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Atari 2600

Atari 2600

Welcome to the Atari 2600 section here at the Japanese Retro Video Games shop. We stock a large selection of games, accessories and systems. The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The first game console to use this format was the Fairchild Channel F; however, the Atari 2600 receives credit for making the plug-in concept popular among the game-playing public. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600", after the unit's Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game—initially Combat and later Pac-Man. The Atari 2600 was wildly successful, and during much of the 1980s, "Atari" was a synonym for this model in mainstream media and, by extension, for video games in general.

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  1. Dragster ( Atari 2600 )

    Dragster ( Atari 2600 )

    £9.00

    Dragster is a drag racing simulation for one or two players. The object of the game is to be the first car to race across the screen in the two player game, or to race across the screen in the shortest possible time in a one player game. The joystick acts as both the gas peddle and clutch; you have the ability to shift from first through fourth, but be careful not to shift too soon because you can't downshift! You must also be careful not to rev your engine too much, or you'll blow your engine and be out of the race. There are two game variations included; in the simpler game, you just need to drive straight to reach the goal. In the advanced variation, you also have the ability to steer and need to keep your car driving straight between the bleachers and road divider. Learn More
  2. Video Pinball  ( Atari 2600 )

    Video Pinball ( Atari 2600 )

    £8.00

    Published by
    Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    Developed by
    Atari, Inc.
    Released
    1980

    Platform
    Atari 2600
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  3. Fishing Derby  ( Atari 2600 )

    Fishing Derby ( Atari 2600 )

    £10.00

    Out of stock

    Published by
    Activision, Inc.
    Developed by
    Activision, Inc.
    Released
    1980

    Platform
    Atari 2600
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  4. Berzerk ( Atari 2600 )

    Berzerk ( Atari 2600 )

    £10.00

    Out of stock

    Published by
    Atari, Inc.
    Developed by
    Stern Electronics, Inc.
    Released
    1982
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  5. RealSports Volleyball

    RealSports Volleyball ( Atari 2600 )

    £10.00

    Published by
    Activision, Inc.
    Developed by
    Activision, Inc.
    Released
    1982

     

    Also For

    Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX

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  6. Demons to Diamonds ( Atari 2600 )

    Demons to Diamonds ( Atari 2600 )

    £7.00

    Published by
    Atari, Inc.
    Developed by
    Atari, Inc.
    Released
    1982

    Platform
    Atari 2600
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  7. Codebreaker ( Atari 2600)

    Codebreaker ( Atari 2600)

    £9.00

    Out of stock

    In Codebreaker your goal is to guess a 3 or 4 digit secret code which is generated by either the computer or another player. Depending on the difficulty setting, the player has either 8 or 12 guesses to figure out the code by entering in values with the keyboard controller. After each guess, the computer analyzes your input and displays results which indicate if you have a correct digit in the correct position, a correct digit in the wrong position, or no correct digits at all. Points are scored based on how many turns it takes to correctly identify the code. A second game variation called Nim is also included. In this game, two players take turns removing items from a stack. On each turn, a player must take at least one item from a stack, and the player who removes the last item from the screen wins. You can have the computer set up the stacks automatically or set them up manually, and a variation is included where the player who removes the last item from the screen loses rather than wins. SMALL TARE TOP RIGHT CORNER Learn More
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark ( Atari 2600 )

    Raiders of the Lost Ark ( Atari 2600 )

    £14.00

    Out of stock

    Published by
    Atari, Inc.
    Developed by
    Atari, Inc.
    Released
    1982

    Platform
    Atari 2600
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  9. Pitfall!  ( Atari 2600 )

    Pitfall! ( Atari 2600 )

    £10.00

    Out of stock

    Published by
    Activision, Inc.
    Developed by
    Activision, Inc.
    Released
    1982

     

    Also For

    Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX

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  10. Skiing  ( Atari 2600 )

    Skiing ( Atari 2600 )

    £10.00

    Out of stock

    In Skiing, your goal is to ski to the bottom of the mountain in the shortest time possible. The mountain is treacherous with plenty of trees and moguls in the way! There are two different modes of gameplay. In slalom mode, there are a series of gates you need to ski through; missing any will result in a penalty to your time. In downhill mode you just need to ski to the bottom as fast as possible. Each mode includes five different skill levels which affect the length of the course (and the number of gates in slalom mode.) Learn More

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