I’m about to show my age. I was an atari FANATIC as a kid. Pitfall was MY JAM! I even found a pitfall t shirt at Target earlier in the year and may have shrieked and embarrassed my kids. may have. It was a no brainer when I was asked if I wanted to review the new Duo powered Atari Arcade for the iPad.

Remember these? Oh yeah, I could kick my mom’s booty at pitfall! (At least that’s how I remember it.)

pitfall atari old school

When I showed my kids pictures of what gaming used to be like, they blinked at me. Then I told them how if the game didn’t work, you would take out the cartridge and blow on it, then put it back in. MAGIC! They blinked again. Then I said, well, Duo sent us an atari system for the iPad and then they decided to care what I was talking about.

We downloaded the app, hooked up the iPad and the fun began.

Atari ArcadeAtari Arcade Duo

Some of the games that come with the app are free, then you can purchase a few more for around $5 and all of them for only $10. Because the holidays are just around the corner, I told them to enjoy the free games and wait until they get an itunes card for Christmas to download the rest. 😉 Love the system, the app and the games, but thought more of the games should be included when you purchase a $50-$60 device.

Thomas, being the gamer that he is, proceeded to beat every game, scoring high scores no one can touch and brushed his shoulder and dropped his mic. Okay, so the last two didn’t happen, but if he were on a TV show, it would have! He was that good.

Carter was off for winter break a couple of days before the others so he got to play it the most when the boys were at school. He told me to wake him up early so he can try to beat Thomas’ scores on Asteroids. I woke him at 7 as instructed and then found this by 10am.

Asleep at the Atari

I couldn’t resist snapping a pic as he slept next to my desk. Every once in a while, in his sleep, he’d still click a button. I was giggling the entire nap.

So now I bet you are saying to yourself, “Emily! You always give away toys and games, can I have one too?!” And the answer is YES!

To win your own Atari Arcade simply tell me, in a comment below, what your favorite Atari game was as a kid. If you want to learn more about the Atari Arcade Duo Powered, simply visit their website! Contest is open through Friday, December 28 2012. Read our full rules here.

So what are you waiting for?! Enter now! 😉

disclosure: I was sent this product in return for my review as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. Giving one away to you guys was icing on the cake! All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was made, yadda yadda, you know the drill by now. 

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Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.
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