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Atari 2600

29,446 topics, 434,683 replies
  1. Atari 2600 Programming,
  2. 2600 High Score Club,
  3. Harmony Cartridge,
  4. 2600 Game Descriptions

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

4,060 topics, 54,018 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

4,569 topics, 80,957 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

2,718 topics, 31,039 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

6,072 topics, 109,244 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

1,158 topics, 16,286 replies
  1. Atari Flashback 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

15,691 topics, 267,357 replies
  1. Atari 5200 / 8-bit Programming,
  2. 8-bit High Score Club

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 Computers

3,313 topics, 28,321 replies

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 Falcon and TT.

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Classic Gaming General

22,731 topics, 380,005 replies
  1. ColecoVision / Adam,
  2. Intellivision / Aquarius,
  3. X-Port Emulation Development,
  4. NES High Score Club,
  5. SMS High Score Club,
  6. Sega Genesis

Discussion of all the classic game systems and computers outside the Atari realm (since we have Atari-specific forums above), such as the Vectrex, Odyssey 2, Channel F, Sega Master System, and the list goes on...

Classic Computing

1,536 topics, 22,319 replies

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

13,784 topics, 212,006 replies
  1. Microsoft Xbox One,
  2. Sony PlayStation 4,
  3. Microsoft Xbox 360,
  4. Sony Playstation 3,
  5. Nintendo Wii

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


655 topics, 10,361 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 Coin-ops

2,950 topics, 28,939 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!


2,444 topics, 17,221 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!


2,856 topics, 19,510 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

1,151 topics, 8,597 replies
  1. 2600 Connection Newsletter

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


366 topics, 3,753 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!

463 topics, 6,452 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

8,008 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

137 topics, 1,811 replies
  1. 2600 High Score Club,
  2. 5200 High Score Club,
  3. 7800 High Score Club,
  4. Jaguar High Score Club,
  5. 8-bit High Score Club,
  6. NES High Score Club,
  7. SMS High Score Club,
  8. ColecoVision High Score Club,
  9. Intellivision High Score Club,
  10. Arcade/MAME High Score Club

Participate in high score contests for your favorite systems!


54,350 topics, 315,016 replies
  1. Auction Central,
  2. Wanted

if you're a collector (and most of us are!), you can 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

150 topics, 4,689 replies

Each week, Rhindle the Red 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 Rhindle a PM so he may consider it!


426 topics, 14,393 replies
  1. AtariAge Sponsored Contests

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!


1,001 topics, 14,593 replies
  1. 2014 Classic Gaming Expo,
  2. 2013 Portland Retro Gaming Expo,
  3. Classic Gaming Expo 2012

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

218 topics, 2,035 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

1,247 topics, 31,745 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!


2,148 topics, 41,021 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.


1,500 topics, 17,263 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

1,873 topics, 12,494 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

694 topics, 7,122 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!

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