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Atari Newspaper Ad (December 10, 1982)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Atari_2600_Ads 15 November 2017 · 504 views

This Atari newspaper ad was in the December 10, 1982 issue of the Pittsburgh Press. It was also in other newspapers on the same day.
 
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NOBODY BRIGHTENS UP YOUR CHRISTMAS LIKE ATARI
 
1. ATARI CHRISTMAS CALENDAR.
 
Buy an ATARI 2600 or 5200 Video Game System by December 31, 1982 and you'll get a special Atari calendar, free. It has colorful video game illustrations plus coupons worth up to $25 in discounts on Atari video game products, good through May 1983.
 
 
2. VANGUARD. PHOENIX. MS. PAC-MAN.
 
Three new giant arcade hits are heading for your home. Vanguard blasts in right after Christmas. Phoenix lands in January. And in February you can spend hours keeping Ms. PAC-MAN well fed.
 
 
3. NEW REALSPORTS.
 
These new sports games for the ATARI 2600 and 5200 look and play so real we call them RealSports. Baseball, Football, and Volleyball are here now. Basketball, Tennis, and Soccer are coming soon.
 
 
4. THE ATARI 5200 SUPER SYSTEM.
 
The world's most advanced video game system. With games that look, play, and sound just like the arcade version. Games like Centipede, Missile Command, Galaxian, and PAC-MAN that are available only from Atari. But hurry, quantities are limited.
 
 
5. NEW TRAK-BALL
 
Trak-ball, the same controller used in arcades, will soon be available for both ATARI 2600 and 5200 game systems. Bringing total arcade experience even closer to home.
 
 
6. ARCADE CLASSICS.
 
Atari brings the most popular arcade hits home. Berzerk. Defender. Missile Command. Space Invaders. Asteroids. PAC-MAN. And more to come. Like Galaxian and Dig Dug.
 
 
7. MORE ATARI ADVANTAGES.
 
Only Atari has over 1400 factory-authorized Service Centers, coast to coast. Plus genuine ATARI replacement parts like our new joystick repair kit, game system and cartridge storage units, even a carrying case so you can take the fun with you.
 
 
8. CHILDREN'S COMPUTER WORKSHOP.
 
Atari and Children's Computer Workshop are developing special educational/game cartridges for kids 3-7. There are mazes, matching, problem-solving, Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets that make learning fun, and a new controller designed specially for young children.
 
 
9. THE ATARI 800 HOME COMPUTER.
 
An advanced home computer system that now has 48K memory. Also available is a vast library of programs and peripherals like the ATARI Disk Drive, Printer, and Phone Modem.
 
 
10. THE ATARI 2600
 
The original. And still the world's most popular video game system. With over 50 ATARI games to test your imagination and skill.
 
 
11. MOVIE HITS.
 
Atari turns the biggest box office hits into video game hits. Like E.T., the video game that lets you help E.T. get home. Raiders of the Lost Ark, filled with challenge for Indiana Jones. And Superman. Each one only from Atari.
 
 
12. THE ATARI 400 HOME COMPUTER.
 
The perfect way to enter the computer age. Games. Education. Information. Programming. All in a computer that's easy to use and easy to buy.
 
 
 
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That's one drab monochrome text-heavy tree! I like the spirit of it, though. 

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Cool!

 

I just saw this.   Interesting, because I was probably very into ColecoVision by Dec. '82, but definitely I bought Vanguard, Phoenix and Ms. Pac-Man...So I guess I also supported my beloved 2600!

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