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The History of the Atari 5200
« on: September 04, 2018, 00:16:36 AM »
This is a nice video from ReplayRetro looking at the Atari 5200 console.  The video goes into the history of the system and also does a bit of a review of the system and a couple of games.  Worth watching if you're interested in the system.

There's no denying that the Atari VCS left a huge mark on video game history and it's probably one of the most important consoles of all time, but with such a huge amount to live up to how could Atari ever follow it up? This is the story of the ill fated Atari 5200, a console doomed to live in the shadow of its predecessors success.

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Re: The History of the Atari 5200
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 00:11:28 AM »
I guess the first video wasn't of much interest.  Here is a different video looking at the history of the 5200...

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Re: The History of the Atari 5200
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 00:00:08 AM »
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Re: The History of the Atari 5200
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 19:20:49 PM »
Interesting view of the 5200. It is a really good system if given a fair chance. Never understood why the 5200 Pac Man included intermissions while the Atari computer port did not.

 

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