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Atari 7800




The Atari 7800 Video Game System

This System is the Choice of the Experts


The Atari 7800 System offers you an extensive library of games at a price half that of the competition.  Arcade classics, Thrilling action and adventure games.  And exciting sports hits.  And add to your 7800 game collection with the 7800's exclusive "super games" series which offers you the hottest titles from computer formats and arcades.  And remember, the Atari 7800 system plays all Atari 2600 games.  The Atari 7800 - The Choice of Experts

The Atari 7800 was released in 1986 to compete with the NES and the Sega Master System.  It was to late for the once powerful Atari Corp. The really cool thing about this system, is that it is compatible with all 2600 games.   The funny thing about all of these Atari systems is that they came out pretty close to one another.  This may account for the huge lull in video game sales back in the mid-'80s until the original Nintendo  came out.  An interesting story is that Nintendo came to Atari with their 8-bit Famicom system and the deal was botched at the last minute by Atari.  So instead of the Nintendo 8-bit from Atari, gamers were able to play games on the good, old 7800.  The 7800 was compatible with the 2600 (but not the 5200) which was the main reason why the 5200 didn't succeed.  Most of the games were similar to the NES but they didn't have as many colors and nothing really came close to Super Mario Bros.  After the video game crash at the end of '83 Atari was left to single-handedly compete with the NES in 1985.  Guess what happened.

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