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AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong

AtGames took an interesting approach to their yearly release of retro video games for the holiday season. On October 16, 2018 a series of devices hit retail shelves in the form of HDMI dongles. Rather than the mini-consoles packed with around 100 games, AtGames released six different dongle-based consoles that connect directly to your television with no need for a cable.

Each of the releases has about 20 games (some have fewer) along a genre. There is one focused on Activision titles, atari classics, Namco Bandai, arcade, and one focusing on Atari paddle-based games (Pong). It's an interesting diversion from the standard Flashback consoles of prior years.

The Pong console has wireless paddle controllers (oddly wired to each other). I've loved paddle games on original hardware, but rarely hook up the paddles, so I was curious to see how AtGames handled these games.

AtGames Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging

AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging Three-quarter view of the Flashback Blast Pong box.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging The back of the Flashback Blast Pong box.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging The Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle shown in front of it's box. The "Wal-Mart Exclusive" image is part of the printed packaging, not an add-on sticker.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging The Flashback Blast Pong internal packaging.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging The Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle, box, and manual.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging The contents of the Flashback Blast Pong console.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong Box and Packaging A few stickers were included with the Flashback Blast Pong console - shown with the manual.

AtGames Flashback Blast Pong Console

AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong console The Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong console The Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle has a removable "cap" when not attached to your television.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong console The Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle with cap removed.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong console Close-up of the Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle. Lots of pink!
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong console Close-up of the Flashback Blast Pong HDMI dongle.

AtGames Flashback Blast Pong Paddle Controllers

AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers The Flashback Blast Pong's paddle controllers are used for all the included games. The primary paddle has an array fo buttons for accessing games. Each paddle has the traditional fire-button and spinner dial found on the original Atari paddle controllers.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers While the paddle controllers are are wired to each other, they connect wirelessly to the Blast HDMI dongle. One controller has additional buttons to control the menus, game selection and rewind function.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers The Flashback Blast Pong's 2.4G wireless paddle controllers. I wish Indy 500 had been included, but the paddles are not infinite-spin and have a stopping point when turning the dial.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers On the side of the paddle controller has a power switch and a Rewind button that takes game play back seven seconds.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers The front of the primary paddle controller has 3 buttons for starting each game, selecting games, and accessing the console's menu.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers The rear artwork on the Flashback Blast Pong's paddle controllers.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers Each paddle controller has a fire button like the traditional Atari paddles.
AtGames - Flashback Blast Pong paddle controllers The Flashback Blast Pong's paddle controllers and HDMI dongle.


Atari Flashback Blast Pong's Built-In Games

  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


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