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October 2, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

AtGames series of Flashback Blast! video game dongles has an official website with game lists

AtGames series of Flashback Blast video game dongles
These HDMI dongles are a new way for AtGames to deliver the mixtures of games we've seen on the Flashback mini condoles over the years.
AtGames Flashback Blast logo AtGames is changing up the way they deliver retro gaming collections. Their new product line of FlashBack Blast devices are dongles that attach directly to your TV's HDMI port.

These small-size HDMI dongles remind me of the the all-in-one joystick-shaped controllers that had around 10 arcade games built in. Unlike theFlashback's usual 80 to 100+ built in games, these smaller units perhaps filled another niche.

Branded as Flashback Blast! the "console" is the size of an oversized USB drive and attaches one of your TV's HDMI ports - and that's it. Or course HDMI is not a powered port the way USB is, therefore you will still need A/C power for each Flashback Blast dongle.

Pair up the wireless controller and you're playing! Of course these dongles have no ports the way the flashback mini consoles did. Thus you can no longer use your trusty old atari joysticks in the DB9 port. Here's hoping the AtGames controllers are robust and reliable.

It seems as though the mini-console concept is still alive with AtGames and the Flashback product line. We're accustomed to their Atari and Sega offerings, but they've also released Intellivision and Colecovision versions. This year there is a Legends mini Flashback console with a mix of Arcade and Atari 2600 games. This is an interesting change.

Bandai Namco Flashback Blast! from AtGames

Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!

This device has 8 built-in games with a slight variation of offerings on the Wal-Mart exclusive version of the Blast! unit.


    Standard Version
    Game List


  1. DIG DUG
  2. GALAGA
  3. GALAXIAN
  4. MAPPY
  5. PAC-MAN
  6. SKY KID
  7. THE TOWER OF DRUAGA *
  8. XEVIOUS
    Wal-Mart Exclusive Version
    Game List


  1. DIG DUG
  2. GALAGA
  3. GALAXIAN
  4. MAPPY
  5. PAC-MANIA *
  6. PAC-MAN
  7. SKY KID
  8. XEVIOUS

* Alternate game found only on one of the two consoles.

Legends Flashback Blast! from AtGames

Legends Flashback Blast!

This device has 12 built-in games with a mix of video games from arcades and the Atari 2600.


    Game List

  1. BurgerTime
  2. Burnin Rubber
  3. Escape It!
  4. Front Line
  5. Jungle Hunt
  6. Lock n Chase
     

  1. Miss It!
  2. Polaris
  3. Shield Shifter
  4. Space Invaders
  5. Space Raid
  6. Strip Off



Atari Flashback Blast! Vol.1 from AtGames

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol.1

This device has 20 built-in games from the Atari 2600.


    Game List

  1. Centipede
  2. 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
  3. Air-Sea Battle
  4. Bowling
  5. Desert Falcon
  6. Dodge 'Em
  7. Fatal Run
  8. Golf
  9. Human Cannonball
  10. Millipede
     

  1. Miniature Golf
  2. Radar Lock
  3. Save Mary
  4. Sprintmaster
  5. Swordquest: Earthworld
  6. Swordquest: Fireworld
  7. Swordquest: Waterworld
  8. Tempest
  9. Yars' Revenge
  10. Yars' Return



Atari Flashback Blast! Vol.2 from AtGames

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol.2

This device has 20 built-in games from the Atari 2600.


    Game List

  1. Adventure
  2. Adventure II
  3. Asteroids
  4. Atari Video Cube
  5. Championship Soccer
  6. Crystal Castles
  7. Double Dunk
  8. Gravitar
  9. Haunted House
  10. Maze Craze
     

  1. Missile Command
  2. Off The Wall
  3. Realsports Baseball
  4. Realsports Tennis
  5. Secret Quest
  6. Sky Diver
  7. Submarine Commander
  8. Surround
  9. Video Chess
  10. Video Pinball



Atari Flashback Blast! Vol.3 from AtGames

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol.3 (Wal-Mart exclusive)

This device has 20 built-in games from the Atari 2600 and they all use paddle controllers. Wireless paddle controllers, included with the unit.


    Game List

  1. Backgammon
  2. Blackjack
  3. Breakout
  4. Canyon Bomber
  5. Circus Atari
  6. Demons to Diamonds
  7. Night Driver
  8. Steeplechase
  9. Street Racer
  10. Stunt Cycle
     

  1. Super Breakout
  2. Video Olympics: Basketball
  3. Video Olympics: Foozpong
  4. Video Olympics: Handball
  5. Video Olympics: Hockey
  6. Video Olympics: Pong
  7. Video Olympics: Quadrapong
  8. Video Olympics: Super Pong
  9. Video Olympics: Volleyball
  10. Warlords



Activision Flashback Blast! from AtGames

Activision Flashback Blast!

This device has 20 built-in Activision games from the Atari 2600.


    Game List

  1. Atlantis
  2. Beamrider
  3. Chopper Command
  4. Cosmic Commuter
  5. Crackpots
  6. Decathlon
  7. Dragster
  8. Enduro
  9. Fishing Derby
  10. Freeway
     

  1. Frostbite
  2. H.E.R.O.
  3. Keystone Kapers
  4. Megamania
  5. Pitfall!
  6. Pressure Cooker
  7. River Raid
  8. Seaquest
  9. Stampede
  10. Starmaster


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