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Video game console - Atari 2600

    Atari 2600 was one of the first video-gaming consoles using changeable modules with games so-called cartridges. Until then, the majority of consoles was dedicated and have built in one or more games without replacement options. The console was constructed by Joe DeCuir and Jay Miner during 1976, who later worked on the development of 8-bit Atari computers. The console went on sale in 1977 under the name Atari VCS (Video Computer System). In the eighties, it was renamed to Atari 2600 and stayed on the market until the early nineties of the 20th century. Until today, the console still belongs to the best-selling video game systems ever.
    Its hardware was fairly simple. As the CPU, processor MOS 6507 from MOS Technology company was used. This processor is stripped-down version of the 6502. It had 128 bytes of RAM memory, which was integrated in the chip RIOT (MOS6532). The graphics and sound were contolled by chip TIA. As a controller 8 directional digital joysticks with one trigger, paddle and trackball numeric keypad with 12 keys were used.
    The consoles were manufactured separately in version NTSC, PAL and SECAM. Games from individual regions were not compatible and if were used in the console from another region, the colors were displayed badly. Cartridges (modules) with games contained mostly ROM memory of 2 or 4 kilobytes. Later games were up to 32 kb in size. System of cartridges at the time was not encrypted, which allowed third companies to easily develop and sell their games. The most famous example of such producer was Activision company. Thanks to zero encryption, the library of games for the Atari 2600 has more than 1,000 titles.
    The initial price of game consoles in 1977 was set at 199 dollars and was supplied with two joysticks and game cartridges with Combat game. Almost immediately it noticed phenomenal success, and in 1979 these consoles were sold over a million copies, in 1980 two million and in 1982 even eight million. In 1985, an improved version of the console unofficially known as the Atari 2600 Jr. was released. This new variant was smaller and was sold for only $ 50. Its development was a result of the commercial failure of the Atari 5200 console (released in 1982), which should replace the popular 2600 version.
    Since today, Atari 2600 is for many people unforgettable symbol of its time. There are still a lot of fans producing new games, despite the fact that in 2007 the Atari 2600, celebrated his incredible 30th birthday.

Alphabetical list of the games for Atari 2600 hosted at RetroGames.cz:

Name Released Number of hits User rating
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe 1980 22652x 62%
Acid Drop 1992 4191x 48%
Adventure 1980 79599x 69%
Adventures of TRON 1982 23977x 64%
Air Raiders 1982 27907x 69%
Air-Sea Battle 1977 24973x 67%
Airlock 1982 4404x 55%
Alien 1982 16801x 73%
Amidar 1983 20928x 67%
Armor Battle 1979 1127x 43%
Artillery Duel 1983 19930x 50%
Assault 1983 15193x 44%
Asteroids 1979 39735x 71%
Astrosmash 1981 566x 40%
Atlantis 1982 16535x 71%
BMX Air Master 1989 15439x 72%
Bachelor Party 1983 2972x 38%
Backgammon 1979 12641x 56%
Bank Heist 1983 15939x 67%
Barnstorming 1982 13620x 61%
Basic Math 1977 12504x 60%
Basketball 1978 23207x 74%
Battlezone 1980 26203x 70%
Beamrider 1983 15151x 72%
Beany Bopper 1982 6783x 78%
Beat ’Em & Eat ’Em 1982 34975x 52%
Bermuda Triangle 1982 687x 30%
Berzerk 1982 26371x 83%
Blackjack 1977 8880x 63%
Blueprint 1982 3614x 47%
Bobby is Going Home 1983 16679x 83%
Boing! 1983 3305x 70%
Bowling 1979 16138x 64%
Boxing 1980 41059x 69%
Breakout 1978 50260x 60%
Bridge 1980 6717x 45%
Buck Rogers 1982 3059x 45%
Bump ’N’ Jump 1982 14828x 78%
Bumper Bash 1983 5402x 53%
BurgerTime 1982 13572x 65%
Burning Desire 1982 10291x 53%
California Games 1987 10261x 58%
Canyon Bomber 1978 13701x 56%
Carnival 1982 17683x 76%
Casino 1978 11335x 46%
Centipede 1980 34596x 70%
Challenge 1980 2598x 70%
Checkers 1980 10793x 71%
Chopper Command 1982 16458x 63%
Circus Atari 1980 20064x 60%
CocoNuts 1982 6118x 50%
Combat 1977 29631x 72%
Combat Two 1982 10833x 72%
Commando 1985 9216x 73%
Commando Raid 1982 10747x 79%
Communist Mutants 1982 12866x 73%
Condor Attack 1983 10927x 69%
Congo Bongo 1983 10506x 70%
Cosmic Ark 1982 10102x 71%
Cosmic Commuter 1984 8558x 63%
Cosmic Swarm 1982 6120x 38%
Crackpots 1983 11120x 77%
Crazy Climber 1980 5612x 63%
Crossbow 1983 6819x 56%
Crystal Castles 1983 12737x 66%
Custer’s Revenge 1982 92655x 63%
Dark Cavern 1982 15670x 61%
Dark Chambers 1988 6214x 56%
Deadly Duck 1982 9303x 64%
Decathlon 1983 32271x 60%
Defender 1980 24051x 65%
Defender II 1981 14296x 76%
Demolition Herby 1982 6538x 42%
Demon Attack 1982 22653x 81%
Demons to Diamonds 1982 426x 64%
Desert Falcon 1987 2780x 70%
Dig Dug 1982 17542x 70%
Dishaster 1983 6224x 34%
Dodge ’Em 1980 20466x 58%
Dolphin 1983 8261x 70%
Donkey Kong 1981 38388x 66%
Donkey Kong Jr. 1982 17787x 70%
Double Dragon 1987 10791x 59%
Dragon Defender 1982 5563x 58%
DragonStomper 1982 13035x 63%
Dragonfire 1982 12564x 78%
Dragster 1980 20071x 70%
E.T. 1982 78927x 47%
Earth Dies Screaming 1983 1849x 57%
Eddy Langfinger 1983 7228x 54%
Edtris 2600 1995 3476x 46%
Elevator Action 1983 12086x 53%
Enduro 1983 50071x 70%
Entombed 1982 4677x 76%
Escape from the M... 1982 9449x 70%
Fantastic Voyage 1982 9300x 57%
Fast Eddie 1982 14264x 73%
Fast Food 1982 13856x 78%
Fatal Run 1989 11016x 70%
Fire Fighter 1982 11726x 68%
Fire Fly 1983 4840x 42%
Fireball 1982 984x 35%
Fishing Derby 1980 13436x 62%
Flag Capture 1978 7439x 65%
Flash Gordon 1983 6920x 63%
Football 1978 11631x 56%
Frankenstein’s Monster 1983 7294x 69%
Freeway 1981 17356x 78%
Frogger 1981 34273x 65%
Frogger 2 1984 12313x 72%
Frogs and Flies 1982 14733x 78%
Front Line 1982 9162x 69%
Frostbite 1983 31157x 73%
Galaxian 1979 66123x 69%
Gangster Alley 1982 10021x 60%
Gas Hog 1983 6094x 59%
General Re-Treat 1982 11079x 52%
Ghostbusters 1984 8162x 55%
Gigolo 1982 6024x 65%
Golf 1980 7335x 61%
Gopher 1982 10253x 70%
Gorf 1981 15958x 69%
Grand Prix 1982 16239x 65%
Gravitar 1982 8757x 66%
Gremlins 1984 2705x 70%
Gyruss 1983 7454x 62%
H.E.R.O. 1984 36865x 80%
Halloween 1983 4318x 69%
Hangman 1978 14456x 57%
Haunted House 1981 18685x 64%
Home Run 1978 4078x 59%
Human Cannonball 1978 11289x 59%
Ice Hockey 1981 14920x 70%
Ikari Warriors 1986 9893x 68%
International Soccer 1982 11489x 68%
James Bond 007 1983 601x 50%
Jawbreaker 1982 24984x 69%
Journey Escape 1982 1316x 56%
Joust 1982 16462x 67%
Jr. Pac-Man 1984 36774x 74%
Jungle Hunt 1983 39230x 74%
Kaboom! 1981 17551x 60%
Kangaroo 1983 21367x 62%
Karate 1982 15671x 56%
Keystone Kapers 1983 33691x 69%
King Kong 1982 27092x 61%
Klax 1989 7737x 75%
Knight on the Town 1982 2328x 48%
Krull 1983 4309x 19%
Kung-Fu Master 1984 12959x 78%
Lady Bug 1981 15657x 68%
Laser Blast 1981 10418x 64%
Laser Gates 1983 11356x 63%
Lock ’n’ Chase 1981 9501x 73%
Lost Luggage 1982 1697x 40%
M*A*S*H 1982 11429x 61%
M.A.D. 1982 2567x 52%
Mangia' 1983 2151x 55%
Mario Bros. 1983 36913x 61%
Master Builder 1983 9000x 73%
Masters of the Universe 1983 1706x 45%
Math Gran Prix 1982 2650x 65%
Maze Craze 1980 16281x 79%
Mega Force 1982 8204x 67%
Megamania 1982 41333x 79%
Midnight Magic 1984 14045x 78%
Millipede 1982 11449x 78%
Miner 2049er 1982 10484x 79%
Miner 2049er II 1983 5716x 53%
Miniature Golf 1979 8496x 69%
Missile Command 1981 24855x 70%
Missile Control 1983 2390x 58%
Montezuma’s Revenge 1984 96526x 65%
Moon Patrol 1982 28214x 74%
Motocross 1983 9542x 67%
Mountain King 1983 8586x 67%
Mouse Trap 1981 10378x 85%
Mr. Do! 1982 12353x 76%
Mr. Postman 1983 5543x 68%
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 18126x 78%
Name This Game 1982 11014x 59%
Nuts 1983 6237x 53%
Obelix 1983 4138x 51%
Oink! 1983 10373x 57%
Othello 1980 8859x 67%
Outlaw 1977 16838x 62%
Pac Kong 1983 16316x 55%
Pac-Man 1980 131641x 63%
Pelé’s Soccer 1980 14900x 58%
Pengo 1983 12588x 57%
Pepsi Invaders 1983 3054x 68%
Pete Rose Baseball 1988 11592x 77%
Phoenix 1980 33659x 70%
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns 1984 30380x 78%
Pitfall! 1982 161911x 76%
Planet Patrol 1982 9360x 73%
Plaque Attack 1983 13794x 69%
Polaris 1980 1060x 63%
Pole Position 1982 50156x 69%
Pooyan 1982 10531x 73%
Popeye 1982 15623x 77%
Pressure Cooker 1983 11897x 70%
Private Eye 1983 4744x 55%
Q*Bert’s Qubes 1983 8087x 51%
Q*bert 1982 13577x 66%
Racquetball 1981 8507x 58%
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1982 23746x 56%
Rampage 1986 10333x 60%
Reactor 1982 3726x 53%
RealSports Baseball 1982 747x 65%
RealSports Boxing 1987 33712x 65%
RealSports Soccer 1982 9438x 62%
RealSports Tennis 1983 6547x 48%
RealSports Volleyball 1982 10708x 78%
River Raid 1982 262880x 65%
River Raid II 1988 22052x 62%
Road Runner 1985 14011x 82%
Robin Hood 1983 6721x 70%
Robot Tank 1983 13616x 74%
Roc 'N Rope 1983 1067x 56%
Room of Doom 1982 9545x 75%
Save Mary 1990 13001x 62%
Save Our Ship 1983 7908x 58%
Sea Hawk 1982 12001x 66%
Seaquest 1983 38681x 74%
Secret Quest 1989 11946x 72%
Skeet Shoot 1981 3710x 48%
Skiing 1980 12420x 75%
Sky Diver 1978 8954x 73%
Sky Jinks 1982 8043x 72%
Sky Skipper 1983 1173x 70%
Slot Machine 1979 6168x 62%
Slot Racers 1978 6837x 73%
Smurf: Rescue ... 1982 17037x 72%
Sneak ’n Peek 1982 18266x 66%
Snoopy and the Red Baron 1983 12476x 78%
Solar Fox 1983 14703x 74%
Solaris 1986 12923x 69%
Sorcerer's Apprentice 1983 1447x 39%
Space Cavern 1982 18743x 48%
Space Invaders 1978 54705x 67%
Space Jockey 1982 6586x 67%
Space Shuttle 1983 5139x 47%
Space War 1978 11818x 63%
Spacechase 1981 1924x 70%
Spider Fighter 1982 13516x 76%
Spider-Man 1982 26013x 66%
Sprint Master 1988 9253x 62%
Spy Hunter 1983 12348x 81%
Squeeze Box 1982 6414x 69%
Stampede 1981 14071x 64%
Star Fox 1983 8289x 48%
Star Raiders 1982 13501x 54%
Star Ship 1977 6747x 73%
Star Voyager 1982 2978x 35%
Star Wars: Jedi Arena 1983 3202x 34%
Star Wars: Return of ... 1983 11195x 66%
Star Wars: The Arcade ... 1983 19083x 64%
Star Wars: The Empire ... 1982 18378x 63%
Starmaster 1982 10928x 68%
Steeplechase 1975 4882x 52%
Stellar Track 1981 2767x 74%
Strategy X 1981 10598x 83%
Sub Scan 1982 11921x 59%
Subterranea 1983 8796x 68%
Super Breakout 1979 28798x 58%
Super Challenge Baseball 1982 7549x 55%
Super Challenge Football 1982 7790x 51%
Super Cobra 1981 14057x 56%
Superman 1978 21365x 85%
Surround 1977 13342x 72%
SwordQuest: EarthWorld 1982 10659x 75%
SwordQuest: FireWorld 1982 7929x 64%
SwordQuest: WaterWorld 1983 7623x 47%
TRON: Deadly Discs 1982 12607x 74%
Tanks But No Tanks 1982 16561x 59%
Tapper 1984 19608x 73%
Taz 1983 12870x 59%
Tennis 1981 20816x 63%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1983 18492x 69%
The Official Frogger 1984 16129x 76%
Thunderground 1983 9472x 69%
Time Pilot 1982 9167x 70%
Tom Boy 1982 15623x 71%
Tomcat: The F-14 ... 1988 2357x 57%
Towering Inferno 1982 6103x 60%
Track & Field 1984 9231x 60%
Trick Shot 1982 9989x 69%
Tunnel Runner 1983 12380x 80%
Turmoil 1982 10867x 62%
Universal Chaos 1983 9833x 58%
Vanguard 1982 16049x 70%
Venture 1981 8619x 60%
Video Checkers 1980 8132x 60%
Video Chess 1979 10173x 62%
Video Olympics 1977 7298x 65%
Video Pinball 1980 16183x 60%
Wabbit 1982 9423x 60%
Walker 1983 5584x 37%
Wall-Defender 1983 6674x 54%
Warlords 1981 16511x 67%
Winter Games 1985 17224x 65%
Wizard of Wor 1980 6795x 64%
Worm War I 1982 11320x 78%
X-Man 1983 47602x 57%
Xenophobe 1988 8104x 62%
Xevious 1982 9232x 59%
Yars’ Revenge 1981 17364x 76%
Z-Tack 1983 2453x 51%
Zaxxon 1982 15095x 65%

All information in this article are taken from the servers: http://www.wikipedia.org/, http://www.root.cz/ and http://www.atariportal.cz/.


Atari 2600 four-switch 'wood veneer' version, dating from 1980–82
 

Technical data:
Manufacturer: Atari, Inc.
Generation: second
Retail availability: September 1977 (USA)
January 1978 (Europe)
October 1983 (Japan)
Discontinued: January 1992
Units sold: 30 million (As of 2004)
Media: ROM cartridge, Tape
Processor (CPU): MOS 6507 @ 1,19 MHz
Screen resolution: 192 x 160
Colors: 128 (max 4 per line)
Controller input: Joystick
Paddles
Driving Controller
Trak-Ball
Keypad
Manual: Atari_2600.pdf
Best-selling game: Pac-Man (7 million)
Predecessor: Atari Pong (1972)
Successor: Atari 5200 (1982)

 

Most popular games:

Atari 2600: Pac-Man Pac-Man

Atari 2600: River Raid River Raid

Atari 2600: Pitfall! Pitfall!

Atari 2600: Keystone Kapers Keystone Kapers

Atari 2600: Enduro Enduro

Atari 2600: Galaxian Galaxian

Atari 2600: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Atari 2600: Frostbite Frostbite

Atari 2600: Frogger Frogger

Atari 2600: Adventure Adventure

Atari 2600: Megamania Megamania

Atari 2600: Berzerk Berzerk

Atari 2600: Montezuma's Revenge Montezuma's Revenge

Atari 2600: Pole Position Pole Position

Atari 2600: Jungle Hunt Jungle Hunt

Atari 2600: Space Invaders Space Invaders

Atari 2600: Seaquest Seaquest

Atari 2600: H.E.R.O. H.E.R.O.

Atari 2600: Boxing Boxing

Atari 2600: Asteroids Asteroids

Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge Custer's Revenge

Atari 2600: Breakout Breakout


 

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