MyArcade and Atari have teamed up to produce a tiny retro console with over 200 built-in retro classics from the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Atari Arcade platforms.
It’s a meticulously crafted bundle featuring not one but two 2.4GHz wireless joysticks inspired by the iconic original Atari 2600 controllers, except with a satisfyingly modern RGB twist. Meanwhile, the rectangular-shaped console carries over the retro futuristic aesthetics, featuring two large power and home buttons at the top, each with their own unique square and circular RGB glow lighting.
Besides the obligatory trigger and A and B buttons, the eight-directional wireless joysticks also include an integrated paddle that has three sensitivity settings for custom user preference and compatibility with a number of included games like Breakout and Warlords. Additional buttons include home, select, and start, on the face, for easy-and-intuitive navigation, a power button and RGB light on the side. There’s also a 5v USB input if you wish to connect the controller directly, otherwise it requires four standard AA batteries for power.
The console features a unique dark grey and reflective silver colour scheme with a red Atari logo present on the right and a MyArcade logo present on the front. Both sides also carry what looks to be heatsink fin-stacks, presumably to cool the components inside. Measuring in at just 181 x 106 x 130mm and weighing 340g total, it makes for a surprisingly petite and unique package that should fit swimmingly in any home theatre setup.
Moving on, I/O comprises two USB Type-C ports upfront, a MicroSD card on the left side, and in the rear another USB Type-C for power, as well as an HDMI port to connect to your TV or display. Simple yet effective.
The Atari GameStation Pro is currently available for pre-order today at $99 and will begin shipping from October 31. Get yours right over here.