AT Games Atari Flashback Portable
everything you ever wanted to know about it............
left side - AFP unit with "Pre-production box" (was to include Space Invaders - licensing w/ Taito fell through)
right side - AFP unit with production box
Produced by: AT Games
Model Number: AP2632
Officially released: November 29, 2016
AT Games website price: $49.99
**If you were early and ordered it thru the AT Games website, you received one of the "Pre-production" units along with Space Invaders pictured on the box.
60 Games Included (Built-In on "Production" units):
- Adventure II
- Air Raiders™
- Atari Climber
- Black Jack
- Circus Atari™
- Crystal Castles®
- Dark Cavern™
- Demons to Diamonds™
- Desert Falcon
- Double Dunk™
- Fatal Run
- Frog Pond
- Frogger (new port specific to the Atari Flashback Portable hardware)
- Frogs and Flies™
- Fun with Numbers
- Haunted House™
- Human Cannonball™
- Miniature Golf
- Miss It!
- Missile Command®
- Night Driver™
- Pong (Video Olympics)
- Radar Lock
- Realsports® Basketball
- Return to Haunted House
- Save Mary
- Secret Quest
- Shield Shifter
- Slot Machine
- Space Attack™
- Star Strike™
- Stellar Track™
- Strip Off
- Submarine Commander
- Super Breakout
- Swordquest: Earthworld
- Swordquest: Fireworld
- Swordquest: Waterworld
- Video Checkers
- Video Chess
- Video Pinball
- Yars’ Return
- Yars’ Revenge
games not on Pre-production units (on all production units):
games on Pre-production units:
SPACE INVADERS (Arcade)
All units have:
- 3.2" LCD screen
- Audio/Video out port (cable not included)
- Rechargeable battery included (built in)
- USB recharger cord included
- SD slot for downloaded games
- Headphone Jack
- "Low Battery" red status light
- Green "Power" status light
- an actual "Pause" button
- GameStop $49.99
- Toys R Us $49.99 (with free shipping)
- was on sale for $29.99 (12/13/16 to 12/17/16) in stores only
- Bed Bath and Beyond $39.99 (20% off coupon for one item, available thru website and/or in your "snail" mail = $31.99)
- **BEST DEAL**
- QVC $69.96 ($5.50 s&h)
- includes Headphones and A/V Cable (QVC exclusives) - WARNING: ships with wrong A/V Cable
- Sam's Club
- includes AC Adapter & A/V Cable (Sam's Club Special Edition)
- Pre-production units have a bigger screen inside them. Possibly the same screen used for the AT Games SEGA Portables.
- Some have had complaints about the sound not being 100% accurate.
- Some have received units with a scratched screen - Note: there is a protective film placed on the screen which needs to be removed.
- SD Card must be 8GB or smaller to work with the unit. Some SD cards under 1GB have not worked properly. The SD Card must be FAT formatted. Try using: https://www.sdcard.o...dows/index.html
- ROMs/bin's must be in a folder entitled "Game" (first letter must be capitalized) and all games inside the folder must be in .bin format. (NOT .rom, .zip, or .a26) Each title must be first letter capitalized - no other capitalized letters within the file name or the unit will not recognize the bin. (I.E. - Combat.bin) You can use periods, commas, etc. within the file titles too.
- If you're on a mac and having trouble with ._ files messing up your SD card layout, another way to fix it is to use this program: http://pixelchimp.ne...sible-mac-files
- Paddle games do not work accurately with the D-pad, such as Kaboom!, Warlords, Breakout, etc.
- Two player games can't be played since there are no "Player 2" controls, such as Combat, Outlaw, etc.
- The SD card menu tops out at 103 pages x 10 titles per page = 1030 possible games to add. To sort them on the SD card try using: http://www.anerty.ne...veSort/?lang=en
- No Supercharger games work on the unit.
- Contains some built-in homebrews games from Good Deal Games.
- No known protective cases for the unit. (Yet?)
- "P" - Pause button!
- "L" - Left difficulty switch
- "T" - TV color/black & white switch - Note: Does not stay on black & white if the button is released.
- "S" - Select switch
- "R" - Right difficulty switch
- "A" - Fire button
Homemade modifications owners have done already:
- One has been modified with a larger speaker on the back of the unit.
- (Same unit above) modified to use a Bluetooth speaker for clearer sound
- One has been modified with an actual Atari Joystick 9 pin port in the bottom of it
Atari Flashback Portable Compatibility List for ROMs can be found here:
(I have been testing homebrew ROMs for the AFP and adding them to this list)
- 1st known ROM modified: Crash Course (homebrew game) - removed title screen so that the game would play
- 2nd known ROM modified: RealSports Tennis (court color changed so that the tennis ball can be seen better on the screen)
To run a hardware test:
Hold down buttons: S, R, & A, while turning on the unit.
Then a menu appears to test any of the buttons on the unit.
Atari in my pocket is awesome!
The price is awesome too!
SD card feature is amazing, though finding an SD card less than 8GB in stores today is hard. No problems loading them onto the card.
Most of the ROMs I really wanted to work, do. Ice Hockey, Chopper Command, River Raid, Frogger, Pole Position, Ms. Pac-Man, etc. and alot of the homebrews do too!
Rechargeable battery > 2 AA batteries. Not sure on the battery life yet, only had to recharge it once so far.
Haven't tried the A/V out, but that's a nice feature. Still need to get the cord.
Pause button for any game, is a plus.
LCD screen is pretty tiny..... or are we getting older (hard on the eyes).
Its odd playing Atari without the classic joystick, but the D-pad shape makes it a bit too easy to inadvertently move left or right when the intended direction of movement is up or down, when you're not use to a D-pad controller.
Sound can be off from original, though headphones do help.
Not sure why the ROM files aren't sorted alphabetically when I pull up the SD card browser on the unit.
Would be great to be able to make ROM subfolders. (Action, Sports, Arcade, etc.)
Would be awesome to be able to hook up a paddle controller for paddle games.
Edited by Arenafoot, 09 January 2017 - 12:16 PM.