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Subject: The Atari Poll

Written By: whistledog on 09/28/05 at 6:49 pm

Atari 2600 (Model 1)

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/2600.jpg

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Atari 2600 (Jr. Model / it functioned the exact same as the one above, just had a new sleeker look)

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/2600-jr.jpg

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Atari 5200

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/5200.jpg

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Atari 7800

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/7800.jpg

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Atari XE

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/xegs.jpg

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Atari Lynx

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/lynx2.jpg

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Atari Jaguar

http://www.rolentapress.com/rolenta/collection/atari/jaguar.jpg

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: JamieMcBain on 09/28/05 at 7:28 pm

Atari 5200

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: rip_jeans on 09/29/05 at 3:07 am

The Atari 2600 was the only one I had, so that's my obvious choice. A co-worker has one and let me borrowed it back in 1998. It sure brought back a lot of memories, especially when my brother came over and played it with me. :)

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Atari on 09/29/05 at 11:19 am

Other. I own two Atari arcade machines (Battlezone and Tempest), and have always preferred coinops over consoles.

I also have a couple of 1970s Atari machines, Tank and Breakout :)

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Skippy on 09/29/05 at 5:31 pm

The Atari ST(any version/model) followed by the the 2600, then the Jaguar.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: drewbru on 10/01/05 at 10:22 pm

Never owned an Atari, but a friend of mine had the 2600.  That joystick was murder on your hands!  Wouldn't be a bit surprised if scientists found out someday that that joystick was the root cause for all carpal tunnel syndrome cases  ::)

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Allie Fox on 10/03/05 at 11:17 am

2600

I have a four switch "Vader" system.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Southern Image on 10/03/05 at 11:56 am

Atari 2600

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: rich1981 on 10/04/05 at 1:23 am

Although I have experienced both Atari 2600's and the 7800, my personal favorite was the old 2600.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: deancamaro on 10/08/05 at 2:34 am

I used a lot of ATARÄ° 2600 Ilike only it but always I  angry with their joysticks and have broken them every time now Ihave got it only 2

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Skippy on 10/08/05 at 8:41 pm

  How many people realized that Sega Master System comtrollers worked in the Atari 2600? The 2600 controls also work in the Sega, but they're 1 button short.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/05 at 12:04 am


  How many people realized that Sega Master System comtrollers worked in the Atari 2600? The 2600 controls also work in the Sega, but they're 1 button short.


U can use both Sega Master System and Sega Genesis joysticks on the Atari, but it generally isn't a good idea as some of the games made for the Atari required a stick, such as Activision Decathlon, which required you to shake the joystick back and forth to make the athletes run  :)

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/09/05 at 2:15 am

I'm with the others on the 2600 model, I guess 'coz it's the one I remember best.

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Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Powerslave on 10/09/05 at 8:01 am

I only ever had the 2600, so my vote is for that!

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 11/22/07 at 10:51 am

I had the newer Atari 2600 and my brother had the first 2600.  Regardless, it's still Atari 2600.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Watcher29 on 11/23/07 at 6:41 am

2600 was the only one I ever had.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: johnny5alive on 11/23/07 at 8:18 pm

never had the atari!  i had the  "magnavoz oddessey II  :)

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: whistledog on 01/04/08 at 11:58 pm

I still have my original Atari 7800 that I got for Christmas in the 80s (when they'd just come out) and it still works perfectly.  At the time, I only had like 8 or so games.  I now have over 150 games 8)

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Midas on 01/08/08 at 2:20 pm

Atari 2600.  I still have our 6-switch faux woodgrain console originally purchased in 1980 and about a dozen or so games, but the TV/Game switch box has a wire that needs to be soldered.  I have the Stella emulator on my home computer and can play virtually any game that was available for the 2600.

The 5200 had better graphics but the controllers sucked.  I never played on the 7800; in the late 80's I purchased a NES.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: KKay on 01/08/08 at 2:32 pm

OLD SCHOOL!

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: snozberries on 01/12/08 at 6:24 pm

I went with the 2600. I had the 2600, 5200 and 7800 but the first was the best because it was new technology.
Once they started upgrading your expectations upgraded too.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Booberry on 01/12/08 at 9:43 pm


Other. I own two Atari arcade machines (Battlezone and Tempest), and have always preferred coinops over consoles.

I also have a couple of 1970s Atari machines, Tank and Breakout :)


Ahhh, Tempest was a truly awesome game. Consider yourself envied.

OT, I went with the 2600. Its the only Atari I ever owned.

Subject: Re: The Atari Poll

Written By: Davester on 01/17/08 at 12:22 am


  Tempest was fun in the arcade, but on the home system it must have sucked royally...

  I never had an Atari but went to a friend's house to get my fix.  Scored a 5200 for Christmas but it took a dump the first day... :\'(

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