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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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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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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The Atari 2600 Touch Pad. Its function is identical to that of the Atari 2600 Keypad. 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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It's Fun! Ten different game levels challenge, entertain and reward children. It's educational! Big birds egg catch helps children practice visual and problem solving skills, and encourages learning through play.
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Start with lots of ammo and your fuel tank full. Shoot down enemy planes! Dodge enemy ground shells! Get hit and you lose altitudes. Watch your gauges! Don't crash! Land to refuel after you make 10 hits. Game ends when you run out of ammo or crash!
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One of the world's oldest games now on your TV. Multiple skill levels - can be changed during play. As in board game: Castling and En Passant moves available. Suitable for learning and skilled players.
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How good are your reflexes? To find out, try to pop the ballons by bouncing the clown on the teeter-totter. The more difficult the Pop, the more you score!
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Atari Combat - an Atari Game Program - Five different games to choose from - Tank, Tank Pong, Biplane, Invisible Tank & Jet Fighter. For one or two players.
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Five brave adventurers travel to reach the treasures hidden in a distant castle. One at a time they venture into danger, through deserts, jungles, dark caverns, and fiery volcanoes. It's up to you and your trusty crossbow to protect them along their treacherous paths!
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Aliens are invading planet Earth! The Alien Landers are turning captures Humanoids into destructive mutants. Stop them from kidnapping the Humanoids. Defend your planet!
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You are the royal Desert Falcon questing for precious gems and Egyptian hieroglyphs hidden in the endless desert. Invincibility, warp speed, and quick shots are only some of the magical powers you'll gain on your search. But watch out! Flying beasts, blazing fire pots, and howling sphinxes guard the jewels you seek.
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The big race is on. It's you against the demolition derby king, Crashin' Clyde, and if he can't single handedly destroy your car, he'll bring you o as his sidekick, Smashin' Sam. You'll be racing counter clockwise, and they will race clockwise, trying to ram into your car. They are tough and mean, and with them, there's no such thing as a fair...
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Welcome to the exciting world of two-on-two basketball! With Atari Double Dunk you can test your strategy as you race against the clock to lead your team to victory. As offence, use the controller and fire button to choose your plays, set picks, pass, jump and shoot. With defence, use the fire button to block shots and grab rebounds.
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If you've ever dreamed about being a drag racer, wait till you buckle into your big powerful Dragster and rev up the engine. Brrrrm, brrrrm... feel the engine rumble as the countdown clock ticks... 3, 2, 1, GO! It's you against the clock or another racer. You push in the clutch, shift, rev up, shift, rev, shift, rev (dont forget the clutch) and...
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For 2 players. One controls Home Team, the other controls Visitors. Program each offensive Lineman. Block... or go out for a pass. You control the Qarterback. Program each defensive Lineman. Follow the play and rush the Quarterback.... or cover the Receiver! You control the Linebacker!
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Swing into action with one of the most popular arcade hits ever - JUNGLE HUNT! Realistic graphics place you deep in the jungle as you swing from vine to vine, fight off man-eating crocodiles, dodge bouncing boulders, and save your sweetie from the masked cannibals!
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Creepy, crawly bugs have invaded your garden patch - and you've got to act fast to get rid of them! But watch out! The Millipede cousin to the famed Centipede - is the most insidious insect of all! Use your Trak-Ball controller for faster action.
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Hop into your Moon Buggy and leap over huge craters and land mines, explore lunar boulders, battle UFO's, alien tanks and low flying land rockets.
This game is brand new and sealed
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Welcome to my golf the latest state of the art golf simulation for your Atari 2600. It's amazingly real with rivers, sand traps, ponds, trees, roughs and out of bounds. Play alone or join a friend into a relaxing game of My Golf. But don't be fooled, you need skill, strategy and great concentration.
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You're in the drivers seat and the track is just ahead of you. You have to accelerate and steer the car through one of the four tacks. But, each time you veer off the track and hit one of the pylons or hit an oncoming car, a simulated crash scene will appear on the screen.
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Far away in the Mysterious East on the other side of the world, there lived an adventurous lad named Kung Fu Lu. Lu's grand longing was to crush the ancient, evil wall that plagued his friendly neighbours. Guarding the wall was a mystical dragon and a cunning blackbird. The dragon would cast balls at brave Lu. If Lu successfully deflected...
This game is brand new and sealed
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It's fun! Seven different game levels challenge, entertain, and reward children. It's educational! Game levels progress from simple, noncompetitive games for younger children to fast and dynamic games for older children. OSCAR'S TRASH RACE helps children practice numerical and prereading skills and encourages learning through play.
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Classic game of skill and strategy. Four different game modes. For one or two players.
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Okay, soccer fans, the Atari Championship soccer team challenges you to a game. The Atari computer team is waiting impatiently inside your Game Program Cartridge for you to select one of the games - they really want to show you their stuff!
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Phantom Tanks threaten your armoured car and energy base with its relentless firing. You must strikeback and defend yourself and energy base.
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A multitude of coloured symbols are falling from the sky, and it's your job to make them disappear. That's the aim of this crazy game. Watch out for the devils! Work against the clock! Enjoy the excellent playability, superb graphics and sound effects in this hair-pulling, teeth-grinding, excitingly wonderful reflex game! Say adieu to your sanity.
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