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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2014, 19:07:15 PM »
I think clutter was what they had in mind when they did that. 

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #91 on: April 08, 2014, 19:40:20 PM »
Yet more Atari 8-bit conversions:

[size=140]Deluxe Invaders
Pool
Tutankham
Laser Hawk
Ducks Ahoy[/size]

[align=center:2c55y25u]Laser Hawk for the Atari 8-bit family[/align:2c55y25u]

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2014, 21:11:05 PM »
Excellent stuff!

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 05, 2014, 02:03:13 AM »

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #94 on: June 05, 2014, 11:30:35 AM »
just bought a 5200 and waiting for shipping..... there are 15 cartridges delivered with it. Seems one joystick is broken but it requires a mod anyway as it can't be handled from power supply and tv connector in europe.

Main interest are the joysticks (dreaming of modded joysticks for the 5200 as there is a real delivery gap for it) and of course the RGB mod allowing to play NTSC games on PAL tv-sets without a dedicated NTSC tv set. Stereo and Surround would be as easy as on Atari XEGS I'll bet. The brezel plate is screwed up as I saw which also requires some repair or repro steps...... and the housings must be polished and refurbished.... wish I have a 48 hours day  :43:

After 30 years I own a 5200! Can't believe it the first time I saw it was in the Atari club magazine as an announcement to replace the Atari 2600. Then it was dropped and we saw the Atari 600xl as "successor" within the next Atari club magazine release.
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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2014, 21:32:41 PM »

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2014, 22:02:19 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"

Eh, this video sucks!!!   <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/112.gif" alt=":112:" title="112" />

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #97 on: August 05, 2014, 21:15:19 PM »

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #98 on: August 07, 2014, 08:34:29 AM »
as the A5200 is only NTSC and only spreaded outside of europe, would an "european" version (of course still NTSC inside) a valuable product? It is not a big task changing the video output to support PAL directly - today modern video processors having this feature intergrated for free. Demand?
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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2015, 19:23:39 PM »
Here is Metal Jesus' review of the "mighty" Atari 5200! 

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2017, 03:59:55 AM »
Great video. I really don't know that much about the 5200 but it looks pretty good.

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2017, 13:53:14 PM »
It's a cool system.  It has a lot of good titles.  In fact, it is impressive to see how many good games it has and some of the arcade ports on it are unique and not available in other Atari consoles. 

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2017, 06:20:16 AM »
I've probably replied on here somewhere before, but the Atari 5200 was the first home game console I owned.

My favorite parts of the system are:

-Good selection of arcade port titles of which most are very good, and most importantly fun games to play. Especially good ones in my opinion are: Pac-Man, Ms Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Centipede, Mario Bros (better than the NES version - I really like Mario Bros and just feel offended playing the NES version as I felt it was done so poorly and the box art even mistakenly uses Super Mario graphics), Moon Patrol, Frogger, Defender, Robotron etc... I used to play Centipede by myself over and over again for hours, and Pac-Man with others for hours.
-I liked the silver/chrome styling on the console, games, and advertisements, and the way the edge connectors were covered on the cartridges.
-The joystick storage was nice.

Yes, even both of my joysticks did stop working back then. We took them apart and temporarily fixed them for a while.

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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #104 on: July 27, 2017, 23:08:53 PM »
There's a Mario Bros Arcade version that has been made available (as a download) for the 5200 and it looks very nice.  The updates to the graphics and sounds make the game even better!

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