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Anybody hacked the flashback blast! yet?
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:09:51 pm »
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bandai-Namco-Flashback-Blast-Pac-Man-PAC-MANIA-Retro-Gaming-Yellow-818858029629/370082388?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227248711782&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=293180601306&wl4=pla-533869769274&wl5=9009075&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=370082388&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjwu5veBRBBEiwAFTqDwXAooKwvFuiJslABVCHOkVk_oHT_sg59Sc0lhtdzRu2VHU4hp1ONwxoCrowQAvD_Bw

It's a little android stick and they have a bunch of collections, most in the same form factor.  I know that the pac-man version at least, uses the arcade versions of the games.  I just thought for a mere 20 dollars you've got a self contained, self-powered unit that comes with a wireless controller.  Hack in some arcade controls to the pad and it'd make a nice little gift for some of the muggles in your family. 

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Re: Anybody hacked the flashback blast! yet?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 08:38:12 pm »
The number of legal retro consoles is too damn high.


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Re: Anybody hacked the flashback blast! yet?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 10:02:05 pm »
I don't see that as a bad thing.  Anything to keep the hobby alive and when the normal people get sick of their novelties it goes back to the second hand market where we can pick them up for peanuts. 

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Re: Anybody hacked the flashback blast! yet?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 10:19:02 pm »
I don't see that as a bad thing.  Anything to keep the hobby alive and when the normal people get sick of their novelties it goes back to the second hand market where we can pick them up for peanuts.

I've been hoping to find one of those Atari Flashback handhelds cheap at a second hand store.  Target doesn't even seem to discount them.

And yeah I agree with you about anything to keep the hobby alive.  That's probably why I like those new mini Arcade 1UP cabinets despite their many flaws.

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Re: Anybody hacked the flashback blast! yet?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 02:40:30 pm »
A word of warning, there appears to be two versions of the Pacman handheld in circulation, one with arcade ROMs, and another with NES ROMs! From what I gather the NES version is vastly inferior.

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Re: Anybody hacked the flashback blast! yet?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 03:03:20 pm »
Actually the NES ports are really good for what they are and they are formatted for a horizontal monitor, but yeah, it's come to my attention that some of the early runs of the Walmart exclusive version has the old Nintendo ports on it....for .. reasons?

The more I learn about the 1up stuff the more I dislike it, but I still think it's a step in the right direction.  If you look at those god awful midway ones from a few years back, it's a major improvement in look and quality.  Hopefully future revisions will be even better... like with regulation width and a 19" monitor. 

  
 

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