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Atari 2600 Returns as Handheld Console and New Plug-and-play Joystick

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Written by Shane McGlaun | August 23, 2018

If you want to relive some of that ’80s gaming glory you had on the Atari, there’s are a couple of new ways to enjoy that, courtesy of PQube. For starters, the Atari Retro Handheld system features a 2.4″ LCD screen, looks inspired by the classic console, and comes packed with 50 games inside.

When you want to play on a bigger screen it has a TV output as well. For those times you’d rather play with the traditional control, the Atari Retro Plug and Play Joystick looks and feels just like the old joystick from the console days. It has an integrated TV output as well.

The launch for both systems will be October 19 with Funstockretro.co.uk offering the handheld for £34.99 (~$45 USD) and the joystick for £24.99 (~$32 USD). Pre-orders get a limited-edition Atari Centipede collectible coin with their purchase.

Each system comes pre-loaded with the following classic (and not so classic) games from the Atari 2600:

  1. 3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
  2. Adventure
  3. Air-Sea Battle
  4. Asteroids
  5. Black Jack
  6. Bowling
  7. Breakout
  8. Canyon Bomber
  9. Casino
  10. Centipede
  11. Circus Atari
  12. Crystal Castles
  13. Demons to Diamonds
  14. Desert Falcon
  15. Dodge ’em
  16. Double Dunk
  17. Fun With Numbers
  18. Golf
  19. Gravitar
  20. Haunted House
  21. Home Run
  22. Human Cannonball
  23. Maze Craze
  24. Millipede
  25. Miniature Golf
  26. Missile Command
  27. Night Driver
  28. Off the Wall
  29. Pong – Video Olympics
  30. Quadrun
  31. Radar Lock
  32. Realsports Football
  33. Realsports Tennis
  34. Realsports Volleyball
  35. Sprintmaster
  36. Steeplechase
  37. Stellar Track
  38. Street Racer
  39. Submarine Commander
  40. Super Baseball
  41. Super Breakout
  42. Super Football
  43. Swordquest: Earthworld
  44. Swordquest: Fireworld
  45. Swordquest: Waterworld
  46. Tempest
  47. Video Checkers
  48. Video Chess
  49. Video Pinball
  50. Yar’s Revenge