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Poll: What is your favorite Atari Home Console? (180 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite Atari Home Console?

  1. Atari 2600 (80 votes [44.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

  2. Atari 5200 (22 votes [12.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.22%

  3. Atari 7800 (38 votes [21.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.11%

  4. Atari Jaguar (12 votes [6.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  5. Atari Lynx (10 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  6. Atari XE(GS) (14 votes [7.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.78%

  7. Other (please specify) (4 votes [2.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.22%

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#1 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 5:01 PM

So what is your favorite home console from Atari?



#2 Rhomaios OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 5:27 PM

7800, because it can play both 7800 and 2600 games.



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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 5:35 PM

Mine used to be the 7800 also for the same reason, but like the cartridge slot, look and overall "feel" of the 2600 better.



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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 6:01 PM

5200

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 6:05 PM

I like the 2600, 5200, 7800, and XEGS, but in my heart of hearts, my favorite is probably the 2600.



#6 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 6:24 PM

I added a couple more choices to the poll which made me reset the votes so you get to vote again :)



#7 Algus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 6:49 PM

7800 for sure.   



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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 10:01 PM

5200, because it has neat games even if the controller is terrible.  Plus the added bonus of 2600 games with an adaptor.



#9 BillyHW OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 10:28 PM

7800, because it can play both 7800 and 2600 games.

 

Lynx, because it can play Lynx games.



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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 11:05 PM

2600, Seaquest is the best :D

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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 12:37 AM

7800 for same reasons as others said

plays both and with all the homebrews out and coming gotta have both options



#12 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 8:27 AM

I voted 5200 because that's the Atari console which means the most to me and is my sentimental favorite.

 

But the 2600 is the one which is my playtime favorite because there are so many games and so many favorite games.

 

And the 7800 is the convenience favorite.  The default 7800 library isn't that great or wide ranging, but the additional 2600 compatibility makes it preferable to keep hooked up compared to a VCS.  Plus, the controller ports and difficulty switches on the front are so much more accessible than a standard Woody 2600.  Then there are the modern homebrews which simply shouldn't be missed.



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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 8:29 AM

I voted 5200 because that's the Atari console which means the most to me and is my sentimental favorite.
 
But the 2600 is the one which is my playtime favorite because there are so many games and so many favorite games.
 
And the 7800 is the convenience favorite.  The default 7800 library isn't that great or wide ranging, but the additional 2600 compatibility makes it preferable to keep hooked up compared to a VCS.  Plus, the controller ports and difficulty switches on the front are so much more accessible than a standard Woody 2600.  Then there are the modern homebrews which simply shouldn't be missed.


Well spoken, My thoughts exactly and why I voted 5200 as well!

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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 8:36 AM

7800, because it can play both 7800 and 2600 games.

 

This and because the 7800 games are better.



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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 8:47 AM

My favorite has changed over time and probably will again. Right now, I am so into 7800 because it has the 2600 compatability with the chance for some better new games. I still hope the concerto cart comes out soon. I think that would really be a boost for 7800.

Edited by SIO2, Wed Feb 4, 2015 8:48 AM.


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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 9:08 AM

7800 for sure



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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2015 11:56 PM

The 2600 because that is what was under the Christmas tree in 1978 when i was a wee lad. It is still the greatest Christmas gift I have ever received.

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Posted Thu Feb 5, 2015 12:42 PM

The VCS, YEAH!! I can program it myself with a computer, an sdcard, and a Harmony cart!  I really love the SEGA titles for the system, and so many other games that landed over the years that just didn't seem possible! Games like Rampage, Spy Hunter, Double Dragon (7800 version is just AWESOME!), Kung Fu Master, Commando, Ghostbusters, Tapper, 4K Pac-man and other homebrew-to-legend games like Princess Rescue make it a sweet system even for today!! A couple of games were considerably better than the Arcade counterparts for the day, like Asteroids (although we called it A$$-turd-roids!!)!  People thinks it sucks, but they forget that the first batches of games were limited by expensive silicon and were trapped in 2K and 4K land where programmers couldn't really express too greatly the true abilities of the hardware! It wasn't until much later that the 1 MEG for $1000 mark was reached, in the time of Atari as home computer only!  Imagine hearing that you had to fit something like Frogger or Zaxxon into as little as 4K or 2K because of the expense of the chip!  But, they DID IT!!

 

I love programming games for my Atari systems!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



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Posted Thu Feb 5, 2015 12:49 PM

I've thought about this a bit but haven't been able to single one system out as a favorite  :D



#20 Papa OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 5, 2015 1:11 PM

I agree with most that the 5200 is cool and all, but it really does just port 400/800 games! The computers let you use standard return-to-center joysticks and you can program on them! The XEGS may as well be a SUPER-5200 that doesn't play 5200 carts! This would be for a different topic, but how many 5200 games didn't come out originally on the 400/800/XL/XE systems?  They even ported Gremlins!!  I loved my 5200 for the handful of days the controllers worked and then I felt like the refurbished-5200-controller market was just waiting for those hardcore 5200 addicts.  I would personally pick an XEGS with the keyboard upgrade (unlocks the built in basic) over a 5200.  Heck, the XEGS even hooks up to an RCA in on your tv without mods!!  I really like the 5200, but it is just a 400/800 port system at heart.

 

ahem..2600 YEAH!!! :dunce:


Edited by Papa, Thu Feb 5, 2015 1:14 PM.


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Posted Thu Feb 5, 2015 1:29 PM

I only chose this one because it's the only Atari gaming unit I ever had (back in the day).  



#22 nosweargamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 5, 2015 1:59 PM

I suppose I ought to vote for the 7800 ;)

 

Besides, it plays the great 2600 library along with a limited, but cool 7800 library and it's one of the best looking consoles of all time.



#23 Trinity OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 6, 2015 5:14 AM

2600 :)  Because it was the best Christmas present ever! Received mine in 1980. And it still works great to this day. :)



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Posted Fri Feb 6, 2015 7:54 AM

I love the 5200 and have since I got mine in 1982, but if I had to keep only one of my Atari consoles, I would keep the 2600. There are a ton more games for it with more coming out all the time.

 

(As for the XEGS, I have plenty of Atari 8-bit computers, so it's never been a favorite of mine when it comes to consoles.)



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Posted Fri Feb 6, 2015 2:42 PM

Jaguar. Because I did the math.. 

 

Also have a soft spot for my 7800






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