Portable gaming for retro console lovers

atari_2600_portable

There have been a fair share of portable video game console conversions over the years, but few tug at our retro-loving heart strings more than this one. Modretro forum member [Mario] constructed a fantastic looking portable Atari 2600 using a Flashback 2 Atari console clone.

He hacked apart the Flashback board to fit inside a small plastic case, then added a 3.5″ LCD screen, as well as some donated controller bits from other portable game systems. A pair of rechargeable batteries were added along with a small amplifier and speaker for sound.

While the Flashback comes with 40 games built in, he really wanted to add a cartridge port, so with the little bit of space he had left in the case, he did just that. When everything was finished, he sprayed on a few coats of retro orange paint and called it a day. Really the only thing that’s missing is some nice fake wood veneer and maybe some shag carpet.

Continue reading to see his portable creation in action.

10 thoughts on “Portable gaming for retro console lovers

  1. pretty cool. the knob control should probably be more widely used.. mice, keyboards, touchscreens all fail at playing breakout.

  2. @ dooglehead

    Yikes! We totally should have caught that on our end.

    Nothing to see here, folks.

    *whistles* while slowly walking away.

  3. BS nothing to see here.

    So it’s a rerun!
    Do you have any idea how many times I’ve seen every episode of “The Venture Brothers”?
    (Answer: Shitloads)

    It is still amazing and touches my heart.
    (I was there for the “Adventure” Easter Egg back when it was still an adventure!)

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