Atari Cosmos: The 3D Handheld That Never Was

Posted: Mar 27 2004, 12:00am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:24pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


Atari Cosmos: The 3D Handheld That Never Was
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Photo: With all the new handheld gaming systems on the horizon, we thought it would be interesting to step in our time machine and look at one of the most intriguing handheld gaming systems that never came to be. The Atari Cosmos used holographic "backdrops" to give an interesting environment to the "flashing LED's" that made up the actual games. It never came to market, and only two known working models exist today.

I still have my Mattel Battlestar Galactica handheld game - flashing LED's fueled with my imagination equaled hours of entertainment. I know that at the time, a 3D background AND flashing LED's would have been a huge selling point for my 10 year old self.

The Atari Cosmos Tabletop Game System

Also of interest: Atari Mindlink on

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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