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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You and you opponent blast off into space. Each player controls one Star Ship. The object is to score points by shooting your opponents Star Ship with missiles. Just aim the nose of your Star Ship in the direction you want and fire. A seventeen game program for one or two players.
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The Goblin's time bombs are ticking away and his deadly super bombs are set high up at the top of a high voltage tower. Spiderman must shoot out webs and swing his way up the building defusing bombs and capturing the Green Goblin's fiendish criminal friends.
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Speed into the Sprint Master hall of fame! Choose your track, from practice-calibre squares to the curvaceous championship courses. Rev up at the starting line, and take off! Keep a good grip on the controls. You'll need a delicate touch and a cool head to avoid sliding into the wall on those arcing curves. Watch your time. Take advantage of the...
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Here's video game action as wild as the Wild West. Ride fast and rope as many stampeding calves as you can. They're all worth points. But keep your eyeballs peeling. You won't always be travelling on 'happy trails'. Since these critters don't all gallop at the same speed, it takes a real cowpuncher to keep 'em herded. And, it takes a lot of fancy...
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Climb into the fabulous Star Fighter and warp throughout the galaxy. Your mission is to seek out and destroy the treacherous Krylons and rescue the last vital star base.
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Climb into the fabulous Star Fighter and warp throughout the galaxy. Your mission is to seek out and destroy the treacherous Krylons and rescue the last vital star base.
This box set comes with a Touch Pad and a keyboard overlay for the game.
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Enemy ships hurtle past your cockpit. You’re steering home through star portals. You must destroy attacking aliens or you’ll never make it! You’re in command of a tough mission. You must have the most enemy hits plus the largest energy reserves to win. 1 or 2 player the action gets heavier the further you travel. The radar screen...
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Your ultimate goal is to destroy the sinister Death Star before the Empire completes is construction! But reaching its powerful space station won't be easy. First shoot down a relentless swarm of Tie Interceptors as they pursue your ship, the Millennium Falcon, across the galaxy. Then with split second timing, slide through one of the random...
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The Imperial Walkers are approaching the Rebels power generators on the Ice Planet Hoth. Unless you can prevent them, they'll blow up the entire rebel base! There's still time so blast off on your snow speeder. A unique radar band scans the entire battlefield (8 TV screens Wide) as you attempt to weaken and destroy the walkers with a...
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You're at the controls of one of the most sophisticated space games ever conceived. You must rely on your radar screen, your defensive shields, and your laser cannons if you are to survive StarMaster.
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The Avoid collisions and score point! One, two, three or four players each control one car on the playfield. In one and two player games, each player uses a separate vertical track. In two or three or four players, two players share one track. Each player tests their skill against computer cars.
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You're an athlete competing in 7 key events at the Summer Games. How well can you score in skeet shooting, gymnastics, 100-yard dash, hurdles, sprint and relay swimming, and rowing. This is true-action strategy at its best. In each realistic event you must plan and execute your game strategy in order to maximize your score. It's not just a matter...
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Is there a way to improve one of the classic electronic video games? The answer is yes and here it is! Super Breakout is extremely challenging with terrific new game sounds. Try your hand at Double, Cavity, Progressive or regular Breakout.
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You've got a birds eye 3D view of the field. Your team falls back into a huddle and you call the play to pass or run the ball and outmanoeuvre the opposing team. Score touchdowns, extra points and field goals.
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All the original Superman characters in an authentic setting, provide an exciting game where only you as Superman can restore law and order to Metropolis.
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Armed with a comic book and 16 magical objects, you descent into a fantastic world below the earth. Your quest is for clues that are pieces of a mysterious puzzle. Solve the puzzle to win pries.
This is a US release game which will work on a PAL console, but the colours may be incorrrect
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Challenge a friend or match your reflexes against our very tough computer pro. Here's video tennis that looks, sounds and plays like the real thing. Lay down drop shots, rally from the baseline, or attock your opponent with cross-court volleys. You can even sharply angle your serves to finesse your way to victory. And just like real tennis, "Deuce...
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There is one space ship and five enemy flying objects on the screen. The player gets a total of five ships to play with. If the player finishes two rounds, he will receive a bonus of one spaceship.
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Calling all wrestling maniacs! Tonight's the title match! Climb into the ring and strut your stuff - mix it up with some of the worlds most savage wrestlers as you compete for the 'Absolute Title Belt''.
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Here's a 2600 cartridge that combines the realism of a Flight Simulator and the action of a fighter game to create an exciting new Fighter Simulator. As a Naval Aviator on Blue Water Operations you'll experience all the challenge and danger of Search and Destroy missions. From plane shaking G-Forces at takeoff to the intense concentration of a...
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Touch English, and cushion bounce simulate a real pool game. there are trophies for winners. Games include pool, English billiards, and nine trick shot situations that progress from easy to difficult. Additional practice modes help you sharpen your skills
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An archaeologists dream come true. to explore the underground burial chambers inside King Tut's tomb and recover his fabulous treasure. But do you dare? Ancient and eerie creatures roam the maze-like passageways ready to defend the treasures you most desire.
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Join the vanguard on a thrilling space exploration odyssey. Through perilous tunnels you'll fight your way to the fabulous city of mystery and the great Gond. Based on the popular video arcade game.
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Enter a room to capture valuable treasure. Beware of lethal Hall monsters. Once inside the room, destroy the monster guards and capture the treasure. Each dungeon level has four rooms and each room is guarded by different monsters. There are several dungeon levels in every game, and each one becomes more difficult than the last.
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Video Chess - with eight skill levels from beginner to expert - allows you to match wits with the computer. Every piece is clearly displayed on a full video chess board.
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Fifty different games & variations on one cartridge. Pong, Superpong, Foozpong, Soccer, Hockey, Quadrapong, Handball, Volleyball & Basketball. For one two four players.
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