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What do you get when you mix in Atari, LJN, Acclaim Entertainment, and some terrible Plug n' Play products from low-budgeted video game companies? Well, enter this abominable piece of trash!
Founded: 2001[1]
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States
Subsidiaries: Silver Lining Systems
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Website: https://www.atgames.net/about


AtGames (also known as AtGames Digital Media Inc.) is an American video game and console manufacturer founded in 2001. They are notoriously known for their shady business practices and has gotten even worse over the years.

Why They Suck

  1. First of all, most of the products they produce range from either terrible, to flat-out abysmal.
    • One example would be their FireCore console. The sound quality has been completely butchered on their console.
  2. Let's not forget they have ported over 40 Sega Genesis titles.
    • Speaking of which, they even added 40 bonus games that have nothing to do with the Sega Genesis at all, and instead just feels like it was taken from other franchises.
    • They even have the audacity to make their own Plug n' Play systems for the Sega Genesis, which is further explained in this article.
  3. Terrible customer support: They even had the nerve to mislead John Hancock into reviewing their inferior products such as the Bandai Namco Flashback Blast.
    • And to add insult to injury, they were sued by Bandai Namco Entertainment for their unauthorized use of Ms. Pac-Man and copyright infringement, only for that case to be thrown out in court.[2]
  4. The games that are in their consoles contain illegal ROMs containing both the Famicom and NES versions of the exact same games, depending on which versions you own.
    • And to make matters worse, the controls on all the games are delayed, making it harder for you to make a move, or do anything at all.
    • On the other hand with the Sega Genesis Classic Game console, you will notice that the console itself looks cheap, and the controllers are wireless. If you think that this involves Bluetooth or anything like that, you'd be wrong. The only "wireless" feature that they have added would the infrared light.
    • In order for it to work, you can't be far away from the console, otherwise it won't light up, or do anything unless you're in the same room with the console itself.
  5. False advertising: The consoles themselves were advertised to have remastered games from older consoles, but in reality, they are terrible ports with terrible music, stiff controls, and the controllers appear to be small, making it inferior to said consoles instead.
    • They also couldn't be bothered to offer refunds to anyone who bought their consoles, meaning that it is nearly impossible to get your money back at all.
  6. As mentioned with the consoles they have manufactured, all of their consoles look like knockoffs of older consoles, such as the Sega Genesis, which happens to be the worst offender, appearing to be very small, almost looking similar to that of a radio, or even the NES Classics console.
  7. This...
    • Picking up from WIS#3, John Hancock even acknowledged the fact that he was being used to mislead people into buying their products that they have made. They also never return calls to their customers at all.
  8. To further rub salt onto the wound, some games do not work properly, and most of the time, half the games run PAINFULLY slow. The following examples are:
    • Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, and 3.
    • Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3.
    • Streets of Rage 2 (the worst offender).
    • Comix Zone.
  9. Nearly all the games suffer from game-breaking glitches, such as the visuals being all over the place in some games, or other glitches that are noticeable.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. Their Atari 2600 systems and their Legends Ultimate Arcade Machine are pretty good.

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Comments


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SpazJR61

7 months ago
Score 2
Do not outsource your console to another company.
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DarkMatterMan4500

7 months ago
Score 0
Exactly. And let other third party developers like Nintendo and Sega do it.
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LuigiMan050-5

6 months ago
Score 1
What a pretty obscure company right there...
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DarkMatterMan4500

5 months ago
Score 0
It is pretty obscure.
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

3 months ago
Score 2

Nobody:

The comments on every Sonic Pitch Shift video: -4 ATGAMES DID YOU KNOW THAT ATGAMES IS -4 DOWN HAHAHAHAHA
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Gaemer

one month ago
Score 0
yeah, those kids... they forgot the off psg also, so what is the point except for it sounds better to me
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DoubleJumpMan

3 months ago
Score 0
Can't believe I used to enjoy one of their Sega Genesis Plug in Plays back when I was younger
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Gaemer

one month ago
Score 0
i wanna sell the one my mom bought me
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TigerBlazer

one month ago
Score 1

I own two of their Sega Genesis handhelds for some reason (I got one of them for Christmas). Overall, I would give the console a 4/10. Mostly because sound emulation is terrible and there are 40 non-Genesis games up there.

Fun Fact: The first Sonic games I ever played were on their Genesis handhelds.
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LuigiMan050-5

one month ago
Score 1
AtGames...?! More like FireAtGames!
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DoubleJumpMan

one month ago
Score 1
The developers are probably bad AtGames.
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Gaemer

one month ago
Score 1
They are bad AtGames
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Takashi Komuro-San 47

16 days ago
Score 0
It’s very childish for AtGames to not take any criticism which is abysmal for them to do.

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