Don’t you just love getting home from work to find that postman has stuffed something fun in the mailbox for a change instead of endless amounts of snail mail spam, take out menu’s and bills. This latest package, all the way from Oregon, USA is certainly not spam and is one I’ve been easily awaiting delivery for the past fortnight.
My new Harmony Cartridge for the Atari 2600 VCS by Fred Quimby
In a nutshell, the Harmony cartridge is a flash storage device for the Atari 2600 that let’s you store and load games directly from SD card. The entire Atari 2600 game library can fit on to a single 1GB SD memory card and files are presented in menu system accessible via joystick.
I don’t think anything can compare to owning and collecting the original cartridges (if not only for Atari’s wonderful game box art) but having backups on one cartridge is an extremely useful device to have for any Woody fan.
..but best of all, with this cartridge, it’ll let me play modern home brew games as well as various fan based games and hacks. One such title I’m particularly looking forward to playing is an update of Berzerk that has been changed so that it closely matches the original arcade version and also includes the missing sampled speech…speech, on an Atari 2600!
I’ll be back with pictures and videos as I setup and test drive this little beauty.
In the meantime, to find out more about the Harmony cartridge and to place your own order information, please visit –