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Review: The Atari 2600+ is a stubbornly faithful recreation of a ’70s legend

This HDMI revamp favours authenticity over adaptibility

3 / 5
Review: The Atari 2600+ is a stubbornly faithful recreation of a ’70s legend

The Atari 2600+ is a surprisingly faithful recreation of the original 2600 hardware, but therein lies both its strengths and weaknesses. If all you want is a new box to play your old games on a modern TV, this is absolutely the solution, but if you're looking for something like a SNES Mini designed to introduce you to Atari, get Atari 50 instead.

  • HDMI output brings the 2600 to modern TVs
  • Plays most original cartridges
  • Joystick is just as pleasantly squishy as before
  • No display options, despite running emulation
  • No front-end makes the experience authentic but barebones
  • No attempt to contextualise anything for newcomers
3 / 5
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