Reviving Retro Tech: THE400 Mini’s Debut
Atari steps back into the limelight, announcing the preorder availability of THE400 Mini, priced at $119.99, exclusively in the United States. This announcement revives the essence of the iconic Atari 400, a cornerstone in home computing first launched in 1979. The preorder phase kickstarts today, with the official global release slated for March 28. Gamers and retro enthusiasts, take note: supplies are limited, signaling a race against time to snag one.
Design and Compatibility: A Nostalgic Throwback
THE400 Mini, a compact reincarnation of the Atari 400, mirrors its ancestor’s design, cutting no corners in replicating the vintage aesthetic. From the hard-to-replicate color palette to the authentic textures of the casing and keyboard, it’s a true homage to the 1970s tech marvel. Compatibility-wise, THE400 Mini plays nice with a wide array of games from the 8-bit Atari range, including the 400 to the 800XL, and not forgetting the Atari 5200 home console.
Gaming Library: Classic Titles Preloaded
Nostalgia hits hard with 25 pre-installed classics that defined the gaming world. Players can dive into the legendary realms of Berzerk, Lee, Millipede, Miner 2049er, M.U.L.E., and Star Raiders II, to name a few. It’s a curated journey through Atari’s golden era.
Feature Rundown: Modern Tech Meets Retro Gaming
The mini-console doesn’t just rely on its retro charm. It packs a punch with features tailor-made for the modern gamer:
- Comprehensive emulation across the 8-bit Atari range, extending to the Atari 5200.
- A recreated Atari CX40 joystick, enhanced with seven integrated function buttons.
- Side-loading capabilities via USB for personal game libraries, supporting various ROM formats.
- Game rewind and save options for a contemporary gaming experience.
- HD output through HDMI, compatible with both 50Hz and 60Hz displays.
- Five USB ports to connect modern keyboards, additional joysticks, and more accessories.
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