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Atari Flashback 3: 60 Retro Games for the Price of One New Game

by Lambert Varias

The Atari Flashback 3 is an officially licensed console with has 60 Atari 2600 games built-in. It’s a great gift for the old-school gamer who’s been nice. Or the young gamer who’s been naughty: “I got you a console! It’s just been released!” Then make your best troll face. Then watch ’em weep when they find out that the console it’s based on is so old it didn’t even have a pause function.

atari flashback 3Of course there’s always a chance that kids will learn to love at least one of the 60 games built-in, like the unwinnable Missile Command or the exploitable Asteroids. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of the games in the Flashback 3 already have mobile versions though. At least you get to play them using the iconic Atari-style joysticks.

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You can order the Atari Flashback 3 from Amazon for $60 (USD). UK customers may want to head to Blaze instead, where it’s being sold for £50. Pause function included. No really.

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Comments (14):

  1. Dave says:

    If it has ‘ADVENTURE,’ I’m in!

  2. Deb says:

    If you can help please ~ We cannot figure out how to get the ‘unit’ (Atari Flashback 3) to recognize 2 player games (ie. missle command). Can play all games singular but that’s not what we want. We want 2 player and cannot figure how to do this. Thanks so much!

  3. Brittany says:

    How did y’all figure out how to make the games 2 player?? We can’t figure it out either.

  4. Marlon Reed says:

    Marlon says:
    November 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

    If you can help please ~ We cannot figure out how to get the ‘unit’ (Atari Flashback 3) to recognize 2 player games (ie. missle command). Can play all games singular but that’s not what we want. We want 2 player and cannot figure how to do this. Thanks so much!

  5. Deb says:

    Press the ‘Select’ button (not press and hold) until you see both players. Have fun!

  6. Hey Deb, Brittany and Marlon, I tried searching for a fix for your problem but I just couldn’t find one. I think you should try contacting the manufacturer, atGames. They should be able to help you.

  7. Shawn says:

    We got the atari for a Christmas present and can’t get it to 2 players. We pushed select as someone said above, but that is just starting the game…HELP!

  8. pep says:

    can anyone tell me if galaga game is on the atari flashback 3 thanks.

  9. Tammy Hebein says:

    i was just wondering if there is and paddles that you can buy for the flashback system the joysticks are nice but would like the paddles to go with it

    • Technabob says:

      If you have the Flashback 3, it’s compatible with original Atari joysticks and paddles. You should be able to find some over on eBay for about $5 to $10.

  10. james braselton says:

    hi there for 2 player mode you need 2 controlers pluged in atari dose not have a sync controler more becuase no wi-fi or blue tooth feature you need cables or anouther option is buy it at sams or costco they have the atari flash back 3 for only $36 very cheap soo 2 atari flash back 3 will only cost $$72

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