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Go 'Old School' for the Holidays with the 'Atari Flashback' Classic Game Console

New Plug-and-Play System Offers 20 Vintage Atari Titles, Including One Never-before-Released Game

BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. 7, 2004: It started a revolution and redefined entertainment for a generation...and today, Atari (Nasdaq: ATAR) proves you can go home again with its Atari® FlashbackTM Classic Game Console. Coming in time for the holiday season, Atari Flashback is a stand-alone, plug-and-play unit filled with 20 classic Atari games, including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout® and the never-before-released SaboteurTM. Atari Flashback, a hybrid of the classic Atari 2600 and 7800 consoles, is modeled to resemble a smaller replica of the 7800 and plugs directly into the TV, for easy access and instant gratification.

"Today's huge universe of video games fans got its start with these vintage Atari games and the old Atari consoles," said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "For those gamers, Atari Flashback is a rush of nostalgia and retro fun; for younger gamers, it's a chance to see where it all began and try their hand at gaming old-school style. It's a must-have gift for the holidays."

Returning 20 years after the introduction of the Atari 7800, Atari Flashback is a smaller replica of the original Atari 7800 system and comes with two joystick controllers, power supply and a TV cable so gamers can quickly and easily connect to their TV and start playing. Atari Flashback features 20 classic games that defined a generation of players, as well as one previously unreleased game, Saboteur.

The complete list of games found in Atari Flashback includes:

  • AdventureTM
  • Air Sea BattleTM
  • Asteroids®
  • Battlezone®
  • Breakout®
  • Canyon Bomber
  • Centipede®
  • Crystal Castles®
  • Desert FalconTM
  • Food FightTM
  • Gravitar®
  • Haunted HouseTM
  • Millipede®
  • Planet SmashersTM
  • SaboteurTM
  • Sky DiverTM
  • SolarisTM
  • SprintmasterTM
  • Warlords®
  • Yar's Revenge

Atari Flashback be available in November for a suggested retail price of $44.95. For detailed information on Atari's entire product lineup, please visit www.atari.com.

About Atari

New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3RTM, Enter the MatrixTM, Neverwinter NightsTM, StuntmanTM, Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2004, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard SportsTM, Nickelodeon's Blue's CluesTM and Dora the ExplorerTM, Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.

(C) 2004, Atari, Inc. All rights reserved. ATARI, the ATARI logo, and classic Atari game titles and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Interactive, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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