From what I've heard, the second was considered the best by many. I'm debating picking up one, but I'd like a consensus on which is considered the best. I've already tried the original, and I can say I did NOT like it. They didn't even emulate Asteroids properly for crying out loud! How ironic the Flashback used 'NES on a chip.'
At any rate, I was wondering if The Company Formerly Known As Infogrames made any notable improvements with FB3 or FB4?
I can give some facts, but I don't have FB3 or FB4.
FB2 is an Atari on a Chip, FB3&4 are emulation.
FB2 has some Activision games and came out around 2005.
FB2+ dropped the Activision games and added more sports. It came out 2010.
Hackers also want FB2 or 2+ because you can solder an actual cart connector and play real cartridges, (some advanced carts with extra RAM and bank switching do not play in these due to a production error that left out pin A12's signal).
The FB2 & 2+ is small and light, and has composite out for new TV sets. The composite is acceptable. I have seen better displays with the original Heavy Sixer 2600 RF on channel 3 and better original systems modded for composite.
The joysticks are hard plastic stick, not rubber covered plastic like the original, but are good.
There are hidden paddle games in it if you paddle controllers.