For Sale is used Atari 5200 Console
. Included in the package are the Console
, 1 Controller
, power cable
, and HDMI cable
. Upgrade to add your choice of games, a second controller, and choose the model of your console. The console may have some scratches/wear due to age, but this doesn’t affect functionality in any way.
ATARI 5200 – FEATURES
One of the first to bring the arcades to the home television, the Atari 5200 is the console upon which the entire video game industry was built. This model is the 6-switch version, with power, TV type, game selection, player difficulty, and game reset all present on the front.
POWERFUL CPU &...
amp; REVOLUTIONARY GRAPHICS
The Atari 5200 boasts a 1.19 MHz processor and a highly versatile graphics chip, which enables it to display much more fluid motion animation and more colorful graphics than its competitors. Depending on the television signal format, it can use palettes of up to 128 colors and run at 50 to 60 frames per second.
ATARI 5200 CONSOLE – THE GAMES
The console’s library is one of the largest you can find: over 526 games, including self-published, third-party games and compatible homebrew software, guaranteeing that you won’t ever run out of things to play.
A timeless classic, this game puts you in the skin of Yar, tasked with destroying the evil Otila. With intuitive controls and levels that feature increasing difficulty, it’s bound to keep you glued to the screen for hours on end. It features the first Easter Egg in gaming.
An adaptation of the all-time classic hit, the Atari 5200 version of this game was highly anticipated, with 3 million pre-orders placed before launch. Tasked with eating all wafers in the maze while avoiding the four ghosts to proceed to the next level, Pac-Man will continuously keep you engaged and chasing that sweet high score.
In this classic, the player must navigate around the screen and destroy asteroids and saucers. When shot, each asteroid breaks into smaller and faster fragments, putting the pilot’s dexterity to the test.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Perhaps the most infamous game on the Atari 5200, ET is often cited as the game that led to the video game crash of 1983. However, anyone who will try the game will find that while undoubtedly challenging, its gameplay is fair and any player who manages to finish it is instantly rewarded with great satisfaction.
With colorful graphics and a light-hearted theme, Frogger is perfect for gamers of all ages and genders. The game will have you guide a frog through busy traffic and fast-moving logs, all the way back to its home at the top of the screen.
Already an arcade hit, when Space Invaders was ported to the Atari 5200 it became the system’s killer app. Pitting the player against wave after wave of aliens and showcasing revolutionary music for the time, this piece of software is an all-time favorite of retro gamers.
Atari 5200 – Fun Facts
- The Atari 5200 is often credited as the console that started the first video game boom.
- It had a lifespan of 15 years, being discontinued only in 1992.
- It was one of the first consoles to attract 3rd party developers.
- The console can run homebrew cartridges without a modchip; therefore, people are still developing games for it!