Atari 5200

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Title

Atari 5200

Creator

Atari, Inc.

Publisher

Atari, Inc.

Date Issued

1982

Format

Hardware (console)

Medium

Atari 5200

Language

English

Identifier

Model: CX5200

Description

The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a home video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc. as a higher-end complementary console 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's internal hardware is almost identical to that of Atari's 8-bit computers, although software is not directly compatible between the two systems. The 5200's controllers have an analog joystick and a numeric keypad along with start, pause, and reset buttons. The 360-degree non-centering joystick was touted as offering more control than the eight-way joystick controller offered with the Atari 2600.

Source: Wikipedia
Atari 5200 2-port
This is the revised version of the Atari 5200, and it only has 2 joystick ports. However, it uses a standard connection to your television that you can purchase for a few dollars at any electronics store. Unfortunately, it seems that some 2-port units are not compatible with Pitfall! and Mountain King. However, the 2-port systems are all compatible with the VCS adapter.

Source: AtariAge

Has Format

Box
1 power cord
1 RF switch
2 controllers
1 faux-leather console cover

Files

atari 5200.JPG
atari 5200 2.JPG
atari 5200 3.JPG
atari 5200 4.JPG

Collection

Citation

Atari, Inc., “Atari 5200,” Learning Games Initiative Research Archive (LGIRA), accessed December 14, 2018, http://lgira.mesmernet.org/items/show/6661.

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