AtGames' new Blast! plug-and-play classic gaming systems hit the market

The Blast! series of retro gaming systems connects via HDMI to your television. The Blast! series of retro gaming systems connects via HDMI to your television. ATGAMES

AtGames' Blast!, the company's new line of budget-friendly retro plug-and-play video game systems, is now available in stores.

The Blast! series of HDMI dongle and wireless controller bundles features between eight and 20 classic titles per model.

“This new value-priced console features a truly legendary collection of iconic games,” says Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames. “ With its large selection of the best classic arcade and home games in glorious high definition, along with its two included six button controllers, the family fun never has to end.”

The lineup includes the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1, Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2, Activision Flashback Blast!, Legends Flashback Blast!, and Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!.  All of them come with a USB-powered HDMI dongle that plugs directly into the TV and an ergonomic six-button wireless gamepad.  The Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3 swaps the wireless gamepad for a pair of wireless game paddles, which are specially optimized for its selection of classic paddle and ball games.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1 features 20 Atari 2600 classics such as Centipede, Millipede, and Yars’ Revenge. Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2 features 20 Atari 2600 classics like Adventure, Asteroids, and Missile Command. Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3. features 20 Atari 2600 paddle-based classics like Breakout, Pong, and Warlords. The Activision Flashback Blast! features 20 of the most iconic Activision home classics, including Pitfall!, H.E.R.O., and River Raid. The Legends Flashback Blast! features Space Invaders and an additional 11 favorites like Burnin’ Rubber and Jungle Hunt. The Bandai Namco Flashback Blast! features eight arcade mainstays, including Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug.

Every Blast! device includes high-definition video output, an intuitive menu system, save and resume game functionality, as well as the ability to rewind a game in progress to recover from a play misstep.  AtGames will be offfering an optional second wireless gamepad for games that support two players.  The second gamepad is an additional purchase.

Blast! family products retail for $19.99-$39.99 and are available at major U.S. and Canada retailers on Oct. 1, 2018.

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