Apologies if you’re having problems with the site at the moment, or the phone lines are going straight to voicemail. But we’ve just heard that the Atari 2600 is back, and the whole office has broken out in giddy nostalgia. It’s a real mess, there’s sherbet everywhere.
But don’t let our unbridled glee over the news get in the way of this incredible comeback. The Atari 2600 was the console that defined a generation; and now you can enjoy it all over again (or see what all the fuss was about) with the Atari Flashback 3.
Complete with the old school joysticks
Ditching the huge cartridges, this snazzy reboot has an incredible 60 games built in. But while technology might have moved on, the iconic looks haven’t. More Hammond organ than high-tech console, the Flashback 3 has a gloriously vintage feel. Complemented perfectly by the retro pair of joysticks.
Plug ‘em into the console and you can immediately be whisked back to the late seventies when gameplay was all the rage, and graphics were a trifling afterthought. Take control of all of your classic favourites, including Asteroids, Centipede, Yars' Revenge and many more.
Short of a tank top and pair of roller skates it’s a great way to revisit your youth and show today’s young gamers where it all began – no missile command, no Angry Birds. Just saying.