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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Justin in Which 2600 model are you particularly fond of?   
    Would it be cheating if I said the best 2600 is the 7800? Not sure if it counts or not, but I've been using my flashback portable a lot. I'm thinking about bringing it with me on my trip in a few weeks. But if I had to choose just the original release stuff, it would be any non 2600 Jr, the 6er is the best. Also, does the coco expansion count as well? They really gave Atari a run for the money on that one.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Atari Creep in Which 2600 model are you particularly fond of?   
    Would it be cheating if I said the best 2600 is the 7800? Not sure if it counts or not, but I've been using my flashback portable a lot. I'm thinking about bringing it with me on my trip in a few weeks. But if I had to choose just the original release stuff, it would be any non 2600 Jr, the 6er is the best. Also, does the coco expansion count as well? They really gave Atari a run for the money on that one.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to MaximumRD in ! ATTENTION ALL YOUTUBE CONTENT CREATORS !   
    It was all kinds of videos that related to retro products. and YES they have been terminated as I suspected they would, works both ways. I have had channels closed and videos removed for these type of violations, usually just some kid looking for quick attention / views / subs without doing any work themselves but occasionally like in this case they wanted attention to push links for retail sales, hey guys like us have done all the unboxing, testing, reviews so why not just use our videos right? WRONG! Homey don't play that. I don't make a dime from my videos so damn right no way I will let someone else re-upload them for their gain. Also don't want my name associated with malicious links. But they had included videos from much bigger Youtubers than me as well, people who make their living on youtube, I messaged several and heard back form some who submitted copyright claims as well so I knew it would not take long. Some people even said to me "Why bother? Those channels are a dime a dozen and pop up all the time" well that is exactly why, do nothing and let them think they can get away with it is NOT the thing to do, whoever made that channel literally spent the time to download / rip and re-upload hundreds of videos within as couple days only to see it crash and burn a few hours later and I had left comments and messages letting them know that was exactly what they could expect. I would gladly do it a hundred times. 
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    AlamoAtari reacted to MaximumRD in ! ATTENTION ALL YOUTUBE CONTENT CREATORS !   
    PSA !!!! HEADS UP! ANY YOUTUBERS THAT HAVE MADE REVIEW OR UNBOXING VIDEOS FOR EVERDRIVES, FLASHCARTS, CLONES, RETRO SYSTEMS OR ACCESSORIES ETC. A FELLOW YOUTUBER INFORMED ME ONE OF MY VIDEOS WAS RE-UPLOADED TO THIS CHANNEL (Retro Gaming AMAZON) Sure enough it was (An SuperEverdrive Unboxing video) and I filed a proper copyright infringement, SO what we have here is a channel stealing other peoples videos. VIDEOS REUPLOADED RANGE FROM WELL KNOWN YOUTUBERS TO LITTLE NOTHING CHANNELS LIKE ME SO I ADVISE ANYONE WHO HAS DONE SIMILAR VIDEOS TO TAKE A LOOK AND IF YOU FIND ONE OF YOUR VIDEOS ON HERE FLAG AND REPORT IT ! PSA!!!!! 
     
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnfyikJS4H8AgesbioCSdw
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from greenween in Long awaited Atari Flashback Portable is here   
    I literally just got mine today! Looking forward to seeing some of these games play for the first time.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Justin in Long awaited Atari Flashback Portable is here   
    I literally just got mine today! Looking forward to seeing some of these games play for the first time.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Arenafoot in Long awaited Atari Flashback Portable is here   
    I literally just got mine today! Looking forward to seeing some of these games play for the first time.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to RickR in Long awaited Atari Flashback Portable is here   
    Having had this thing for an additional day, my opinion is changing a bit.  The cons seems smaller now.  There are some limitations here, sure.  Paddle games are pretty much hopeless, for example.  Complaints about this game or that not working seem petty, though.
     
    For ~$30, this machine is simply amazing.  There are literally hundreds of great games to play and enjoy.  It's so tiny -- it will fit in a pocket easily.  It just plain works.  We've all been clamoring for a 2600 clone that could use SD cards for ages, and this thing delivers in spades. 
     
    My suggestion for those that get it is to download the zip file full of ROMS on the Atari Age forum, unzip them onto an SD card, and enjoy. 
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Rowsdower70 in Long awaited Atari Flashback Portable is here   
    I absolutely love mine.  
     
    My Sega handheld is great too, but some Sega games just don't work as a portable game.   The Atari is perfect for it.   Simple, fun games you can play on the go.  

    By the way, the entire ROM collection from AA takes up a little less than 10mb.    I'm using a 128mb SD card and its perfect.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Arenafoot in Long awaited Atari Flashback Portable is here   
    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
    MSRP: $69.99
    AT Games website price: $49.99
    http://www.atgames.us/Atari-Flashback-Portable-Game-Player-AP2632.htm;jsessionid=DF3242557B2EF76FB0B25166418B08B8.p3plqscsfapp001
     
    **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 Adventure II Air Raiders™ Aquaventure Asteroids® Astroblast™ Atari Climber Black Jack Bowling Breakout® Centipede™ Circus Atari™ Crystal Castles® Dark Cavern™ Demons to Diamonds™ Desert Falcon Dodge’Em Double Dunk™ Fatal Run Frog Pond Frogger (new port specific to the Atari Flashback Portable hardware) Frogs and Flies™ Fun with Numbers Golf Gravitar® Hangman Haunted House™ Human Cannonball™ Millipede™ Miniature Golf Miss It! Missile Command® Night Driver™ Pong (Video Olympics) Radar Lock Realsports® Basketball Return to Haunted House Saboteur™ Save Mary Secret Quest Shield Shifter Slot Machine Solaris Space Attack™ Star Strike™ Starship Stellar Track™ Strip Off Submarine Commander Super Breakout Swordquest: Earthworld Swordquest: Fireworld Swordquest: Waterworld Tempest® Video Checkers Video Chess Video Pinball Wizard Yars’ Return Yars’ Revenge  
    games not on Pre-production units (on all production units):
    DESERT FALCON
    DODGE 'EM
    SLOT MACHINE
    SUPER BREAKOUT
     
    games on Pre-production units:
    FRONT LINE
    JUNGLE HUNT
    POLARIS
    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  
    Available at:
    GameStop $49.99 http://www.gamestop.com/electronics/atari-flashback-portable-ultimate-classic-portable-player/133612
     
    Toys R Us $49.99 (with free shipping) was on sale for $29.99 (12/13/16 to 12/17/16) in stores only http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=96047666&prodFindSrc=search&cp=
     
    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** https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/atari-flashback-reg-portable-handheld-gaming-system/1047144446?skuId=47144446
     
    QVC $69.96 ($5.50 s&h) includes Headphones and A/V Cable (QVC exclusives) - WARNING: ships with wrong A/V Cable http://www.qvc.com/Atari-Flashback-Portable-with-Headphones-and-AV-Cable.product.E290485.html?sc=SRCH
     
    Sam's Club includes AC Adapter & A/V Cable (Sam's Club Special Edition)  
     
    Notes:
    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.org/downloads/formatter_4/eula_windows/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.net/blog/pixel-chimp/clean-invisible-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.net/software/file/DriveSort/?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?)  Buttons:
    "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:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dN1l_iw3N4lJ69Wq2cqoLGKAxbo-gHLMohrhlSHwYNI/
    (I have been testing homebrew ROMs for the AFP and adding them to this list)
     
    ROM/bin Modifications:
    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.
     
     
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    My review....
     
    Pros:
     
    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.
     
    Cons:
     
    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.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Justin in Unexpected Surprise   
    5200 pacman was what got me to want one. The kids up the street had one and we would play that all the time. I think that if Atari had just spent a little more on the quality of the controller, it would have been a slam dunk.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from The Professor in Hello from Germany   
    Welcome to the forum, or should I say family. Glad to have you here!
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from greenween in Unexpected Surprise   
    5200 pacman was what got me to want one. The kids up the street had one and we would play that all the time. I think that if Atari had just spent a little more on the quality of the controller, it would have been a slam dunk.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Hello from Germany   
    Welcome to the forum, or should I say family. Glad to have you here!
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Cousin Mike in Navigating ISO Zone safely.   
    Good to know there are old pros at this to help us along on this journey. I feel like I got the wooden sword from the old sage in legend of Zelda.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Unexpected Surprise   
    5200 pacman was what got me to want one. The kids up the street had one and we would play that all the time. I think that if Atari had just spent a little more on the quality of the controller, it would have been a slam dunk.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Hello from Germany   
    Welcome to the forum, or should I say family. Glad to have you here!
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Hello from Germany   
    Welcome to the forum, or should I say family. Glad to have you here!
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Justin in Hello from Germany   
    Welcome to the forum, or should I say family. Glad to have you here!
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Kid A in Sweet Colecovision Lot I picked up. And a question...   
    So last night i attended a monthly Buy Sell Trade event that my buddy holds and he decided to hold an auction that anybody can sell their stuff in with no fees or charges. Someone put a nice Colecovision lot to sell.
     
    Midway through its time for the colecovision. My buddy describes the lot then yells out "Starting bid is $30!"
     
    Naturally, i yell out "$30 here!"
     
    "Going once.....going twice.......SOLD FOR $30"
     
    No opposition bidders. I was stoked. Heres what i got...
     

     
    Keystone Kapers was well worth the price alone. Cables came with the console (rhis is coleco #2 for me so this one will be for sale) and All boxes have games and manuals. 2 Loose games were also included which i forgot to put in the picture were super action baseball and Donkey Kong.
     
    But i have a question. If i remember correctly, the manual for Keystone kapers looked like a newspaper. Heres what was in mine.
     

     
    Have any of you seen a manual that went with a game like this? The paper alone seems to be aged appropriately with the age of the game. And if someone were to type up instructions for their own reference, its strikes me as odd that one would put info included in the last 2 paragraphs of the page. Ive never seen instructions like this.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Did You Call The Atari 1-900 Phone Number?   
    I would have been beaten senseless if I cost my parents any money traceable. However, I know a kid in my school that had that jacket. Now I know how he got it.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Atari Creep in Would Atari Lynx have worked as a Nintendo Switch style game console?   
    BTB has a LYNX with A VGA output. He uses it on LYNX lounge.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Nintendo Switch   
    Did they actually push any hardware specifications? I didn't think I did. I just am waiting for the Wii U to get even cheaper.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from nosweargamer in Vote For My Next Atari Day Review For 12-26-16   
    Was torn between empire strikes back and gremlins, had to choose gremlins because empire is a little more known.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Starbuck66 in Console Arcades   
    The only thing closest to what you described that I've seen was at Internet cafes, mostly overseas where I saw them. South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and of all places, United Arab Emerites. Late 90s mostly, but I saw one about 5 years ago in Panama. They also had a giant Dungeons and dragons type game room. They're usually in a mall or western type market place.
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