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September 22, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3 has an official game list... but is there a 3-in-1 version coming to Switch?

Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3
With a focus on Arcade and 5200 games, the next batch of 50 games look good, but is there a Switch version coming soon?
I've heard rumors of a September 28 release, but I'm not seeing any evidence of this at US retailers. As of this writing, I've checked online at GameStop, WalMart, Target and Best Buy - no listing for the 3rd volume. Is it coming in sneak-style?

I love the first two volumes and they alone were the reason I bought a PS4 - although we've found many other great games. Both volumes were simultaneously released for the PS4 and Xbox One in 2016. I was sort of expecting a third volume last year.

The third volume might have gone to another publisher - the previous ones coming from AtGames, the company that makes the Atari, Coleco, & Intellivision Flashback consoles. Maybe there was some sort of rift with AtGames and they had to delay a year? I'm just speculating, but I see no mention of this game anywhere but the Atari site. No mention on AtGames site or social media. Is this really coming out in a week? If you own a Nintendo Switch, you may want to hold off... keep reading!

Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3 game list:

  1. Adventure II (2600)
  2. Air Raiders (2600)
  3. Aquaventure (2600)
  4. Armor Ambush (2600)
  5. Asteroids (5200)
  6. Astroblast (2600)
  7. Atari Baseball (Arcade)
  8. Atari Basketball (Arcade)
  9. Atari Football (Arcade)
  10. Atari Soccer (Arcade)
  11. Avalanche (Arcade)
  12. Canyon Bomber (Arcade)
  13. Centipede (5200)
  14. Countermeasure (5200)
  15. Dark Cavern (2600)
  16. Destroyer (Arcade)
  17. Dominos (Arcade)
  18. Final Legacy (5200)
  19. Fire Truck/Smokey Joe (Arcade)
  20. Frog Pond (2600)
  21. Frogs and Flies (2600)
  22. Holey Moley (2600)
  23. International Soccer (2600)
  24. Maze Invaders (Arcade)
  25. Micro-gammon (5200)
  1. Millipede (5200)
  2. Miniature Golf (5200)
  3. Missile Command (5200)
  4. Monte Carlo (Arcade)
  5. MotoRodeo (2600)
  6. Pool Shark (Arcade)
  7. Realsports Baseball (5200)
  8. Realsports Basketball (5200)
  9. Realsports Football (5200)
  10. Realsports Tennis (5200)
  11. Realsports Volleyball (5200)
  12. Saboteur (2600)
  13. Sea Battle (2600)
  14. Sky Diver (Arcade)
  15. Space Attack (2600)
  16. Star Raiders (5200)
  17. Star Strike (2600)
  18. Super Breakout (5200)
  19. Super Bug (Arcade)
  20. Super Challenge Baseball (2600)
  21. Super Challenge Football (2600)
  22. Sword Fight (2600)
  23. Wizard (2600)
  24. Xari Arena (5200)
  25. Yars' Return (2600)

Atari Flashback Classics Switch

Is an Atari Flashback Classics Coming To Switch?

Just as I'm amped about getting the PS4 release of Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3, I see atari also mentions a generically titled version for Nintendo Switch - Atari Classics Switch.

The box art boasts 150 games. Correct my math if you must, but that sounds like all three classic volumes on one Witch game cart. Of course they could take the Mega Man approach and hit us with a DL code - hopefully, NOT.

As much as I love the PS4 release, I'd love to have the three volumes on one Switch game cartridge. Taking them on the go would be a great addition to this game series!

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