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Game cover Wabbit (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Rabbits running around stealing carrots. Therefore, you have to throw a rabbit eggs. You control a farmer at the bottom of the screen, which is throwing eggs on bunnies. The game ends when the rabb...

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Game cover Wall Ball (Atari 2600 - a2600)

The walls of ball games only the Atari 2600, which must be approved by Sports Illustrated. In fact it is a 3-D version of Atari's breakout, games like racquetball. Beat goals via racket (field ...

Screenshot - game Wall Ball (Atari 2600 - a2600)
Game cover Wall-Defender (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Aliens fly in all directions directly to the building in the middle in a kamikaze-like attempt to destroy it. Your job is to hunt the construction perimeter, shooting invaders. If the outer wall ta...

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Game cover Warlords (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Warlords - this action game developed and published by the Atari, which was released in 1981. The game Warlords will be able to fight up to 4 players.

Screenshot - game Warlords (Atari 2600 - a2600)
Game cover Warplock (Atari 2600 - a2600)

One evening, futuristic, while cruising in your space ship surrounded by the distant outer space, you will find that you are trapped in the space / time. While stuck in the unlikely event space pir...

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Game cover Wing War (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Wings of War is a rather unique game, which was only available in Europe, although it has been announced for the US market and just get a title that was not released in the US. Gameplay is a bit li...

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Game cover Wings (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Wings - this unreleased game developed electronics and Stuart Ross CBS programming. Wings is a dogfight simulation, which uses a control circuit with two joysticks. The first joystick controls the ...

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Game cover Winter Games (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Winter Games - is a sports video game developed by the company, launched in 1985, based on the sport in the Winter Olympics.

Winter Games is a series of seven exciting competitions. Up to...

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Game cover Wizard (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Wizard - is a video game created in 1980 for the Atari 2600 gaming system as Kris Krouford, though it was not released until 2005. ROM master takes 2K, last Atari 2600 games Atari Inc. programmed t...

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Game cover Wizard of Wor (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Wizard of Wor - it is action-oriented game for one or two players. The game takes the form of several intricate dungeons infested with monsters. Characters players called Worriors, have to kill all...

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Game cover Word Zapper (Atari 2600 - a2600)

A cross between a shooter and educational game in the word, the word for the Atari 2600 Zapper puts you at the controls of rotorcraft word Zapper, shoot lasers vehicle armed with a vertical and hor...

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Game cover Words Attack (Atari 2600 - a2600)

The attack plaque 1983 video game for the Atari 2600, which was made by Activision. On the motives of space invaders, the player has to prevent food from tooth decay in the human mouth. Stiv Kartra...

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Game cover Worm War I (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Worm War I is up shooter type game released in 1982 for the Atari 2600 20th Century Fox.

The game is similar to games such as Space Invaders, in which the player controls a tank firing on...

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Atari 2600 (a2600)

Manufacturer: Atari
Type: Game console
Generation: Second
Release date: October 14, 1977
Units sold: 40 million
Media: Cartridge
Bestseller: Space Invaders
Predecessor: Atari PONG
Follower: Atari 5200

CPU: 6507, Of 1.19 MHz 
RAM: 128 bytes, in VLSI 
ROM: 4K Max 
Video controller: Stella, a graphics chip that controls the sync with the TV and all other video processing tasks 
Frequency controller: 1.19 MHz 
Media: cartridges
Control: 2 joystick

Atari VCS, later called the Atari 2600, came Christmas 1977 and became the dominant game console of the late 1970s — early 1980s. It was the first successful console with games cartridges. In the 1980s in the United States, the word "Atari" was synonymous with "Atari 2600". The model is usually supplied with two joysticks or two paddle controllers and one game — first it was Combat, and then Pac-Man.

In 1975, Atari acquired a research company Cyan Engineering to develop game systems of new generation. For some time he conducted the work on creation of the prototype known as "Stella" (the name of the bike one of the engineers). In contrast to the systems of previous generations, contains several games programmed in the form of a set of logic elements, - Stella was a real CPU, which used a MOS Technology 6502 in a cost-reduced version, known as the 6507. He was associated with the chip memory and I / o MOS Technology 6532 as well as video and sound chip, TIA (Television Interface Adaptor) own design. In addition to these three chips, the first version contained one — chip standard CMOS buffer. Thus, the number of chips was very small and the construction cost was relatively low. In later versions of the console chip buffer was removed. First, the use of cartridge not expected, but seeing the likeness of the cartridge on another system, engineers realized that they can put games on cartridge, only adding to it the socket and packing.

In August 1976 Fairchild Semiconductor released their Video Entertainment System based on a microprocessor. Stella is not yet ready for production, but it becomes apparent that she needs to be released before will be a series of products in the style of "me too" — as happened after the release of PONG. Atari simply did not have enough money to quickly complete the development of the system, as sales of PONG have come to naught. In the end, Nolan Bushnell goes to Warner Communications and sells them for $ 28 million with the promise that Stella would be released as quickly as possible.

A key contribution to the success of the console was the hiring of Jay miner (Jay Miner), a developer of chips that managed to simplify the circuitry in such a way that TIA was placed in a single chip. After that, the system has been tested and was ready for release. At the time of release in 1977, the development costs of the console was about $ 100 million.