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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The Atari Video Computer System. This is the original 1970's release of the Atari 2600 - often referred to as the Wood Grain console due to the wood like effect. 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, AVs Lead and Power Supply...
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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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Your objective is to roll as high a score as possible, whether you're playing a one-player or a two-player game. There are ten "pins" to knock down. You have two tries rolls) to knock down the pins each time you're up. Each game consists of ten "frames" (or turns). The winner is the player with the highest score once...
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Touch me: The computer plays a series of tones and you must match. Count me: The computer will play a sequence of digits to be matched in order. Also includes Picture me, Find me, Add me and Play me games.
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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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You're piloting a helicopter gunship, flying cover for a truck convoy of medical supplies through enemy territory. Suddenly, your long-range scanner shows squadrons of enemy aircraft closing in on your position.
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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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It's fun! Ten different action packed mazes to challenge, entertain and reward children at each level of play. It's educational! Cookie Monster Munch helps children practice pre-reading and pre-writing skills.
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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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Bentley Bear is trapped in Crystal Castles, home of Berthilda the Witch and her wicked cronies. To escape, he must collect all the gems in each castle and avoid the castle creatures. Be careful! Don't let those nasty creatures turn Bentley into bear stew.
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You are the only one brave enough to enter the castle's dark chambers. Once inside the foreboding castle, a dark staircase leads you down to the murky depths of the labyrinths below. Go alone or find safety in numbers from your faithful companion.
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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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Dreadful dragons control the King's castle! You, the young Prince, want them banished, but first you must reclaim the royal treasures. You have to cross castle bridges, dodging dragonfire as you go. Leap, duck and sprint to reach the other side! Once across, enter a splendid storeroom. Pocket every treasure you touch. But beware of deadly...
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This game is not as "simple" as it looks! Select any one of eight traffic patterns inspired by the most treacherous traffic you'll ever encounter on the nation's highways. Traffic flow varies from a few slow-moving autos to frantic rush hour intensity, complete with blaring horns and roaring engines - everything except exhaust! Test your agility,...
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Fourteen different games or game variations on one cartridge. : Race Cars, Crash N Score, Tag, Ice Race. For one or two players.
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Mama Roo needs your help to reach her stranded cub. Help her hop, climb and leap up the tree while warding off mischievous monkeys that will try to stop her. Earn points along the way by eating the delectable fruit that dangles in your path.
This game is missing its instruction book
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You are the world's greatest living karate expert armed with a variety of kicks and punches, and in search of an ancient monastery. You must choose which path to follow. At each branch, you find obstacles and warriors you must conquer. Win the fight and earn a higher degree belt, plus bonus time. Lose and you lose ground and time because you've...
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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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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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