Task: Purchase a RetroHQ GameDrive SD Card Device for the Atari 7800
Needed: Web browser, Atari 7800 Console
Time: 5-10 minutes
I have previously posted about the Atari 7800 game console that should have been the successor to the Atari 2600. RetroHQ has developed and released a sophisticated SD card device for the 7800 called the GameDrive or 7800GD.
The device has a microSD card inserted into a cartridge that you can load up with both 7800 and 2600 ROMs for easy booting through a menu system. The device features two Pokey chips for sound and RGB video out through a cable that plugs directly into the cartridge. This is very useful given the 7800 comes only with RF video out. The RGB can be easily converted to HDMI using a RetroTINK, for example.
Additional features include the ability to save and load game states and use Sega controllers through a Mega 7800 adaptor. I will do a post about the Sega controllers later. I am excited about this option as the original 7800 controllers are trash.
The device is easy to use, works great, and seems to be of high-quality construction. I love the RGB and Sega controller options. I plan to spend more time with my 7800 because of this device!