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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #105 on: April 28, 2018, 03:01:30 AM »
This is just too cool.  Had to share it!  I want one! 


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #106 on: July 29, 2018, 04:46:07 AM »
Here is a brand new review of the console fro ReplayRetro...


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #107 on: March 09, 2019, 03:07:31 AM »
Here is a pretty extensive video looking at the Atari 5200 and its titles...


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #108 on: August 09, 2019, 00:24:05 AM »
Since the 5200's lifespan was cut tragically short by the crash of 1984.  There are large number of unreleased prototypes that have been found.  This video looks at some of them.  Thankfully, some of these games have been completed by hombrew developers and have seen release.  Two of those games are Tempest and Xevious.


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2019, 02:12:29 AM »
No love for the 5200?  Here is a video looking at Parker Bros games for the 5200...


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #110 on: November 13, 2019, 21:41:14 PM »
Not much love for the 5200?  Here is a video that looks at some history of the system and ALL the games sold during it's commercial lifetime...


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2019, 03:55:15 AM »
Nice video to see all of the games. I'd his assessment of Centipede for the 5200 though. That game is excellent and because it uses the same audio chip as the arcade it sounds identical. It is pretty much every bit on par with the arcade but just a different format (horizontal vs vertical) layout. I'm very happy as an adult to finally be able to own the trackball controller I never had as a kid.


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Re: The Atari 5200 Discussion Thread
« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2019, 14:14:33 PM »
The 5200 Trak-Ball controller is awesome!  That was one of the first things I got once I purchased the console several years ago.

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