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Atari 2600

33,669 topics, 513,082 replies
  1. Atari 2600 Programming,
  2. 2600 High Score Club,
  3. Harmony Cartridge,
  4. 2600 Game Descriptions,
  5. AtariBoxed.com Rarity Database

The Atari 2600 is the system that started it all for Atari, and is by far the most popular classic gaming console. This forum covers all 2600 systems produced by Atari, as well as 2600-compatible consoles produced by third-parties.

Atari 5200

4,840 topics, 63,791 replies
  1. Atari 5200 / 8-bit Programming,
  2. 5200 High Score Club

The Atari 5200 was Atari's second cartridge-based game console. Based on the Atari 8-bit computer line and labeled the "SuperSystem", the 5200 was Atari's answer to growing competition in a market they were losing control over.

Atari 7800

5,561 topics, 105,937 replies
  1. Atari 7800 Programming,
  2. 7800 High Score Club

The Atari 7800 ProSystem is a contemporary of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System. Based on extensive feedback from Atari customers, the 7800 features a streamlined design, backward compatibility with the 2600, a powerful graphics processor, and simplified controllers.

Atari Lynx

3,351 topics, 45,113 replies
  1. Atari Lynx Programming,
  2. Lynx High Score Club

Atari's first portable game system, the Atari Lynx was designed by Epyx and the engineers who created the Amiga. Ahead of its time, the Lynx sported a backlit color screen and impressive games, but was unable to tackle the Gameboy juggernaut.

Atari Jaguar

7,386 topics, 152,313 replies
  1. Atari Jaguar Programming,
  2. Jaguar High Score Club

Atari's last game console, the Atari Jaguar represented a huge leap in technology from previous offerings. Featuring a 64-bit architecture, the Jaguar had great potential, but its power was difficult to tap. Even then, many great games were released and the Jaguar has an avid fan base today.

Dedicated Systems

1,397 topics, 22,490 replies
  1. AtGames Flashback and Portable Consoles

Before Atari produced the famous 2600, they created many standalone consoles such as Pong, Speedway, and Stunt Cycle. Recently, Atari has been creating new dedicated consoles, such as the Atari Flashback.

Atari 8-Bit Computers

21,021 topics, 383,446 replies
  1. Atari 5200 / 8-bit Programming,
  2. 8-bit High Score Club,
  3. RespeQt SIO2PC Software

Atari's original 8-bit computer line, featuring the Atari 400, 800, XL, and XE series of computers. Powerful and well-engineered, the Atari 8-bit computers are still popular with fans today!

Atari ST/TT/Falcon Computers

4,323 topics, 38,014 replies
  1. Atari ST/TT/Falcon Programming

Atari's next generation computer line, the Atari ST computers were based on the Motorola 68000 series chips, the same as the Macintosh at the time. The ST would also be followed by the TT and Falcon.

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Classic Gaming General

29,630 topics, 585,877 replies
  1. ColecoVision / Adam,
  2. Intellivision / Aquarius,
  3. Bally Arcade/Astrocade ,
  4. Odyssey 2 / Videopac,
  5. Sega Genesis,
  6. Vectrex,
  7. NES High Score Club,
  8. SMS High Score Club,
  9. TG-16/PC Engine High Score Club,
  10. 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Discussion of classic gaming consoles outside the Atari realm.

Classic Computing

8,228 topics, 150,877 replies
  1. Apple II Computers,
  2. TI-99/4A Computers,
  3. Commodore 8-bit Computers,
  4. Commodore Amiga,
  5. Tandy Computers

Use this forum to discuss the plethora of classic computers outside of Atari 8-bit offerings. These include the Apple II, Commodore 64/128, Amiga, TI 99/4a, MSX, TRS-80 and others.

Modern Gaming

15,061 topics, 256,622 replies
  1. Nintendo Switch,
  2. Microsoft Xbox One,
  3. Sony PlayStation 4,
  4. Microsoft Xbox 360,
  5. Sony Playstation 3,
  6. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems, including PC games and browser-based online games.


776 topics, 12,475 replies

Ever wondered about all those games that were announced but never released? Or games that have been discovered over the years that no one even knew existed? Or have you discovered a new prototype that no one's seen yet? Here's the place to talk about prototype games, led by Tempest of AtariProtos.com.

Arcade and Pinball

3,531 topics, 34,157 replies
  1. Arcade/MAME High Score Club

Many of us grew up pumping quarters into arcade games, and here's where you can discuss all your favorites. From Pong to Pinball to the latest arcade games, if it has a coin slot, then you're at the right place!


2,920 topics, 22,010 replies

Emulators allow you to experience classic games on modern PCs (and other devices!) Discuss the latest emulator developments and ask questions about emulation here!


3,419 topics, 23,697 replies

This forum is for discussion of hardware at a more technical level than you'll find in the other forums. If you have a hardware question you'd like to ask or have some interesting knowledge you'd like to share with others, post it here!

Gaming Publications and Websites

1,293 topics, 13,477 replies
  1. 2600 Connection Newsletter

This forum is for discussion of gaming related magazines, books, websites, and other publications.


393 topics, 3,989 replies

Internacional - Internazionale - Internationaal - Internasjonal - This forum is for discussion of classic and modern gaming in languages other than English.

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Show Us Your Collection!

660 topics, 9,357 replies

If you're a repeat visitor to AtariAge, it's likely you also collect classic games and systems. Here's your chance to show off to the rest of the community your collection!

Member Blogs

10,312 topics, 1 replies

As members update their Blogs, messages will be posted in this forum so you can more easily keep tabs on who's writing what!

High Score Clubs

177 topics, 2,103 replies
  1. 2600 High Score Club,
  2. 5200 High Score Club,
  3. 7800 High Score Club,
  4. Lynx High Score Club,
  5. Jaguar High Score Club,
  6. 8-bit High Score Club,
  7. NES High Score Club,
  8. SMS High Score Club,
  9. ColecoVision High Score Club,
  10. Intellivision High Score Club,
  11. Bally High Score Club,
  12. TG-16/PC Engine High Score Club,
  13. Arcade/MAME High Score Club

Participate in high score contests for your favorite systems!


61,008 topics, 355,335 replies
  1. Auction Central,
  2. Wanted

Please use these forums as a tool to buy, sell, and trade, as well as point out (and advertise your own) eBay auctions.

Poll of the Week

179 topics, 5,992 replies

Each week, Shawn will create a new poll for AtariAge members to vote on and discuss. Have an idea for a poll you'd like to see featured? Send Shawn a PM so he may consider it!


452 topics, 14,639 replies
  1. AtariAge Sponsored Contests,
  2. IntyBASIC Programming Contest 2015

These forums are for discussing and participating in contests started by AtariAge, contests run by forum members, and of course, the weekly High Score Contests!


1,206 topics, 17,602 replies
  1. 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo,
  2. Past Events

Use this forum to discuss gaming events of all types, including expos revolving around classic gaming, events catering to modern systems, arcade expos, and local gatherings of collectors getting together or a day of gaming.

User Groups

310 topics, 2,174 replies
  1. Northwest Classic Games Enthusiasts (NWCGE),
  2. New England Classic Gaming (NECG),
  3. Michigan Classic Gamers Group (MCGG)

This forum and its subforums are for classic gaming and computing user groups. Find people in your area who share your love of this hobby!

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Homebrew Discussion

1,473 topics, 38,116 replies
  1. Boulder Dash« Development Blog

Here you can talk about homebrew games that don't have their own forums allocated (which will be most of them). Have an idea for a game that you'd like to see someone program? Are you programming a game and want some feedback? Discuss it here!


625 topics, 5,845 replies
  1. Atari 2600 Programming,
  2. Atari 5200 / 8-bit Programming,
  3. Atari 7800 Programming,
  4. Atari Lynx Programming,
  5. Atari Jaguar Programming,
  6. ColecoVision Programming,
  7. Intellivision Programming,
  8. TI-99/4A Programming

The programming forums are technical discussions of programming various classic gaming consoles. The more popular consoles have their own dedicated programing forums, so please only use this forum for topics that fall outside of those forums.


1,654 topics, 18,848 replies
  1. Atari 2600 Hacks,
  2. Atari 5200 Hacks,
  3. Atari 7800 Hacks

A hack is an existing game that has somehow been modifed in terms of graphics, colors, sounds, and/or gameplay. If you've modified a game and would like to share it with others, or have an idea for a modification you'd like to see done to an existing game, you can discuss it here.

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Important site or forum-related announcements will be posted here. If you see a new announcement, please stop by to read it!

Web Site Comments

2,085 topics, 13,687 replies

Do you have suggestions for how AtariAge can be improved? Please post them here, as well as criticisms, and kudos about the web site!

Rarity Guide

727 topics, 7,338 replies

The AtariAge Rarity Guide is a living, breathing document! If you have feedback regarding rarity guide values and the database in general, please discuss it here!

Archived Forums

41 topics, 489 replies
  1. X-Port Emulation Development

Resting place for forums that have have run their course and are archived here for reference.

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