Atari 2600
Atari 2600

The Atari 2600, released in 1977, is the first successful video game console to use plug-in cartridges instead of having one or more games built in. Originally known as the Atari VCS—for Video Computer System—the machine's name was changed to "Atari 2600" (from the unit's Atari part number, CX2600) in 1982, after the release of the more advanced Atari 5200. It was wildly successful, and during the 1980s, "Atari" was a synonym for this model in mainstream media. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game.

Atari had spun off an engineering think-tank in 1975 called Cyan Engineering to research next-generation video game systems, and had been working on a prototype known as "Stella" (named after one of the engineers' bicycles) for some time. Unlike prior generations of machines which used custom logic to play a small number of games, Stella's core was a complete CPU, the famous MOS Technology 6502 in a cost-reduced version, known as the 6507. It was combined with a RAM-and-I/O chip, the MOS Technology 6532, and a display and sound chip of their own design known as the TIA, for Television Interface Adaptor.

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The Action Force training camp is under siege from a giant Cobra Combat Machine built by the evil Baron Ironblood. as the Cobra looms over the camp the Action force Recruits run to shelter from its vaporizing venom and piercing laser beams. Man your positions! Defend the camp! Use missile attack canons and atomic powered energy shields to fight...
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All of the individual athletic disciplines are yours, speed, strength, stamina and the desire to win. But they will all have to come together as one, because you are about to participate in the most prestigious sporting event in history - the Activision Decathlon.
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An evil magician has stolen the Enchanted Chalice and has hidden it somewhere in the kingdom. the object of the game is to recue the Enchanted Chalice and place it inside the Golden Castle where it belongs. This is no easy task, as the Evil Magician has created three Dragons to hinder you in your quest for the Golden Chalice. There is Yorgie, the...
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Twenty Seven video games or variants on one video game cartridge: Anti-Aircraft, Torpedo, Polaris, Shooting Gallery, Bomber or Polaris vs Bomber. For one or two players.
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Welcome to a wacky, weird, wonderful world - the AMIDAR video game - where a crazy cast of characters go ape in a mad maze chase. Can you be quick enough to stay ahead of the pack and make your way through the maze? Enter the world of the AMIDAR video game to find out.
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Your spaceship is trapped in a deadly asteroid belt. Destroy the drifting asteroid boulders before your spaceship is destroyed, and don't forget to watch out for the enemy spacecraft. You've got sixty-six games in which to test your skills in space.
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For 1 player at a time – compete with friends for the best peak score. 2 firing modes – 2 speed options. Shoot down a variety of fast moving targets: falling meteors, spinning bombs, guided missiles – even a bomb-dropping UFO. The computer keeps score and gives you more challenging game action the higher you go.
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Third party joystick made by Archer. Has a moulded grip styled stick. This joystick has buttons on the top and side of the stick as well as an auto-fire button on the base. Has micro switches which give a satisfying click when the stick is moved! Has been tested and works fine.
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The second release of the Atari 2600 Video Computer System. This is the 1980's release of the Atari Video Computer Sstem - the first time it was referred to as the Atari 2600 and has four buttons rather than six. This console is sometimes referred to as the 'Darth Vader' model. The console comes boxed with a Joystick, Power Supply...
Comes bundled with Pacman
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The trouble with any console in my opinion is the controllers. Why are the cables always so short? You always have to sit so close to the TV, and if there are a number of you playing it gets even worse! Well here's the solution to your problems - a extension cable. Simply slot in onto the end of you controller and extend its length by 2 metres....
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The Atari 2600 Driving Controller. This is a single (not set) driving controller for use with driving games such as Indy 500. The controller is similar to the set of paddles, except the knob can be rotated a full 360 degrees. This item comes unboxed, has been tested and works fine.
Set of two controllers
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Third party joystick made by Flashfire. Has a moulded grip styled stick. This joystick has buttons on the top and side of the stick as well as an auto-fire button on the base. Has micro switches which give a satisfying click when the stick is moved! This item is boxed has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari 2600 Video Computer System. This is the second release of the Atari 2600 - sometimes known as the Atari 2600 Jr as it is much smaller than the original Atari 2600. The console has had an AV mod on it to improve the picture quality and allow it to be played on newer TV's. This console comes unboxed with a Joystick, AV Leads and...
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The Atari 2600 Video Computer System. This is the second release of the Atari 2600 - sometimes known as the Atari 2600 Jr as it is much smaller than the original Atari 2600. This console comes boxed with a Joystick, Power Supply and instructions. The console has been tested and works fine.
The box is a little tatty.
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The Atari 2600 Keyboard Controller. Its function is identical to that of the Atari 2600 Touch pad. Push buttons create basic commands - can be used with games like Star Raiders, and the educational games from Sesame Street. This item comes boxed, has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari 2600 Keypad. Its function is identical to that of the Atari 2600 Touch pad. Push buttons create basic commands - can be used with games like Star Raiders, and the educational games from Sesame Street. This item comes unboxed, has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari 2600 Kids Controller. Its function is identical to that of the Atari 2600 Touch pad, except this is a much larger version aimed at Children. Push buttons create basic commands - can be used with games like Star Raiders, and the educational games from Sesame Street. This item comes loose, has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari 2600 Joystick. Probably the most famous image in video gaming history; the black Atari Joystick with its single red button. This is the Joystick that comes with the original Atari 2600 console. This item comes unboxed, has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari Paddles. Set of two paddles connected to one connector. Two of these sets can be used with four player games. Games they can be used with include Super Breakout and Warlords. This item comes unboxed, has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari Paddles. Set of two paddles connected to one connector. Two of these sets can be used with four player games. Games they can be used with include Super Breakout and Warlords. This item comes boxed, has been tested and works fine.
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A boxed set of wireless Joysticks made by Game Mate 2. Enjoy playing your favourite Atari games without cumbersome wires getting in the way - years before the PS3 came out! Each controller requires batteries (not included). The controllers have been tested and work fine.
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Third party joystick made by Spectravideo. Has a moulded grip styled stick. This joystick has buttons on the top of the stick as well as the base. Has suction cups underneath to allow it to grip the table. Has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari 2600 Touch Pad. Its function is identical to that of the Atari 2600 Keypad except this is the actual unit that came with the game Star Raiders. Push buttons create basic commands - can be used with games like Star Raiders, and the educational games from Sesame Street. This item comes unboxed, has been tested and works fine.
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The Atari 2600 Trak Ball. This is the 'roller ball' controller for Atari games such as Centipede and Marble Madness. Very hard to find item, which is even rarer in its original box. This item has been tested and works fine. Comes in its box with all polystyrene intact.
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The Atari 2600 Trak Ball. This is the 'roller ball' controller for Atari games such as Centipede and Marble Madness. This item has been tested and works fine. Comes loose but tested and working.
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An unbranded but brand new RF lead that will substitute the one that came with your console. Connects your machine to the TV - an ideal replacement if the original one that came with your console is lost or faulty. Length is one metre. This item is fully tested and is brand new.
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