I JUST GOT MINE!
After reading this post, I called several of the local Walmarts in the Milwaukee area, and found one that had some in stock. I ran over there and picked up two- (one to keep original, one to hack with a a cartridge port). I hurried home and opened it up like a kid on Christmas morning. Nice- except for a couple of minor points- the joysticks included with the system are nice and very responsive, but I wanted to try the "legacy" controller to see if they are compatible. So, I plugged in the original Atari controllers, and found that they fit too loose in the jack, and keep falling out. Furthermore, since they fit too loosely in the jack, they didn't make a good enough connection to use (you'd have to hold it in and jiggle them to make them work). I also noticed alot of flicker on some games like Yar's Return and Lunar Lander. I'll try it on a different TV to see if that works better. I also found some sounds are "off" or missing- the footstep sounds in Haunted House sound different, and there's no voice in Quadrun, which is weird since they mention how groundbreaking the voice sample was in the Flashback manual. Don't get me wrong- I'm excited about this system, but these are just a few things I noticed right away upon trying the system out for a few minutes. Also- in the manual, it says that they included an "alternate" version of Millipede. I thought it was the different, unreleased version that included the cool title screen, but when I tried it out it looks like the familiar released version.
Edited by tillenterprises, Mon Aug 1, 2005 2:47 PM.