Category Archives: Atari (Hidden Gems)

Atari Games & Hidden Gems

Atari Walkman Prototype – Ultimate 1980s Mashup!

This is the ultimate mashup of the Atari 2600 and Sony Walkman Professional! It’s a custom programmed FPGA circuit board enclosed in a 3D printed walkman-like device with working buttons, HDMI output and 100% compatibility with accessories and cartridges.

FEATURES:
HDMI video and audio output
Analog audio output
Perfect Atari 2600 core hardware implementation
Compact enclosure that resembles a Walkman
Uses standard size Atari 2600 game cartridges
Works with all Atari 2600 peripherals
Support for odd size Atari 2600 cartridges

Chris Brenner (creator): http://thehippiecampus.com/blog/
Andrew (graphic designer): http://rockhartclothing.com

Atari Walkman circuit board

Atari 2600 Walkman sticker

Thoughts on ATARIAGE HOMEBREW GAMES with Immortal John Hancock

William Morrow asks: Do you play any AtariAge homebrews, hacks, and or games reproductions? What is your opinion of these games? The Immortal John Hancock helps me answer this question by showing you some of his amazing boxed AtariAge 2600 and 7800 games!

https://www.atariage.com/store/

Games shown:
Atari 2600

Space Rocks
Halo 2600
Boulder Dash
Princess Rescue
Zippy the Porcupine
Starcastle
IXION
Turbo

Atari 7800

Dungeon Stalker
K.C. Munchkin!
Frenzy / Berzerk
Armor Attack II

Atari 2600 Games That Don’t Suck

Sometimes when you rediscover your childhood treasures, they aren’t quite as polished when you are an adult. Have no fear! I take it upon myself this week to compile the Atari 2600 games that are still a lot of fun even today. In an age of 3D HD graphics, surround sound and multi-core processors, there is still a lot of fun to be had in many old Atari games from 30 years ago.

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