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Atari Flashback 3... any good?

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#1 toptenmaterial OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon May 28, 2012 9:51 AM

So, I saw the Flashback 3 for sale at my local Rite Aid for $40, and nearly grabbed it up on impulse. Then I remembered that I have to eat this week so it didn't happen. :D Now, all controversy about the circumstances of the FB3's release aside, has anyone played it? Is it any good? Thanks.

#2 20ohm20 OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon May 28, 2012 10:38 AM

Is it any good?

All the negativity about them from other people here on AA kept me from buying one, even when I saw them for >$30 a few months ago.

#3 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon May 28, 2012 12:48 PM

It's been discussed here:


#4 sqoon OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon May 28, 2012 1:35 PM

I picked one up yesterday at Wal Mart for $39. Was playing Super Baseball today with my grandson. We got to the second inning and the game suddenly reset and went back to the splash screen. What's with that?

Edited by sqoon, Mon May 28, 2012 1:37 PM.




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Posted Mon Oct 1, 2012 4:45 PM

I received my Atari Flashback 3 in the mail and I hooked it up and I love it,
the graphics are fine on my TV which is a monster old school model
The joysticks are looser than the original ones, I have 2 original Atari 2600 Joysticks .
The games are as I remember them
The sound quality is great

1 question though. . . . . . .

Do all of the Atari Flashbacks have different games or the same games plus added games ???
I couldn't find Space Invaders on my Flashback 3

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