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Jakks Atari Classics 10 In 1 TV Games

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.1 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B0000645DD
  • Item model number: 720634580791
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,232 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Relive old-school early-’80s video gaming with this Atari TV Games console. The hardware is housed inside the classic black joystick with red fire button. 2 RCA output cables connect directly to your TV for instant game play. The unit comes loaded with these classic titles: Gravitar, Asteroids, Real Sports Volleyball, Centipede, Adventure, Pong, Missile Command, Breakout, Yar’s Revenge and Circus Atari. Portable and affordable, this all-in-one console makes a great conversation piece and countless hours of 8-bit graphic gaming fun. Imported.

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Today’s video games with all their bells and whistles had to begin somewhere, and that somewhere was your living room, in, say, 1982. Remember Asteroids, Missile Command, and Breakout? How about Centipede, Adventure and Gravitar? This TV Games Video System--just a "smart" joystick and nothing else--delivers 10 classic games in all. The joystick has the typical up-down-left-right movements, and single functions to select, start, and reset games. Front-and-center is a big, red fire button ("fire" being the only way to propel or kill things back then). The unit hooks up to your TV via those yellow and white AV output jacks (which should already be on your TV or VCR), and requires 4 "AA" batteries. --Diane Beall

Customer Reviews

It's a lot of fun to see these games again.
Brett D. Cullum
3 of the games included (Breakout, Circus Atari, and Pong) were designed for the analog "paddle" spinner control, and a digital joystick isn't quite the same.
Jon Folkers
Some of the most widely played Atari 2600 VCS games from the 80's are here to play again and again...and they're still fun to play!
David Ferguson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

234 of 247 people found the following review helpful By Brett D. Cullum VINE VOICE on September 4, 2003
This is a great toy/game for anybody who is an ATARI fan, or anybody you want to convert. It's so easy to hook up, extremely portable, and plays great! Some people have begrudged the absence of Pac-Man, but there is another NAMCO system that has that game on it - in it's arcade form! So check for that if you have to have Pac-Man.
Here you get CENTIPEDE, ASTEROIDS, MISSILE COMMAND, CIRCUS ATARI, YAR'S REVENGE, BREAKOUT, GRAVITAR, REALSPORTS VOLLEYBALL, PONG, and ADVENTURE. All of them seem like the exact same games that were out in the late 70s early 80s. It's a lot of fun to see these games again.
Hip, very hip!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Michigoon VINE VOICE on November 22, 2003
Open the box, plug it in, and play some of the greatest classic games of all time. They're not perfect reproductions, and they're not all joystick games, but who really cares? The games are a blast to play, and are still top of the industry in terms of sheer fun. The joystick, with batteries in, weighs and feels just right. My friends are all hardcore gamers, having spent years on XBox and Playstation, etc etc... and players are still visibly tilting the controller and falling into the old habits of "UH!" and "GAH!" and all those wonderful game sounds trying to make the paddle move a little faster or the blaster fire a little harder. This is great for anyone, but especially for people who remember the "old days". This is the golden age of gaming, reproduced as well as need be.
Minor complaints: The sound and authenticity are a little off, and it takes a second to get used to having to hit buttons to advance title screens. Note: DO read the manual/pamphlet. Many of the games have extra play modes, and understanding them can add a lot of value to this toy. Also, there's no true two-player mode. Games that have two-player support only have the old "P1 goes until they lose, then P2 goes" system.
There are some minor complaints to make, but this is the closest thing to Atari short of going out and finding an old system. Overall, 8/10. One point lost for minor sound complaints, and another for lack of true two-player elements. Maybe next holiday season there will be a double-joystick pack to make that possible...
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. T. Mikesell on December 15, 2003
This is an excellent toy. I bought it to introduce my 3-year-old to video games and he's really enjoyed it. While the games have very simple graphics, many are also simple enough for him to play. His favorites include "Moons" (what he calls Asteroids) and "Spider" (aka Centipede). Yar's Revenge, Gravitar, and the volleyball game are a bit beyond him for now. Adventure has provided the best educational experience so far: While I coach him, he's learning up, down, left, right, "kill the dragon," and "no, no, don't drop that key inside the wall...auuughhh!"
The joystick is extremely sturdy. It's a little stiffer than the originals were, but it may loosen up over time. An A/C adapter would have been a nice option as batteries, especially rechargeables, don't last long. Documentation is sorely lacking: I had to look-up the manual of Yar's Revenge at atariage.com to remember how to play it. I recommend that site, or any of the websites devoted to old-school gaming, to find helpful information for these games, such as descriptions of the various level/difficulty settings.
Many have commented on the difficulty of playing a few of these games with a joystick instead of a paddle controller. They have a point; however, Pong and Breakout weren't exactly challenging games to begin with, so playing with a joystick makes them tougher to master, and brings some fun back to playing them.
If you have fond memories of the Atari VCS (2600), you'll be pleased with this device. It's not perfect, but it's likely to bring back a lot of warm memories - or nightmares, if you were always dropping that key inside the wall...auuughhh!
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Joe Crescenzi on December 16, 2003
I LOVE ATARI. There. I said it. BUT... I can't believe they released this product the way they did.
I gave this unit 3 stars because some of the games are perfecly translated, but games like Pong and Breakout, which were huge Atari favorites are unplayable without a paddle controller.
Their choice of games could've been much better. Atari made quite a splash with their original game machine in the 70s, so they had a lot of titles to consider. Why they would include games which were designed for a paddle rather than a joystick is beyond reason.
I looked forward to sharing some of my childhood favorites with my young nephew, only to be let down by the execution.
Centipede, Asteroids and Missile command are worth the price for the entire unit... I also enjoyed solving Adventure one more time, but the rest were pretty forgetable.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Alan Caylow on January 9, 2004
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What kid during the early 80's *didn't* love Atari video games? The Atari 2600 was my very first video game system, and I must've logged *thousands* of hours playing it. Although my old Atari system is long gone, I've never forgotten it or the games. That's why I practically jumped for joy when I saw this goodie at the toy store recently---the Atari Classics 10-In-1 Game System, put out by Jakks Pacific Inc. It's a retro Atari joystick with 10 classic Atari games built right into the joystick, including old favorites like Adventure, Asteroids, Missile Command, Centipede and Yar's Revenge. Just pop in 4 AA-batteries into the joystick, plug it into your TV, and off you go! I agree that the Atari games on this joystick are simply detailed replicas, NOT the originals, and the sound effects are different. But, in my opinion, the games still look, play, and feel pretty darn close to the originals. They're a whole lot of fun, and they do make me nostalgic for my old Atari 2600. Just holding this Atari joystick in my hand makes me feel like a kid again! As for the replication and the different sound effects, I've had no problem getting used to them. Certainly Atari gave Jakks Pacific their permission to replicate these games, so it's not like this is a rip-off job. Consider it an upgrade if you will, a polishing-up of these 20 year-old games for the 21st century. Plus, you can't beat the affordable price or the convienient portability. The Atari Classics 10-In-1 Game System is a terrific stroll down Atari Memory Lane, and I hope that there will be more retro Atari joystick systems with different games released in the future. If you love classic Atari video games, this little retro joystick will provide you with hours of entertainment, just like your old Atari system did in the good old days. A definite must-buy!
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