Atari Flashback

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Atari Flashback
DesignerLegacy Engineering
AtGames
ManufacturerAtari, S.A.
AtGames
CPUvarious
Graphicsvarious
RAMvarious
Mediabuilt-in media
ReleaseFlashback: 2004
Flashback 2: 2005
Flashback 2+: 2010
Flashback 3: 2011
Flashback 4: November 13, 2012
Flashback 64: 2013
Flashback 5: October 1, 2014
Flashback 6: September 15, 2015
Flashback 7: October 1, 2016
Portable: 2016
Flashback 8: September 22, 2017
Portable (rev. 2): September 22, 2017
Flashback 9: October 24, 2018
Flashback 9 Gold: November 15, 2018
Portable (rev. 3): 2018
Flashback X Deluxe: October 21, 2019
Portable (rev. 4): 2019
Added to museumFlashback 2: May 10, 2019

Atari Flashback is a series of dedicated consoles designed to resemble classic Atari video game consoles.

They have the ability to play the original games released on those consoles, although they all have dedicated games stored on internal storage and don't have support for the original cartridges. Prior to the Flashback 3, Atari Flashback devices had a chip designed to run the original games through hardware. From the release of the Flashback 3 onward, the devices contained an emulator running on ARM-based hardware.

It is possible to modify the Flashback 2 and Flashback 2+ devices to support original cartridges, and the motherboard was designed specifically to allow this by Legacy Engineering, although modification isn't officially supported by Atari.

Atari consoles represented by Atari Flashback devices

The original Atari Flashback resembled an Atari 7800 and included custom NES ports of Atari 2600 and Atari 7200 games. All other Atari Flashback units were designed to resemble and play Atari 2600 games exclusively.

Versions

The Atari Flashback, Atari Flashback 2, and Flashback 2+ were designed by Legacy Engineering and manufactured by Atari. The Flashback used the NES clone chip, the Novatek NT6578, and had custom-designed ports of the games to the NES hardware. The Flashback 2 and Flashback 2+ used a custom Atari 2600 clone chip designed by Legacy Engineering titled the 'Michele'.

From the Atari Flashback 3 in 2011 onward, the consoles have been designed and manufactured by AtGames, and use an emulator running on an ARM-based CPU.

The Atari Flashback 64 was also developed by AtGames and is a version of the Flashback 4 with 64 games and wired controllers.

Legacy Engineering designed a portable Flashback concept but wasn't able to release it before AtGames acquired the license to make Atari Flashback devices. However, portable versions of the Atari Flashback were designed and manufactured by AtGames:

  • The Atari Flashback Portable: Ultimate Classic Game Player was released in 2016 and contained 60 games.
  • The Atari Flashback Portable was released on September 22, 2017, alongside the Flashback 8, and contained 70 games.
    • The 2017 Atari Flashback Portable also had a deluxe version titled Atari Flashback Portable Deluxe that contained 70 games.
  • Another Atari Flashback Portable was released in 2018, alongside the Flashback 9, and contained 80 games.
  • A fourth Atari Flashback Portable was released in 2019, alongside the Flashback X, and contained 80 games.

Supported games

Title 1 2 2+ 3 4 64 5 6 7 8 8G 8AE 9 9G P1 P2 P3 P4 X XD
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adventure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adventure II No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Raiders No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Air-Sea Battle Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Amidar No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
Aquaventure No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Armor Ambush No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
Asteroids Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asteroids Deluxe No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Astroblast No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
Atari Climber No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atari Video Cube No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No
Atlantis No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Backgammon No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Basic Math No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Basketball No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Battlezone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Beamrider No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Blackjack No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bowling No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boxing No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Breakout Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bridge No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
BurgerTime No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Burnin' Rider No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Canyon Bomber Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Caverns of Mars No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Centipede Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Championship Soccer No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Charlie Chuck's Food Fight Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Chase It! No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No
Checkers No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Chopper Command No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes
Circus Atari No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Combat No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Combat 2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cosmic Commuter No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crackpots No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crystal Castles Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dark Cavern No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Decathalon No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Demon Attack No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Demons to Diamonds No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desert Falcon Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dodge 'Em No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dolphin No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Double Dunk No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dragonfire No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Dragster No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enduro No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Escape It! No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No
Fatal Run No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fishing Derby No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flag Capture No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Football No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freeway No No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No
Frog Pond No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frogger No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frogs and Flies No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frontline No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frostbite No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fun with Numbers No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Golf No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Grand Prix No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Gravitar Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyruss No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Hangman No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Haunted House Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
H.E.R.O. No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Home Run No No No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Human Cannonball No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ice Hockey No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Indy 500 No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
International Soccer No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jungle Hunt No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kaboom! No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keystone Kapers No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Laser Blast No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Lock 'n Chase No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Lunar Lander No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Maze Craze No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Megamania No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Millipede Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miniature Golf No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miss It! No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Missile Command No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MotoRodeo No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Night Driver No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Off the Wall No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oink! No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outlaw No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pitfall! No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Planet Smashers Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Plaque Attack No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Polaris No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pong No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Pooyan No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pressure Cooker No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Eye No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quadrun No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Radar Lock No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Realsports Baseball No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Realsports Basketball No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Realsports Boxing No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Realsports Soccer No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Realsports Volleyball No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Return to Haunted House No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
River Raid No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
River Raid II No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Saboteur Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Save Mary No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sea Battle No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seaquest No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secret Quest No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shield Shifter No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Skiing No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sky Diver Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sky Jinks No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slot Machine No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slot Racers No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solaris Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Attack No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Invaders No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Space Duel No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Space Raid No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No
Space Shuttle: A Journey Into Space No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Space War No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spider Fighter No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Sprintmaster Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stampede No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Starmaster No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Star Strike No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Starship No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steeplechase No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stellar Track No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Street Racer No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Strip Off No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Submarine Commander No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Super Baseball No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Super Breakout No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Super Challenge Baseball No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Super Challenge Football No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Super Football No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surround No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sword Fight No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Swordquest: Earthworld No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Swordquest: Fireworld No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Swordquest: Waterworld No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tennis No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Tempest No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Track & Field No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tutankham No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Checkers No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Chess No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Pinball No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Olympics No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warlords Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wizard No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yars' Return No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yars' Revenge Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • The games on the Atari Flashback contained Nintendo Entertainment System versions of the games.
  • 8G = 8 Gold
  • 8AE = 8 Activision Edition
  • 9G = 9 Gold
  • P1 = Portable (rev. 1 - 2016)
  • P2 = Portable (rev. 2 - 2017)
  • P3 = Portable (rev. 3 - 2018)
  • P4 = Portable (rev. 4 - 2019)
  • XD = X Deluxe