Atari today launched a game console called Atari 2600 +, which is a modern replica of the original Atari 2600 game console.
Note: The Atari 2600 game console was released on September 11, 1977, and it has been nearly 48 years. This game console was all the rage that year and became the representative console of the second generation of video games (Sony’s original PlayStation was released in 1994 and belongs to the fifth generation).
According to reports, the Atari 2600+ can play hundreds of Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 game cartridges with full backward compatibility. With a complete list of games, you can see if the old cassette in your drawer is suitable for this new game console.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have the corresponding game cartridges, Atari will provide Atari 2600+ buyers with 10 game cartridges, and additional game cartridges for the console at launch, including Berzerk Enhanced Edition and Games like Mr. Run and Jump.
While the Atari 2600+ looks a lot like the original Atari 2600 console, it’s actually only 90% the size of the Atari 2600, so it doesn’t take up much space.
Plus, it offers modern features like an HDMI port so it can connect to modern TVs, and even the game slot is slightly larger than the original so it doesn’t stick around too often.
In addition to the console itself, it comes bundled with a CX40+ joystick/controller, which also replicates the joystick found on the original Atari 2600.
Plus, the console comes with a second joystick interface, so you can buy a second CX40+ joystick for two-player gaming. It is worth mentioning that Atari also said that it will provide the CX-30 controller.
Atari 2600+ comes with a CX40+ joystick and 10 game cartridges for $129.99 and it will be on sale on November 17. If you want to buy an additional CX-40 joystick, you need to add 24.99 US dollars.
In addition, you can also buy two CX30+ controllers + four game cartridges (Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Night Driver and Video Olympics), the set price is $39.99 (currently about 292 yuan).