I remember playing E.T. and Pacman, but Pitfall was my favorite and to be able to relive that… wow.
kathy pease says
My husband and son would love this. My favorite Atari game has always been Pac Man
Margot C says
I remember these! What an advanced for of fun we thought we were having then!
Danielle Fox says
I bought the same thing! It was for my husband and kids, but also sorta for me. His fav game was Pitfall
Alan S. Gardner says
We are close to the same vintage. I remember the introduction of Pong. I loved the Atari 2600, and I even had a 5200.
Tom Shewbridge says
The Atari 5200 is my favorite system. I still play mine, and enjoy classics like Pitfall 2, Space Dungeon, and Mr. Do’s Castle.
Marla Jones says
I loved the atari! My favorite game was space invaders!
I sit and played for hours at a time! #ATARI
Tom Shewbridge says
My favorite Atari game is Bezerk!
I remember when we first got our atari and now they have a portable one. This is so crazy. I would love to play all of these games again.
Melissa Shirley says
Wow that’s a blast from the past. I remember playing this when I was younger. If the kids played the overs and they would be bored to death nowadays with all the technology we have now.
Melissa Shirley says
I typed if the kids played that nowadays it will be bored to death. (The old version)
Katie Bellamy says
This is so cool! I would love this for the whole family!
Yes, I agree with others on here…. it sure does bring back memories! Pitfall, pole position, pacman, q-bert…. there were so many! And so fun!
April v Monty says
OMG who’d think we’d ever see this again? Nice to see the cool stuff from back in the day!
I’m a child of ATARI. My brother and I would play for hours on the TV with the joystick and playing PONG or FROGGER. Seeing the list of games brought a smile to my face!
Lynne B says
I love how they’ve brought back these original games. My brother would be thrilled!
ellen beck says
Gosh my brother in law would LOVE this. OK I would too. That is so cool it is portable. I have to keep in this one in mind. Ihad never heard of this before.
Amber Ludwig says
I seriously LOVE all the flashback games Im seeing!! Gets me so nostalgic and I love being able to show my son what games were like when you never really won lol…. they just got harder and harder till you lost 😉
Oh my goodness, this brings back memories! I loved playing pac man and pitfall when I was little! What a fun gift this would be!