Atari Flashback 4 Review - Part 2: An Armchair Arcade Exclusive Video Review

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In this video, I continue (part one) my exclusive early look at the Atari Flashback 4 from AtGames, which will be released in the US in time for the holidays. Look for part 2 of Armchair Arcade's other exclusive video review, coming soon, on several new Sega-related products from AtGames, which will also be released in time for the US holiday season.

EDIT: I mistakenly said 80 games with the Flashback 4. It's 75 games. The YouTube video has been updated with an annotation.

Download the video here (no annotation).

Disclosure: Bill Loguidice provided unpaid consulting services to AtGames during the creation of this product. This consulting was related to product performance and marketing feedback, but did not involve anything related specifically to its engineering or production. All review units were provided by AtGames.

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Rob Daviau
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Coolio!

remind me not to get caught in an Asteroids field with you Bill!

Hah just kidding, it looks pretty damn nice actually. I have the flashbackII plus and surprisingly despite my collection I consider myself more of a casual gamer, I don't knit pick everything for accuracy as long as it is fun! I have an Flashback 2, do you think still worth for me to consider this? Of course it will have some dependence on if I can even obtain one for a reasonable price here in Canada.....

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Bill Loguidice
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Rob Daviau wrote:

remind me not to get caught in an Asteroids field with you Bill!

Hah just kidding, it looks pretty damn nice actually. I have the flashbackII plus and surprisingly despite my collection I consider myself more of a casual gamer, I don't knit pick everything for accuracy as long as it is fun! I have an Flashback 2, do you think still worth for me to consider this? Of course it will have some dependence on if I can even obtain one for a reasonable price here in Canada.....

For you, specifically, probably not. You have lots of other options. It has a nice, large game selection and wireless controllers, but probably overall not a great deal of incentive to get one if you already have a 2. Hopefully Toys R Us will carry it in Canada and/or the AtGames or Amazon Websites will have it for a reasonable price. List price I believe is $59.99 US, but most places should have it for around $50, and maybe even less with the holiday specials.

By the way, I'm not a great game player, but I'm not as bad as in these videos. I'm playing at an angle, which doesn't help...

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Rob Daviau
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Ha Ha

I know your not that bad a player Bill!

Yeah, I guess your right, god it would have been PERFECT for $10 more and have a SD card slot though. Between my Harmony cart and all my 2600 compatible consoles I guess I could not really justify it especially at the cost it is likely to cost me to get. Still, great video and fun to watch.

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Looks pretty good

It looks pretty good overall. I wonder if the Space Invaders game has features of the arcade original like the shot counting for UFO scoring, last row non-firing and the trail left by the last invader if it's a bottom 2 row skull???

Would certainly be the next best thing to an actual 2600 and flashcart. Composite as bad as it can be is certainly far better than an RF hookup!

Matt Barton
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Those paddle games sure look

Those paddle games sure look fun.

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Bill Loguidice
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Check the AtGames Website

Check the AtGames Website (online store) for great deals on the hardware and accessories: http://www.atgames.us/

It looks like even though AtGames officially provided me with the information, the pricing is even better than they said, for instance offering a pair of controllers for $20. Great deals. What's even better though is offering the Flashback 4 for just $40, and a deluxe model with paddles for $50, which saves $10 from buying the paddles separately. Crazy deal, there.

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Bill Loguidice
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According to one of the

According to one of the commenters on my AtariAge thread for this, Rite-Aid has the standard Atari Flashback 4 for just $29.99!

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