If you grew up playing on the original Atari 2600 console back in the 70’s, you will absolutely love this. The Atari Retro Handheld Console is a portable version of the classic console complete with the wood grain look.
Firstly, the Atari Retro Handheld Console is not a bootleg product. It is an official Atari licensed product, That means that it is a quality product and the built-in games are the original versions. Not some poor copy.
You may have also seen a slightly different version of this portable console sold under the name Atari Flashback Portable Console. The Flashback is the official US version of the console and has 80 built-in games. The Atari Retro Handheld Console the other hand is the official UK version and only comes with 50 games.
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However, we have a preference for the UK version because of the wood grain look. It gives that Atari 2600 and 70’s vibe that the US version does not. In fact, the US version is kinda dull and doesn’t look all that different from the bootleg portable consoles. It does have a slightly larger screen though.
On the games front, the console has some big games like Asteroids, Pong, Centipede and Missile Command. On the other hand, it is sorely missing some big names like Pac Man and Space Invaders.
The screen is rather small at just 2.4 inch but the display is sharp. Fortunately, you can make use of the HDMI supported AV output and play on a TV if you get tired of squinting.
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