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Thursday, September 27, 2018

3783 - ATGames To Release The LEGENDS FLASHBACK Console


Source: https://www.newswire.com/news/atgames-announces-legends-flashback-console-20649045

Ordering Page (includes game list): https://www.atgames.us/products/legends-flashback

So apparently, now that ATGames is out of the Sega Genesis cloning business, they've decided to announce the release of an upcoming plug-and-play system which will contain 50 classic video games spanning multiple systems! A brand new direction in the world of ATGames... and they're still using their old Sega Genesis clone casing and controllers... but now there's no cartridge slot and the included controllers are wired.

On the one hand, it's good to see ATGames still managing to put out product. They might not produce the best stuff on the market, but you never want to see businesses go tits up regardless. And maybe this will see wider release to larger retail stores such as Walmart and whatnot, which wouldn't be such a bad thing. In terms of the hardware itself, the 50 games they have on there are all licensed "real" video games from various companies like Capcom, Namco, Data East, and the like. No need for Mr. Balls in this court. Also, not having a cartridge slot of any kind means they can focus on making the emulation a little better... just a bit. Tiny Bit. Please?

That having been said, ATGames have had issues with emulation in the past and I do have some concern over how these games will turn out. Sure, the Sega Genesis Flashback console was an improvement - barely - over its prior output, but still not the greatest. Not to mention, I don't know how well this would be received considering there was the Retrobit console released a short time ago that also has its share of classic games. (I'm not talking about the Generations one, either; that one is kinda subpar.)

Oh well...

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