Enjoy Retro Gaming with the Atari THE400 Mini — Pre-orders Are Open Now!

For retro gamers, the Atari THE400 Mini is a dream come true; it offers a nostalgic journey back to the golden era of gaming. THE400 Mini pays homage to the groundbreaking Atari 400, the iconic home computer that debuted in 1979. This faithful recreation captures the essence of the original Atari 400 while incorporating modern technology for an authentic retro gaming experience.

The $119.99 Atari THE400 Mini is a half-sized version of the distinctive Atari 400, and it maintains the original’s iconic 1970s look and feel. It’s compatible with games from the 8-bit range of Atari computers (400 to 800XL) and the Atari 5200 home console, and it boasts true-to-original colors, textures, and a membrane keyboard.

Why should you be excited about this? Well, THE400 Mini comes loaded with 25 classic Atari games, including gems like Lee, Berzerk, Millipede, Miner 2049er, M.U.L.E, and Star Raiders II. It’s not just about reliving the past; it’s about experiencing the timeless joy of these legendary titles on a modern console.

But that’s not all. THE400 Mini offers a throwback with the recreation of the classic Atari CX40 joystick; it’s a nostalgic touch that will take you back to the days of gripping that iconic controller. With seven seamlessly integrated function buttons, this joystick provides an authentic and immersive gaming experience.

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You can also dive into the past by side-loading your other favorite games via USB sticks, supporting cartridges, disks, and cassette ROMs.

The ability to rewind time and save games adds a modern twist, while HD TV output via HDMI ensures compatibility with contemporary displays. With five USB ports, you can customize your experience by adding a modern keyboard, extra joysticks, and more.

Atari THE400 Mini retail box

Don’t miss your chance to grab a piece of gaming history – supplies are limited, and orders will ship on or before the worldwide release on March 28.

The much-anticipated THE400 Mini is now available for pre-order exclusively in the United States on atari.com. Happy gaming!

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

2 Comments on "Enjoy Retro Gaming with the Atari THE400 Mini — Pre-orders Are Open Now!"

  1. The pictures of the joystick plugged into the console luck funny, because the joystick base is nearly as large as the console itself. If someone mistook it for an original Atari 400, then the joystick would seem like it was enormous.

  2. This is quite funny & mind boggling but who knew it would be such a collector’s items. There’s a reason retro is all warm & fuzzy.

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