The d-pad is atrocious. Hopefully that's an area that AtGames eventually focuses on since it ruins many games and myself and many others around here won't buy a revision until it's addressed. But there's still a lot of fun to be had with it despite such a serious flaw.
And compatibility is weak out of the box, but thanks to AtariAge and scores of modifications to old classics to get them working correctly with the inaccurate emulator, the chances are high that the games you want to play on it work correctly or at least reasonably well enough to enjoy. Just be sure to explore around here. I can understand not wanting to read through 100 pages of material in various threads, but at least give Flojomojo's faq a look.
The device seems well built, feels good, and the battery life is excellent (I've owned mine for almost two years now and only have recharged it twice). Outside of the horrible d-pad and the weak emulator, I've had only a few complaints and they're mostly nitpicks.
- The screen quality is lackluster and doesn't seem as if it was intended to be used in a horizontal orientation like AtGames has done, but it's still serviceable.
- I've had a button (reset, I think) not work well after the system sat idle for a few months, but a little bit of exercise made it work fine again.
- The on-screen difficulty switch notifications when you select the hard setting doesn't disappear after a second or two. I think this may already have been fixed for the 2017 revision?
- Color switch only changes to black & white when the button is physically depressed, so you can't play something like Missile Command in b&w. Would be a handy feature since the LCD display AtGames went with makes things hard to see with certain color combinations in a few games that have b&w modes.
And tv/out doesn't work correctly for me. I bought the recommended cable suggested around here and get a picture, but there's discoloration. Odd to describe and I've been meaning to get a picture of it, but never get around to it. A second cable I didn't realize I already owned (Unsure why I even had it) shows the same behavior. This isn't a design fault but rather is fault with my unit, since it works for others. I bet it's the 3.5 mm jack on the system.
You wouldn't want to use this on a tv anyways.
Edited by Atariboy, Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:27 PM.