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Discuss Intellivision, Atari, Colecovision, Nintendo, and More! » The Atari Section » The Atari Forum » Atari Flashback 4

Atari Flashback 4

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1 Atari Flashback 4 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 1:29 am

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So, anyone has plans to get the new Atari Flashback 4 that is going to be released? I'm thinking I may get a set of paddle controllers. They are brand new and supposedly better built than the originals.


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2 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2:04 am

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Paddles sound nice. When purchasing the Flashback 3, I bought into the hype of the SD card slot only to find out it did not exist. Even store flyers included it in their ads. So I was really disappointed when I bought one.

The lack of Activision and Imagic games is also a let down.

3 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2:06 am

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I like that they are releasing additional controllers for this one separately. Amazon already has the paddles listed...I'm hoping the price will drop. I have the Flashback 1 and 2 and don't really need the 4.


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4 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2:11 am

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They are neat little systems if you do not already have the original hardware. So that makes them worth the price.

If you do have these games already then I guess the question is how many Flashback console's do you really need.

5 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2:31 am

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onthinice wrote:They are neat little systems if you do not already have the original hardware. So that makes them worth the price.

If you do have these games already then I guess the question is how many Flashback console's do you really need.

LOL I decided to stop at 2.


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6 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2:32 am

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Laughing

7 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 6:50 pm

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I thought the same, since I already have FB1, FB2, and FB3. The difference maker for me is that FB4 will have Tempest. That makes this a must own for me.

8 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 7:14 pm

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What version of Tempest?


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9 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 8:21 pm

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I didn't know there were other versions of VCS Tempest. Really, it amazes me that they have included it with FB4 because I read somewhere that Atari's own attempt to program Tempest for VCS were horrendous and they ended up calling the whole project off. Because of that, I am guessing this is maybe a homebrew version of VCS tempest on the upcoming FB4 system.

10 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 9:06 pm

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Interesting. I have seen the attempted 2600 game, so it'll be interesting to see what version they include here. I can tell you the Space Invaders they are including looks nothing like the 2600 version but, rather, like a new port of the game that is arcade quality.


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11 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 9:16 pm

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TrekMD wrote:I have seen the attempted 2600 game

So what did it look like? Even remotely close to legible graphics?

12 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 9:19 pm

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You can see it in action right here:



Not the prettiest thing in the world but a bold attempt.


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13 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 9:47 pm

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That's actually pretty decent, reminds me somewhat of the job Parker Bros. did with Gyruss on VCS. If that is the version on FB4, I will be happy.

14 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 9:48 pm

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Well, you'll have to let us know if it is indeed this version on it! May be worth getting just for that!


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15 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 2:09 pm

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It would be nice if the FB4 is different enough to make the purchase.

16 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Tue 27 Nov 2012, 9:15 pm

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Anyone buy one yet?

17 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Wed 28 Nov 2012, 12:04 am

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I haven't, though I saw them at a local Dollar General. They were priced at $40. I'm more interested in the paddle controllers! Smile


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18 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Wed 28 Nov 2012, 12:13 pm

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Laughing That is funny! I was looking at a Dollar General sales ad. Thought I would ask after seeing their flyer.

19 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Wed 28 Nov 2012, 6:08 pm

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I picked up one at Kroger a couple weeks ago for $29.99. Haven't even taken it out of the box to try out Tempest yet.

20 Re: Atari Flashback 4 on Wed 28 Nov 2012, 6:22 pm

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Let us know once you do! Smile


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