I'm new here, and I came to ask few questions to the mighty atari fans out there!
I'm from a scoring website https://www.video-games-records.com/home.html (which I highly recommend you if you want to show your scores on every atari systems, or more), and I was wondering what was the main differences between games that are in all these platforms (2600/5200/7800).
Let me explain you: when I propose a new game on the website, the game will be tidy with games from the same system (2600, jaguar...) but sometimes you can link some games when they are the same (for instance, games that are on PS3 and PS4 will be both add on the same platform, together).
So, I was wondering what was the differences between the games that are on 2600, 5200 and 7800, and especially, what are the differences in the SCORING itself?
For example, Joust or Ms-Pac Man both came on the 3 systems. Are they the exact same game? Or are they different?
What about the gaming itself, is it easier to score/play on a 7800 system or 5200 than on a 2600?
It's confusing, because you can play your 2600 games on the 7800.
To conclude, my major question is: are the games different? Does something change in the way of playing (with the controller for instance) ?
And if not, should I regroup both games (for instance Moon patrol) in 1, or add 2 on differents platforms?
Thanks for clarifying this, if you know more!
I have all these systems, but I can not fix my atari 7800, for a reason I ignore (even if I follow every tutorial out there to clean/repear it), and my atari 2600 is still functional.
Great to see so many still pationated guys here! Cheers!