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Atari 5200 SuperSystem

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Intro to the Atari 5200

Atari 5200 SuperSystem

Was I all grown up by 1982? I never had another Atari home console until the Jaguar came out. Life can do some pretty strange things to people. A decade later I'd be tracking down a 5200 of my own. I wound up with a 2-port, 4-port and a replacement board. That 8-bit wonder just kept getting better.

I discovered Best Electronics with a buddy and quickly became immersed in the 8-bit games I adored. Childhood was again upon me, but this time I had disposable income.

Atari 5200 - Technical Specifications

The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, or simply the Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc. as a replacement for the popular Atari 2600. The 5200 was created to compete with the Intellivision, but wound up more directly competing with the ColecoVision shortly after its release.

The 5200 was based on Atari Inc.'s existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical, although software was not directly compatible between the two systems. A number of design flaws had a serious impact on usability, and the system is generally considered to have performed poorly on the market.

Images of the Atari 5200 SuperSystem

Atari 5200 joystick in boxes
Atari 5200 joystick internal flex circuit
Atari 5200 SuperSystem: front view
Atari 5200 SuperSystem: side view

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Our List of Top 10 Atari 5200 Games

  1. Vanguard
  2. Moon Patrol
  3. Berzerk
  4. Galaxian
  5. Pac-Man
  6. Gorf
  7. Choplifter!
  8. Q*bert
  9. Rescue on Fractalus!
  10. Gyruss

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