Arcade1Up Follows Up The Pac-Man Couchcade With An Atari Version

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Last week we covered Arcade1Up’s newest device, the Couchcade. The initial release was based around Pac-Man and other Namco games. This follow-up is all about the golden age of Atari’s arcade dominance.
The Atari Couchcade comes with ten classic games, and the control deck features a trackball and spinner rather than a joystick. The bottom of the control deck is a beanbag featuring the 1970s Atari color scheme. The controls connect wirelessly to a console which can be hooked up to a TV via an included HDMI cable.
For $179, I hope the quality of the controls has improved since the early days of Arcade1Up’s Atari cabinets. If not, it may be entirely possible to swap out the trackball and spinner.

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Easily connect the Micro Game Console to your TV via HDMI port, the wireless control deck features real-feel arcade controls on top, and a soft bean bag bottom. Yep, retro gaming just literally fell into your lap!
When looking back at the history of video gaming, there is no doubt which company was the trailblazing pioneer: Atari. A name that became synonymous with the arcade boom, and a powerhouse in broad entertainment.

Here are the ten games that come with this version of the Couchcade:

  • ASTEROIDS
  • ASTEROIDS DELUXE
  • CENTIPEDE
  • MILLIPEDE
  • MISSILE COMMAND
  • TEMPEST
  • MAJOR HAVOC
  • LUNAR LANDER
  • CRYSTAL CASTLES
  • GRAVITAR

The Atari Couchcade’s specs are as follows:

  • Assembled Dimensions: 19.6”L x 11.2”W x 4.5”H
  • Box Dimensions: 21.3” Lx 6.0”W x 13.6”H
  • Weight: 7.0 lbs
  • 2.4Ghz Wireless Control Deck
  • Control Deck powered by 4 “AAA” (Not Included)
  • Adjustable Volume
  • HDMI Micro Game Console
  • HMDI & USB cables included
  • 30ft Wireless gameplay range
  • Real feel trackball, spinner, and buttons

This one is a more challenging sale than the Pac-Man version, in my opinion. Whenever I hear people talk about retro gaming, they rarely reference Atari. The allure of gaming from that era is collecting the actual hardware and games, not emulating them. Maybe I’m wrong. What do you think?
[Source: Arcade1Up]

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