As you guys can tell, I’m a sucker for these types of things. I picked up this nice bit of goodness from the flea market, but can you blame me? Three bucks for ten classic Atari games played like they were meant to be played.
I love the idea, take the old Atari 2600 controller and make it the console AND the controller. It is powered by 4 AA batteries and connects to the TV via AV output (Video and one audio, no stereo sound, but really, what could you expect?). It has a red led, indicating it’s on you don’t accidently have the switch to the on position and waste batteries. As for buttons, there are four, a start button, a select button, a reset button, which gives you the game selection screen, and the fire button. The fire button is in front and to the left of the joystick, which isn’t very long. Getting used to the joystick and holding the controller takes a while, but once you do, it’s very enjoyable.
I find it to be nice and modest. Games here play well, and the joystick gives an old feel. Compared to more current consoles, its rather small and reason enough for most to pass it up. But if you want to get more of a classic feel and look, this is the way to go.
(Centipede, Breakout, Gravitar, Pong, Circus Atari, Asteroids, Adventure, Missile Command, Yar’s Revenge, and Real Sports Volley)
I love the fact that you can play a bunch of classic Atari games with a console in the form of a controller, which works very well, but is by no means perfect, nor should you expect such. The games are replicated well, both in sound and video (which shouldn’t have been hard by 2002). Storage is very simple, as the controller can be easily be put out of sight, but who would do that?
Recommendation: If you can find it for cheap and are willing to swap 4 AAs into it, do it!!
User Review by: Manjoume