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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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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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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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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Alien marauders are attacking your planet. They're kidnapping resident humanoids and turning them into mutants! You pilot your ship along the planet surface, blasting away. But first you go for the Landers - the most treacherous of the aliens. You race to the nearest Stellar Gateway and whoosh! You experience that eerie time-warp feeling as...
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Guide Mario up the ladders to rescue his girlfriend, avoiding the rolling barrels. Mario must jump over them or use the hammer to smash them. In the second screen, Mario musty knock out the rivets. Dangerous fireballs move along the girders and will destroy Mario unless he is clever.
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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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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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Roderick Hero here (R. Hero to my associates), President and Chief Executive Officer of H.E.R.O., Inc., inviting you to join me in tackling a tricky maze of mine shafts rife with the kind of danger we daring types only dream of. Until now, that is! Think of it: miners trapped in a mountain bubbling with lava rivers and magma deposits; mine...
Back of this box has a tape mark
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As a member of an elite combat squad, you and your buddy are on a mission behind enemy lines. You've got to wade through rivers, hide behind rubble and shoot to destroy. Will Machine guns, grenades and attack tanks be enough to totally destroy the enemy? Lock and load, make every shot count, your ultimate battle awaits. You are the Ikari...
The box is a bit scruffy
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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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Flash Harry Hooligan, that notorious villain has escaped. Constable Kelly is hot on his trail, his last known whereabouts was near Southwicks Department Store. So grab your billy club and joystick and join the Keystone Kapers!
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