The quirky Atari Gamestation Portable is perfectly designed

Atari Gamestation Portable; a retro console handheld on a park bench
(Image credit: MyArcade)

While the biggest gaming handheld launch of 2024 will be Nintendo Switch 2, I can't help but be hyped for MyArcade's lovely looking Atari Gamestation Portable. This smart little retro gaming handheld looks like 50 years of Atari knowhow in one smart device. And yes, I also love the 1980s beige and orange design. It's certain to be one of this year's best retro consoles.

Announced at this year's CES, the Atari Gamestation Portable is a retro gaming delight as it doubles down on the way we played Atari games in the 70s and 80s and doesn't make any concessions for modern gamers. The result is a handheld retro console that adds to the familiar D-pad and face buttons with Atari-specific controllers: the Trak-Ball, Paddle, and Keypad.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.