Atari 2600 Portable Gaming System Mod

Atari 2600 Portable Gaming System Mod


While Sony and Nintendo continue to make advances, striving to take handheld gaming consoles further, some are just looking for a step back. Sites like, the iCade arcade dock for iPad, cell-phone Pacman; they all take us back to the good days of 8-bit.

And now the Atari “Stella” handheld Flashback 2 console joins the ranks.

Built by “Mario,” the orange device has all the right features: A D-pad for the joystick, a paddle-control dial, the red button – even a 9-pin port for a second controller, all on a 3.5″ LCD screen. It even has a slot at the top big enough for the old game cartridges.

The orange console has a Gameboy SP battery built-in, and the guts of an Atari Flashback 2, getting 2 hours of battery life.

Check out the video for a full demo:

[Technabob via Ben Heck Forums]