I know what you are thinking; I need another Atari 2600. I’m kidding; nobody is saying that. There are so many better ways to play Atari games today, officially. Of course, now you have another one; enter the Atari 2600+. I started with an Intellivision, so I have no nostalgia here, but my console was in much more limited supply. Atari was the PlayStation of the day.
The Atari 2600+ is an updated version of the iconic Atari 2600 and has been enhanced in the following ways:
- Plays both Atari 2600 and 7800 game cartridges
- HDMI output makes it easy to connect
- Widescreen mode
- Enlarged cartridge socket reduces sticking
- Atari logo lights up when being played
The system comes with a replica CX40+ joystick which has been recreated to the same specifications as the original, and a 10-in-1 game cartridge featuring some of Atari’s most famous games:
- Dodge ‘Em™
- Haunted House®
- Maze Craze™
- Missile Command®
- RealSports® Volleyball
- Video Pinball™
- Yars’ Revenge®
The Atari 2600+ launches on November 17, 2023 and will cost $129.99. You can pre-order one on the Atari website. Replicas of the original joysticks will also be sold separately for $24.99. There is also a plan to launch the CX-30 Paddle Controller bundle that includes the paddle and a 4-in-1 game cartridge for $39.99.
You ways to play Atari games just got more interesting.