Atari 7800
Atari 7800

The Atari 7800 was released by Atari in 1986 (a test market occurred in June 1984). The 7800 was designed to replace the unsuccessful Atari 5200, and re-establish Atari's market supremacy against Intellivision and Colecovision. With this system, Atari addressed all the shortcomings of the Atari 5200: it had simple digital joysticks; it was almost fully backwards compatible with the Atari 2600; and it was affordable (it was originally priced at $140 USD).

The Atari 7800 was the first game system from Atari which was designed by an outside company (by the General Computer Corporation, future consoles designed outside the company were the Atari Lynx and the Atari Jaguar). The system was designed to be upgraded to a fully-fledged home computer — a keyboard was developed, and the keyboard had an expansion port (which was the SIO port from Atari's 8-bit computer line) for the addition of peripherals like disk drives and printers (this should not be taken to imply that this computer expansion would have allowed the 7800 to run programs designed for Atari's computers, as the two architectures were entirely different).

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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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You and Grandpa are down on the farm. There are critters, bottles, and varmints everywhere - in the barn, in the yard, and in the cornfield. Grandpa has given you an Atari light gun to help protect the farm. The moving targets are a challenge. Can you hit them?
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Save those precious eggs! Hungry bandits, from blue jays to slithering snakes are after the eggs of the rare South American hornbill. Blast those nasty creatures as they swoop down to snatch the hornbill's eggs from the nests.
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They're colourful. They're exquisite. They're beautiful. And they're out to get you! Blast dive bombing warriors in this timeless arcade classic. Or get blasted!
This game is brand new and sealed
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You are about to embark on one of the most dangerous missions of your career. As a renowned Star Fleet pilot, you have been selected to command an exploration party in a journey across the galaxy to investigate the mysterious planet JINKS.
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Terrorist groups from around the world have sabotaged 20 nuclear power plants. Now the reactors are rapidly filling with sparkx and nobody can do anything to stop the inevitable MeltDowns.
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Play basketball with Larry Bird or Julius 'Dr J' Erving. Choose one All-Star as your opponent. You become the other one. Then jump, shoot, and win.
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