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THE400 Mini Reveals Full List Of 25 Pre-Installed Titles - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2024 @ 9:15 a.m. PST

PLAION and Retro Games announce that THE400 Mini, a modern mini-replica of the groundbreaking 1979 Atari 400 home computer.

The THE400 Mini comes pre-installed with some of the most iconic and important video games of this era. 

It was developed using modern technology to authentically recreate the Atari 400 at 50% size compared to the original.

Play one of the included 25 classic Atari games, selected from a simple to use carousel, including all-time greats such as Berzerk, Lee, Millipede, Miner 2049er, M.U.L.E. and Star Raiders II, or play the games you own from USB stick.

For those looking to recreate the gaming experience of the 1970s and 1980s,THE400 Mini includes THECXSTICK, an improved, updated replica of the iconic CX40 Atari joystick for an added touch of nostalgia. This new controller features an additional seven seamlessly integrated function buttons and a USB port, making it compatible with a variety of platforms.

PLAION and Retro Games Ltd. are proud to announce The 400 Mini's full list of pre-installed for the first time, which includes some of the most iconic and important titles of the 8-bit era.

“Much like the other retro computers we’ve produced, it was important for us to make sure we included a diverse range of games with The 400 Mini. Many collectors want to preserve the art form that is video games, and we hope that our pre-installed titles will excite these gamers. Not only are many of the games historically important, but they also come bundled in a mini recreation of the design classic that is the Atari 400. We hope that retro gamers and collectors will like what we’ve put together," said Paul Andrews, managing director at Retro Games Ltd.

“We’re excited to reveal a variety of games for The 400 Mini. From dribbling up and down the court in Basketball, to escaping caves and completing puzzles in Boulder Dash, we think they’ll be something for everyone who has a passion for retro gaming. And for these dedicated fans we’re also pleased to reveal new images that showcase both the scale and detail of our new mini recreation. For the first time clear comparisons can be made between the original Atari 400 and The 400 Mini, we really hope everyone enjoys the attention to detail," said Stuart Chiplin, head of commercial evaluations at PLAION.

Check out the full list of pre-installed games included with The 400 Mini here:

  • Airball - Navigate through a 150-room mansion, avoiding hazards while solving puzzles.
  • Asteroids - After flying your ship into an asteroid belt, blast boulders and enemies to survive.
  • Basketball - It’s all here as you dribble, shoot, and pass your way to sporting success.
  • BattleZone - Save the world in this shoot 'em up by outmaneuvering rebel Supertanks and UFOs.
  • Berzerk - Blast robots, escape Evil Otto, and dodge laser fire in this frantic shoot-em-up arcade game.
  • Boulder Dash - Dodge boulders, collect jewels, escape caves, and complete puzzles solo or with a friend.
  • Bristles - Help Peter the Painter paint walls while escaping enemies in this colorful platformer.
  • Capture the Flag - Capture the flag in this action 3D maze game.
  • Centipede - Wield a bug blaster to clear the enchanted mushroom patch in this formerly coin-operated classic.
  • Crystal Castles - Guide Bentley Bear through Bethilda's maze, avoiding enemies while collecting incredible power-ups.
  • Elektraglide - Race futuristic motorbikes and avoid obstacles across the UK, USA, and Australia.
  • Encounter! - Command a starship in this space shooter while surviving high-speed battles with strategic agility.
  • Flip and Flop - Control Flip the Kangaroo and Mitch the Monkey in a daring platforming escape from the zoo.
  • Henry’s House - Navigate as tiny Henry in this platformer, collecting items, finding keys, and escaping traps.
  • Hover Bovver - Play as Gordon Bennet in this quirky maze game.
  • Lee - Master martial arts in this classic platformer.
  • M.U.L.E. - Turn-based strategy in which you colonize a planet and outwit settlers. Play solo or with friends.
  • Millipede - Play as the Archer in this Centipede sequel and prevent the bugs from taking over.
  • Miner 2049er – Control mutant-destroying Bounty Bob in this action platformer while collecting items.
  • Missile Command - Defend cities with your missiles in this classic shoot 'em up.
  • O’Riley’s Mine - Play as miner Tim O'Riley and collect treasure, avoid hazards, and work your way back above ground.
  • The Seven Cities of Gold - Explore, negotiate, and establish colonies in this ground-breaking action strategy game.
  • Star Raiders II - Pilot the Liberty Star and destroy Zylon bases in this renowned space shoot 'em up.
  • Wavy Navy - Command a ship, avoid missiles and planes, and become the strategic leader of the navy.
  • Yoomp! - Guide a rhythmic bouncing ball through suspended levels in this unique platformer.

In addition to the pre-installed games, players can also side-load their own games via a USB stick, with support for cartridge, disk, and cassette ROMs.

Key-Features des THE400 Mini:

  • A half-sized version of the distinctive Atari 400, emulating the entire 8-bit Atari range from the 400 to the 800XL and the Atari 5200 home console.
  • Also included is a replica of the classic Atari CX40 joystick with an additional seven seamlessly integrated function buttons.
  • Players can load their own games via a USB stick, with cartridge, floppy and cassette ROMs supported.
  • Players can rewind time and save their games.
  • HD TV output via HDMI, with 50/60Hz compatibility.
  • 5 USB ports to connect a modern keyboard, additional joysticks and much more.
  • 1979 Look and Feel: The THE400 Mini has been lovingly designed with modern technology, from the unique colors of the original device to the authentic textures of the plastic housing and membrane keyboard - no compromises have been made to the iconic look and feel of the original Atari 400 from the 1970s.

PLAION and Retro Games Ltd. also announce the availability of a standalone joystick called THECXSTICK, which will retail for €29.99.

THE400 Mini will be released worldwide on March 28, 2024 at €119.99 and can be pre-ordered now.

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