Atari 2600, Mattel Intellivision, and Sega Genesis Flashbacks up for Pre-order!

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Intellivision FlashbackIntellivision FlashbackWhile we were aware of AtGames' plans for some time regarding the new Atari Flashback, Intellivision Flashback, ColecoVision Flashback, and Sega Classic Game Console releases, among others, for 2014, public details about these items have been sparse. It seems that with pre-orders now appearing on eBay and Toys "R"Us for a vague October 2014 release, some of these previously private details are now revealed.

The Atari Flashback 5 is another refinement of what AtGames started with the Flashback 3, and now includes an impressive roster of 100 games. While it can use wired controllers, it comes with the same wireless joysticks.

The Intellivision Flashback features 60 games, representing approximately half of the original library. The console itself will be small and reminiscent of the original Intellivision's styling. In addition, two new wired controllers, again modeled after the original with just a few modifications, are included (and yes, the discs provide all 16 movement directions). These should work with original Intellivision consoles that feature removable controllers, though that still needs to be tested. As you can also see, a limited edition set of overlays is included, which is a great bonus for collectors.

Unfortunately, the ColecoVision Flashback is not yet up for pre-order. This is likely due to its packaging being finalized last. Without giving away too much, expect a similar package as you see with the Intellivision product.

The Sega Classic Game Console 2, like the name implies, is a refresh of the first Sega Classic Game Console, which itself was a refinement of previous products. A full roster of 80 games is included, and, yes, there's still a cartridge port and two wireless controllers. Wired controllers are still supported. Expect details on other Sega-related products to be revealed soon.

Thanks to "GEZ" on AtariAge for the heads-up about Toys "R"Us.

Disclaimer: I provide advice and support to AtGames.

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Ken Gagne (not verified)
Sega roster

Do we know what 80 games are included in the Sega Classic Game Console 2?

always interested in Sega (not verified)
What a tease

"Expect details on other Sega-related products to be revealed soon." Can you spill the beans on this? Is it yet another Firecore/Gopher portable thing, except with better sound quality and a slightly nicer screen, but still under fifty bucks? With an SD card, of course? Say yes!

Bill Loguidice
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Unfortunately there are no

Unfortunately there are no details that can be shared at this time regarding game lists or other content. However, in terms of games on the Sega side, expect a similar mix as the last few iterations in that list of 80. The good thing with the Sega products is that even if you're not terribly enthused about what games are included (particularly the ones from after its commercial prime), they always have either an SD card or cartridge slot to add your own.

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