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Atari 5200 System

Atari 5200 System
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Comes with One Controller, RF Unit, and AC Adaptor.

Atari 5200 SuperSystem, or simply the Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari as a replacement for the famous Atari 2600. The 5200 was created to compete with the Mattel Intellivision, but wound up more directly competing with the ColecoVision shortly after its release. A number of design flaws had a serious impact on usability, and the system is generally considered a failure. The 5200 was heavily based on Atari's existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical. However, a number of issues (aside from the lack of a keyboard) meant that software was not directly compatible between the two systems.
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controllers by Werner Domroese 21 Jul 2009
Apart from the quickly breaking down aspect of the controllers, didn't these controllers have some form of analog control or touch sensitive stuff? I don't have a 5200 nor its controllers but I remember reading about it somewhere.


Worst Controller by Ralph Tribl 21 Jul 2009
This system was released with the worst controllers ever made. They became very faulty and the controllers are still going through design revisions-mainly in the fire/start/reset/pause buttons. The contact buttons were easily coroded.
One thing about this system is that there are more floating prototypes and demos out than released games.
So those demo and protos are REAL collectibles. You can order a multi-cart that has all games on it-released and demo/prototypes.


the best games by BARBARA RHODES 11 Jun 2008
the best games i played on atari was space invaders we had a lot of fun with this and kept us all busy what a fun game. is there any one out there that can find the connetion that plugs into the system


lowest serial number by Eric Hartman 11 Jun 2008
What is the lowest serial number assigned for the 5200 system? I own 0002884. Just wondering