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Atari teases Atari 400 Mini: Specs, price and more

Atari teases the Atari 400 Mini, the Retro console that brings back 8-bit Atari games in a miniaturized version for $119.99. Explore specs and availability

Atari is taking gamers on a trip down memory lane with the announcement of the Atari 400 Mini. This miniature replica of the classic Atari 400 computer packs a surprising punch, offering a full-fledged emulation experience for the entire 8-bit Atari range.

Atari 400 Mini: Relive the 8-Bit Era

Atari 400 Mini
Atari announced its intent to enter the home computer market in December 1978 The Atari 400 and 800 were presented at the Winter CES in January 1979 and shipped in November of the same year marking the introduction of these iconic systems 45 years ago

The Atari 400 Mini is a miniature replica of the classic and iconic Atari 400 computer that was released in the year 1979, that is 45 years ago. This personal computer brings the golden age of 8-bit gaming back to your living room. Standing at half the size of the original, the 400 Mini isn’t just a cute collectible. It’s a full-fledged emulator capable of playing games from the entire Atari 8-bit range, including the 400, 800, XL/XE series, and even the Atari 5200 console.

Atari 400 Mini
The Atari 400 Mini and the CXStick

The nostalgia doesn’t stop there. The 400 Mini comes bundled with a CXStick, a controller that is a recreation of the classic Atari CX40 joystick. But for modern gamers, the CXStick boasts a secret weapon: seven additional, seamlessly integrated function buttons. Plus, it connects via USB-A for hassle-free use. Gamers can choose from 25 built-in titles, featuring legendary hits like Lee, Berzerk, Millipede, Miner 2049er, M.U.L.E., and Star Raiders II.

Atari 400 Mini

Additionally the 400 Mini features a HD output via HDMI and five USB ports. Users can connect additional controllers or a standard PC keyboard. But that’s just the beginning. The 400 Mini introduces a brand new feature for retro gamers: save your progress at any point in the game using one of the four save slots. Additionally, you can pause and rewind gameplay to conquer those frustratingly difficult levels – a feature that would have blown 80s gamers’ minds. And for those who want to delve deeper into the retro experience, the 400 Mini allows you to play your own compatible 8-bit games via a USB flash drive.

Price and Availability

Atari 400 Mini
The box of contents include Atari 400 Mini System includes the Atari 400 Mini Home Computer along with the Atari CXStick Joystick a HDMI Cable a USB C Power Cable power adapter not included and a Quick Start Manual

Atari hasn’t revealed an official release date as of yet, but the 400 mini system is priced at $119.99 and will only be available in selected regions such as Australia, Benelux, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Nordics, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. The Atari 400 Mini System box includes the home computer, an Atari CXStick Joystick, a HDMI cable, a USB-C power cable (note: power adapter not included), and a Quick Start Manual.With the promise of reliving a golden age of gaming, the Atari 400 Mini is sure to be a hot item for retro enthusiasts everywhere.

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