Atari Flashback 4 console


AT Games has released the new Atari Flashback 4 console, this time with wireless joysticks. It's loaded with Asteroids, Missile Command, Space Invaders, Jungle Hunt, Centipede and 70 more classics, but not E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Here's the menu:

3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Adventure, Adventure II, Air·Sea Battle, Aquaventure, Asteroids, Backgammon, Basketball, Battlezone, Black Jack, Bowling, Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Centipede, Championship Soccer, Circus Atari, Combat Two, Combat, Crystal Castles, Demons to Diamonds, Desert Falcon, Dodge 'Em, Double Dunk, Fatal Run, Flag Capture, Football, Frog Pond, Front Line, Fun with Numbers, Golf, Grand Prix, Gravitar, Hangman, Haunted House, Home Run, Human Cannonball, Jungle Hunt, Maze Craze, Miniature Golf, Missile Command, Night Driver, Off The Wall, Outlaw, Polaris, Realsports Baseball, Realsports Basketball, Realsports Soccer, Realsports Volleyball, Return to Haunted House, Saboteur, Save Mary, Sky Diver, Slot Machine, Slot Racers, Solaris, Space Invaders Space War, Sprintmaster, Star Ship, Steeplechase, Stellar Track, Street Racer, Submarine Commander, Super Baseball, Super Breakout, Super Football, Surround, Tempest, Video Checkers, Video Chess, Video Olympics, Video Pinball, Warlords, Wizard, Yars' Revenge
Atari Flashback 4 (Thanks, Charles Pescovitz!)



    1. My spouse got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond for $50 and as I said in my comment below the QFC had them for $40 but they went fast

    1. Sold out online. Seems that these are in high demand! Maybe the local stores still have ’em though.

  1. They don’t list Berzerk or Pole Position on that list, either.  No thanks, I’ll keep my ancient, fully functional 2600 and box full of games (which includes the above two titles & ET). 

    1. If you already have a fully functional 2600 and box full of games, should we be surprised that you’re not going to buy it?

      1. Well, no, but I’m somewhat enticed by the notion of wireless controllers and giftability for nostalgia-minded geeks lacking their own functional relics.

        1. If its like the Sega Genesis one I got, then the wireless is IR and you need a good line of sight with not much range. Plus the whole thing crapped out in about a month.

          It was a nice idea though.

          1.  bummer.  i really want some bluetooth  NES and 2600 controllers to use with my xbmc/emulator box. 
            of course what i should do is just play on the floor on a beanbag chair 2 feet from a 13″ tv for 8 hours at a time.

      1. They include Atari games, not Activision or Namco.  Pac Man and Pitfall are notably missing, too.

  2. Is Warlords playable without paddles?  That game was the most fun I had in front of a TV with 3 other people until, like, 2004.

    1. Not to mention that your RPi can also emulate lots of other consoles (I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours playing 2600 games, but now they are mostly too clunky to amuse my more-jaded self). And the Pi can do lots of other things…

  3. I got one just over a week ago now for my 45th birthday. My spouse said it was one of 3 left at the shop. It is fun and I got reminded of games I had but forgot about now. I have fun with my 11 year old boy playing combat and other things, he isn’t to into the lets take turns games though. In answer to an earlier question Warlords does appear to work with the joysticks. I saw them at the grocery store down the block on sale for $40. On a per game basis it is pretty cheap and fun. My only gripe is RCA cables only for video and audio out.

    1. The computer version talked back in 83 ahead of its time on a 8 bit machine “ET Phone Home”!

  4. I was tempted when I saw this at Family Dollar for $40, but the Amazon reviews say that the controllers need to be aligned precisely and close to the base.  No sitting on the couch with the controller in your lap, like we did in the old days (in this case wired >> wireless).  Maybe the v5 will discover bluetooth…

  5. For CHRIST SAKES it’s the future, add a bloody button on the right side of the stick so us lefties can play this damned system already!

    I bought a Commodore SPECIFICALLY because there were third party joysticks that had the pretty no-brainer idea of two buttons.

  6. How do you play Circus Atari or Super Breakout without the paddles? Too bad it doesn’t have E.T. I had the hardest time getting him out of the pits when I was five but hopefully I have more manual dexterity now. 

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