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I had an original Atari and as memorabilia it is fun. I was disappointed that the “universal” plug was not universal. I had to go and buy an adapter to plug it in to a powerpoint. Being this device was bought on Amazon Au and came from a distributor in Australia, I would expect it to have an Australian plug.
It gets 2 stars for the good games on the device albeit missing Pacman. It loses 3 stars for the AtGames part of the product like the very cheap looking console, the controllers that feel like they're not going to last very long, the Insane decision from somebody from AtGames to put a bright blue light on the controller that flashes every time you make a movement (you play this in the dark and you get blinded by flashing blue light, yeah ok I can put a sticker over it but why should I need to do that, why did some Insane person decide this was a good Idea in the first place)
Finally the menu system is convoluted using the select and start buttons to move up and down the side menu plus moving through the 12 pages of games you cannot hold left or right on the stick and zoom through the game selection fast, you have to tediously move through the games one at a time. On top of that there is no support for plugging in Sega Megadrive controllers, I tried the official 3 button, the Retro-Bit 6 button and the Hyperkin 6 button and none of them work which is a big disappointment.
If you are looking for fancy modern and sleek like graphics of today forget it, this is for people who want to re-experience, just as it was, the gaming of their youth. It really is retro. We loved it, and the price for what you got was good value. The dinky cute console doesn't take cartridge games, the games are preloaded. I loved it, and it made me feel like a kid again. It most certainly takes pride of place alongside our collection of other gaming consoles. Atari, you still rock!
Bought this as a gift for my husband. What a laugh we had at the old graphics, that we thought were so brilliant back in the day. A proper trip down memory lane, and a good laugh. Quality of the console is great. No wires now thanks to Bluetooth controls. A very good buy.
So much fun playing these classic games we grew up with as teenagers. Some of the games are a little clunky, but remember the game codes were written nearly 50 years ago! Construction is ok, no problems so far.