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Atari's Mini 8-Bit Home Computer Drops To Lowest Price Yet At Amazon

The Atari 400 Mini is compatible with a huge library of 8-bit games.


Nostalgic Atari fans can add the recently released Atari 400 Mini to their collection for only $102 for a limited time. This is the lowest price yet for the recreation of the 8-bit home computer from 1979, but it's also an Amazon Lightning Deal with limited quantities. The Atari 400 Mini emulates all Atari 8-bit software from the 400 through the 800XL.

Here's a look at all the preinstalled games on the Atari 400 Mini:

The Atari 400 Mini Game List

  • Airball
  • Asteroids
  • Basketball
  • Battlezone
  • Berzerk
  • Boulder Dash
  • Bristles
  • Capture the Flag
  • Centipede
  • Crystal Castles
  • Elektra Glide
  • Encounter!
  • Flip and Flop
  • Henry’s House
  • Hover Bovver
  • Lee (Bruce Lee)
  • MULE
  • Millipede
  • Miner 2049er
  • Missile Command
  • O’Riley’s Mine
  • Star Raiders II
  • The Seven Cities of Gold
  • Wavy Navy
  • Yoomp

Beyond the new Atari 400 Mini, there are plenty of other Atari consoles to consider. This includes the Atari 2600+ that launched last year and plays original cartridges. It costs $130, but it's a great option if you still have a bunch of your old Atari games lurking in the basement or stashed away in a closet--or if you want to buy some new games, including the wonderful Mr. Run and Jump. A cheaper alternative is the My Arcade Atari Game Station Pro, which is on sale for $74 (down from $100) and is loaded with over 200 Atari games and comes with two joysticks.

If you want to bring your games on the road, the budget-friendly Atari Pocket Player Pro is worth a closer look. Along with a decidedly retro design, the $29 (was $40 handheld comes with 100 games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Tempest, and Breakout. And for something a bit off the beaten path, you'll find the Tiny Arcade Atari 2600, which is a tiny desktop arcade game that features a 1.5-inch retro monitor and 10 games.

The Atari 400 Mini isn't the only classic home computer that has received the miniaturized treatment in recent years. You should also check out the Commodore 64 Mini, which contains 64 preloaded games, for only $45, and the A500 Mini. Better known today as simply Amiga, this small-scale revival of Commodore's 16-bit PC comes with 25 built-in games. Like the Atari 400 Mini, you can sideload games on these retro computers with a USB stick.

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