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The Portable Atari 2600 is Retro Revival On-The-Go

By: Michael Hines - Published: Mar 2, 2011 • References: forums.modretro and technabob
I must have an unknown force that draws me to finding epic handheld gaming mods like the portable Atari 2600. A modder going by the name of Mario built this handheld Atari using the Atari Flashback 2 and some good, old-fashioned elbow grease.

Cramming the guts of an Atari Flashback 2 into a handheld system is cool and all, but making that same system compatible with the original Atari 2600 cartridges is grounds for legendary status. The portable Atari 2600 plays all of your favorite Atari classics like Pong and Yar's Revenge.

With its rechargeable battery offering up to two hours of continuous play, the portable Atari 2600 is one amazing piece of DIY handiwork. I never thought I would see a modder go this far back into the beginnings of gaming history to create a portable Atari 2600. You can see the portable Atari 2600 in action in the video here. Keep reading below to see other great Atari mods and reincarnations.