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Atari - Flashback® 8 Gold Console - Black-Front_Standard

Atari - Flashback® 8 Gold Console - Black

Model: 857847003820SKU: 5901953

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews

83%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned

    Posted
    AG51
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    I ended up returning this mainly due to the lag in response from the remote control which made the games difficult to play.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    Posted
    Norm
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    The delay was too long with the remote controllers. It made the game not playable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broken in Box

    Posted
    Crimsor
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    Bought it in advance as a birthday gift in January. When we finally opened it and hooked it up, the controllers don't work. Now it's too late to even return or exchange it. Probably better off finding a real vintage Atari!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Save Your Money

    Posted
    rjg60
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    The controls were terrible. The unit was cheaply made. Broke after 24 hours. Returned item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!

    Posted
    CG1515
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    Bought this for an x mas present. 1 controller doesn’t work. Some of the games pause, system locks up. Tried to return to Best Buy, but it was 5 days too long for their return policy. I’d buy from a different store next time. Other stores return policies are so much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Really?!

    Posted
    TheMarty
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    This item was bought as a new purchase on Best Buy.com, but that is not how it was received. The box was open, the front of the system was marked up, the poster and instructions were missing and there were batteries in one of the controllers. This is not cool Best Buy. I spend a lot of money in your stores and expect my products to be in new unused condition.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy unofficial console

    Posted
    Donny
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    I wanted the games and experience but this wasn’t it. The controllers were cheap and the gameplay none too good. I don’t believe the unit would be durable. Once one of the controllers broke in the first two weeks I quickly returned the unit for a refund despite being under the warranty period. Too risky.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Over-hyped

    Posted
    Enginerd
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    I was terribly disappointed. Unable to exit many of the games without restarting the system. Some of the games I could not figure out how to get into them. I got is to play with my visiting siblings over the holiday and we were all disappointed. Used for about two hours - purely for the sake of giving it a full try - but has not been used since. It’s just a pain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Was not happy

    Posted
    Amy2018
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    I did not care for this game console games were not easy to play

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Controls Are Terrible, Graphics look Spot On

    Posted
    joemin97
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    Ok I used to play my Older Sisters 2600 when I was growing Up. I eventually got a 7800 Atari. And Of Course went on to a NES, SNES and so on and so on. But I still Missed playing the Old School Atari Games. So I figured for $70 I would try it. Well the Games look great in HD,720p. But the Controllers that came with are terrible. I tried playing Break Out and Super Breakout and the Paddle Flashes back and forth so fast I remember being able to lightly touch the old school controllers to finer movement onscreen. And I suppose I could go out and buy either Used or New Atari Controllers. I could just buy the cheaper version that comes with wired controllers but it lacks the HDMI output. I think I will just get Atari Flashback Game discs that are available for PS4 and Xbox One instead. Maybe find a Good Used 2600 or 7800 online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Control

    Posted
    jvan
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    One controller did not work. Returned with ease and bought Nintendo system instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Ant88
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    I was excited to share old school games with my son but the experience was not what I had hoped. The games were not nearly as fun as I remembered.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A true Atarian will be disappointed

    Posted
    DjLeisure
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    As someone who is an avid Atari 2600 fan and player, I can't help but notice the many differences between game play on the Flashback 8 Gold and the original console, especially with sound and lagging action. The Flashback 8 Gold makes for a nice screen saver with crisp HDMI connectivity, but as far as actually playing the games, meh. Someone who didn't grow up playing these games will probably just think they were never any good. The reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 is because of the box itself. I'm a collector and to me the real value of the FB 8 is the visual appeal, pretty sharp! It looks good on the shelf. If you can afford a toy that's better seen than played, go for it. Otherwise? Hit the tag sales and find yourself an original console. You won't be disappointed, and you'll probably save a lot of money!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    old style games

    Posted
    chimman
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    a good way to play some of the old Atari classics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Was a good throwback for a while

    Posted
    4Burds
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    In the beginning, it was fun to play some the games and nostalgic. Wish some of the games were actually like the arcade version. Not bad though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK purchase

    Posted
    MisterPerrier2
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    Ok for my great nieces and nephews when they visit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid..a must have for the collection..

    Posted
    Th3BadGuyz
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    If you have the other two classics..you definitely need this one..because..why not..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing spectacular

    Posted
    Greywolf
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    Nothing spectacular about the Atari player. It does allow you to play some of the old games on either your PC or TV (HDMI connection required.) Most likely, I would not purchase it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Classic Atari

    Posted
    Priscilla
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    Purchased this for my husband, he loved it. However, it’s more of a novelty as opposed to being used as a game console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Brought back memories

    Posted
    Momoftwinboys
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    I loved it, bought it for my 7 year old twins n they love it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend