Last year, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, a miniature replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System that gave fans access to a library of thirty built-in NES titles. After the unexpected success of that “flashback console,” it seems that other companies have decided to do something similar. AtGames has partnered with both SEGA and Atari to release two new replica consoles, one based on the Sega Genesis and the other on the Atari 2600.
The Atari Flashback 8 Gold comes with over 120 original Atari 2600 games and includes two wireless controllers. The system also supports 720p HDMI output and even grants players the ability to rewind, fast-forward, and save at any time, which was never possible with the original console. The Sega Genesis Flashback has all the same features as the Atari Flashback along with 85 different built-in Sega Genesis games, including classics like Sonic the Hedgehog. The Sega Genesis Flashback also has the ability to read old Sega Genesis titles, so it’s possible to go back and play just about any Genesis game on this replica console.
Both the Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the Sega Genesis Flashback are set to hit stores in September of this year. The full list of games that will come with the Atari can be found here, and the full list of built-in Genesis games can be found here.
What do you guys think? Would you consider buying either of these systems? Which would you prefer: the Atari Flashback or the Genesis? Let us know in the comments below!