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Flashbacks plug n plays (Atari / Coleco / Intellivision)


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I cannot say I officially collect Flashbacks. THIS is my only Atari Flashback and really it is the only one I want, I lost interest in later models mostly as I prefer using one of many various original 2600 consoles and compatibles. I DO have both the Colecovision and Intellivision Flashbacks but was very disappointed when they released with controllers NOT backwards compatible with the original consoles out of the box. I MIGHT consider future releases IF they correct the controller compatibility as well as improve emulation but more likely will just stick with original consoles and Flashcarts. 



I am Rob aka MaximumRD aka OldSchoolRetroGamer and THIS is my world http://about.me/maximumrd

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Totally agree with you.  There are only a few flashbacks I actually use.  Listed below.  The Intellivision and Colecovision sit in their boxes unused.  They are just OK.  Not completely accurate emulatiion ruins them for me.


But I do dig these:

  • The Atari Flashback 2 (as you noted).  It's real hardware.  The games play exactly the same as a real system.
  • The Atari Flashback portable.  Being able to put games on an SD card makes this one a home run.  Love this thing.
  • The ATGames Sega Genesis plug and play.  It has a cartridge port.  Why don't more of the flashbacks have a cartridge port?  I'll never understand.  Some games don't work.  I don't care.  I love this one too.  It's tiny and fun.
  • The ATGames Sega Genesis Portable.  SD card.  Do you see a theme here?

I think it boils down to 2 features:  Use real hardware and/or give us a cart port or SD card slot.

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And while it's not really a flashback, I do really enjoy the Retron systems (I have a Retron 3).  You'll see some folks refer to them as "Garbage".  Poppycock!  They play most games just fine.  And boy do they save a lot of space and wiring.  And they let you use original controllers. 

I am not the biggest fan of my Retron 3 but I LOVE my SuperRetroTrio by RetroBit. I find the emulation more accurate especially for the NES. Not my video (I have the same black and Silver model) plus the controllers it came with are decent and it works with all three of my Everdrives. 



I am Rob aka MaximumRD aka OldSchoolRetroGamer and THIS is my world http://about.me/maximumrd

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