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#3268076 cheapest model of 2600

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:18 PM

I'll also say a 4-switch woody/vader.  The Heavy Sixers will go for a lot of money usually, but you can always get a reasonable price on any of the 4-switch models.  Like Retrogamer said, the junior would probably be the most affordable, but definitely was made cheaper.  I should know; I've owned all variants of the 2600.


Also you can get a 7800 for backwards compatibillity and you can play both 7800 and 2600 games.

#2666735 Found a boxed 5200 at Pawn Shop

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:03 PM

i'm sure they were happy to get rid of! they would of said it was taking up valuable space :-D !! nice find!!

That's funny cause that's exactly what they said!

#2666214 Found a boxed 5200 at Pawn Shop

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:53 PM

Got a great find. A boxed 5200 2-port system with one controller and a Pac-Man cart with box! Paid only $45.

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#2409929 FB3...

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:24 PM

WELL, I just bought mine today, and played it. According to Wikipedia, it's not the 2600-on-a-chip technology that Legacy did with the FB2 and FB2+; instead AtGames opted to use a ARM-based processor which makes the games function slightly different (though not to the extreme of the Jaks Pacific or the first Flashback with the NES-on-a-chip). Plus if you planned on hacking it and adding a cart port, you can FORGET IT! It won't work. However, like the FB2, you can use the joysticks on an original 2600. My final analysis: it's ok, but I lean towards my FB2. While the FB3 has more games, the emulation is off IMHO. The FB2 is an actual Atari 2600, but the FB3 is an emulator inside a 2600-looking package. Plus the sounds on the games sounds higher than in their original versions.

#1607040 Heavy Sixer Serial Number Thread

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:13 PM

Just got one via Ebay. My # is 84822E.
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#1273708 Atari Video Checkers vs. Activision Checkers

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Mon Apr 9, 2007 9:57 AM

I only have Video Checkers from Atari, so I wouldn't know which is better. I think I'll try to seek out the Activision cart. :ponder:

#943554 The Atari 3200 System X

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan on Thu Oct 6, 2005 4:19 PM

Before the 5200 became a reality, there was this system titled the Atari 3200 System X. Just after the 2600 came out, Atari was already reaserching a more powerful system. First came this sytem called the System X, or the CX-3200. Atari also made a Sears counterpart called the Sears Super Arcade II (The Super Arcade I was Sears' version of the Intellivision). But programming games for this system proved to be too hard for the folks at Atari. So they decided to scrap this system and try something else. This time they would look towards making their 8-bit computer lines (the 400 and the 800 respectively) and converting them into a gaming system. They did away with the keyboard and gave it a streamlined wedge look, and initially named it the Atari Video System X, to separate it from the 3200. It was also called the P.A.M. (Personel Arcade Machine). This would later become the 5200 SuperSystem and you know the rest. :cool: