ATARI 2600 Is Making A Return With Upgrades

The return of the ATARI 2600+ in a modern gaming era.

Atari 2600+ out of the box.

For those who grew up in the golden era of gaming, the name “ATARI” holds a special place in their hearts. The gaming industry pioneers are returning triumphantly with the ATARI 2600+, a fusion of nostalgia and modern technology that promises to restore the magic of the past while embracing the convenience of the present. ATARI’s history is woven into the fabric of gaming itself. The company’s groundbreaking ATARI 2600, first released in 1977, began the home gaming revolution. Its pixelated yet captivating games like Adventure, Missile Command, and Yars’ Revenge paved the way for an industry that now dominates entertainment. This release, happening in November, will pay homage to its legacy in a new and exciting way. Pre-order Here.

At its core, this console remains faithful to its roots.

It allows gamers to relive the classic experience of the original 2600 console. What sets the 2600+ apart, however, is its modern enhancements. The ability to play both Atari 2600 and 7800 game cartridges ensures a broad library of gaming gems. The inclusion of HDMI output and widescreen mode caters to the demands of contemporary technology, making it easy to connect the console to modern TVs without compromising visual quality. A standout feature of the ATARI 2600+ is its attention to detail. The enlarged cartridge socket reduces the once-frustrating issue of cartridges sticking, guaranteeing seamless gameplay. Notably, the iconic Atari logo now lights up as a nod to the company’s enduring legacy.

Atari 2600+ Box and Catridge.

The $129 package includes:

  • An updated version of the iconic Atari 2600. (80% of original size)
  • The CX40+ Joystick. (┬áThe CX40+ Joystick and CX30+ Paddle Controllers have DB9 connectors and are compatible with original Atari hardware.)
  • A 10-in-1 game cartridge.
  • Widescreen mode.
  • HDMI Output Mode.

Additionally, the 10-in-1 game cartridge boasts a collection of timeless classics that have defined the ATARI brand. The games included are Adventure, Combat, Dodge ‘Em, Haunted House, Maze Craze, Missile Command, Real Sports Volleyball, Surround, Video Pinball, and Yars’ Revenge. So, whether you’re a seasoned gamer longing for a taste of the past or a curious newcomer intrigued by gaming’s origins, the ATARI 2600+ promises an unforgettable journey that blends the best of both worlds. Read more Video Game news on Nerdtropolis. Subscribe to our YouTube.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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