X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Atari 2600 “Stella” Portable is the Nicest Atari 2600 Portable Mod Yet

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

I’ve certainly seen my share of Atari 2600 mods over the years, but I’ve still always longed for a really nice portable version that actually plays the original cartridges. So when I stumbled onto this handheld, made from a highly modified Atari Flashback 2, I was tickled.

atari_2600_flashback_portable_1

Created by a modder going by the moniker “Mario” (why isn’t this a portable NES, again?), this lovely looking orange handheld Atari 2600 games on its built-in 3.5-inch LCD screen. He named the handheld “Stella”, as that’s the original codename the 2600 had before it was released – it also happens to be the name of the best 2600 emulator out there. It has both a built-in joypad and a paddle controller, and can play either the built-in Flashback 2 games or original carts. It’s also got a built-in speaker, and can play for about 2 hours on its rechargeable battery pack. There’s even a 9-pin joystick port for connecting an external joystick for a second player.

Poke around in the gallery below to see how Stella came together:

Here’s a video of the Atari 2600 portable in action:

Thanks for that tip about the secret paddle games on the Atari Flashback 2. I’ll have to try that on mine. Great job, Mario! Hope you get working on that Nintendo next.

[via ModRetro and Ben Heck Forums]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Here’s Kylo Ren’s New TIE Fighter: The TIE Silencer

Here’s Kylo Ren’s New TIE Fighter: The TIE Silencer

Hosts Gotta Be Free in The Westworld Season 2 SDCC Trailer

Hosts Gotta Be Free in The Westworld Season 2 SDCC Trailer

Message from the King (Trailer)

Message from the King (Trailer)

Pälemer Recycled Apparel

Pälemer Recycled Apparel

Mercedes-AMG GT4 Racer Has a Knight Rider Steering Wheel

Mercedes-AMG GT4 Racer Has a Knight Rider Steering Wheel

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Production Begins: WAGONS HO!

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Production Begins: WAGONS HO!