Atari has second Flashback

Plug-and-play console with 40 retro games hits stores; library includes Pitfall!, Yars' Revenge, Asteroids, River Raid.

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In the old days, quarters were used for something other than laundry. Old buildings known as "arcades" housed large machines, each with a set of controls and a large screen for playing games. Several of these games, some of which featured characters made up of hundreds of pixels, were manufactured by Atari, the company founded by Pong creator Nolan Bushnell.

Times certainly have changed, and home systems may have made arcades go the way of the Dodo, but classic games continue to have a collective place in gamers' hearts. The latest compilation of classic games isn't for a console; rather, it's a console itself. The Atari Flashback 2 features 40 games from the company's library, 20 from the Atari 2600 system and 20 of which were previously unreleased. The set, which plugs directly in to a monitor's RCA inputs and features two joysticks, is rated E for Everyone and retails for $39.99.

The 40 games are as follows:

3D Tic-Tac-Toe
Adventure
Adventure II
Aquaventure
Asteroids
Asteroids Deluxe
Atari Climber
Battlezone
Caverns of Mars
Centipede
Combat
Combat 2
Dodge'em
Fatal Run
Frog Pond
Hangman
Haunted House
Human Cannonball
Lunar Lander
Maze Craze
Millipede
Missile Command
Off the Wall
Outlaw
Pitfall!
Pong
Quadrun
Radar Lock
Return to Haunted House
River Raid
Saboteur
Save Mary
Secret Quest
Space Duel
Space War
Video Checkers
Video Chess
Wizard
Yars' Return
Yars' Revenge

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