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Atari 7800 Label VariationsAtari 7800 Label Variations

This page displays all the different label variations produced for the Atari 7800. The only variations within any given company are those produced by Atari. Some cartridges were produced with a gray label, while others were produced with a nice, color label. And Pole Position II (which was included with the 7800) has a unique label all its own.
 
Absolute Entertainment
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StandardAbsolute cartridges for the 7800 are very similar to their 2600 counterparts. They come in Activision style carts with black labels. The game title is written in a stylized font, unique for each game. This same text is translated to the end label, although reduced in size to better fit. The Absolute Logo is also featured on the front of the label. One Absolute game, Tomcat F14, was actually produced with two different labels. Tomcat F14 can be found with a normal 7800 label as well as a 2600 label. If you have a 2600 Tomcat F14 in your collection, you should double check to make sure it's not the 7800 version! You can tell by looking at the edge of the cartridge where it plugs into the game system. The edge connector for 7800 games is wider than on 2600 carts.Click for More Info


Activision
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StandardActivision's two releases for the 7800 use their standard 2600 cartridge shells. Both cartridges have similar labels in that they're both white with single color printing. Double Dragon has black text and Rampage has blue text. Double Dragon is a rather boring looking cart, while Rampage is improved only by the fact that it shares the Rampage logo from the arcade game.Click for More Info


Atari
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ColorExcept for Pole Position II, all games Atari produced for the 7800 have a gray background. At the top of the label is the 7800 logo (generally in maroon). Under that is a color graphic unique to each game. Copyright text appears in black placed under the image. The end label is also gray, with the title text in maroon or black, followed by "ATARI 7800" in black text underneath the title in a smaller font. Some games also have the model number in black text on the end label.Click for More Info
PolePositionFor whatever reason, Pole Position II has a label that is unique to the 7800. It is a white label with black printing and the end label is black with white printing. This is a clear contrast to every other label produced by Atari for the 7800. Our guess is these cartridges were produced in 1984 when the 7800 was supposed to initially ship, and the rest of the cartridges for the 7800 were produced in 1986 when the 7800 did actually ship, giving Atari time to modify the label design.Click for More Info
GrayExcept for Pole Position II, all games Atari produced for the 7800 have a gray background. At the top of the label is the 7800 logo in black. Under that is a grayscale graphic unique to each game. Copyright text appears in black placed under the image. The end label is also gray, with the title text in black, followed by "ATARI 7800" also in black text underneath the title in a smaller font. Some games also have the model number in black text on the end label.Click for More Info


Froggo
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StandardFroggo only made two games for the Atari 7800, and unlike their 2600 efforts these are actually halfway decent original titles. Both cartridges have a white label reminiscent of their 2600 games. The text "7800" appears at the top of the cartridge, and the name of the game is displayed in a large typeface along with a graphic unique to the game. Copyright information is displayed in black text at the bottom of the cartridge. The end label contains Froggo's stylized name and logo (a frog sitting on a lilly pad).Click for More Info