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Video Game Console Museum - 1984 - Atari 7800
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
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Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
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2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
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Atari 7800

The Atari 7800 was first released to a test market in 1984, then fully launched in 1986.

The console was developed by the General Computer Corporation for Atari. It had a customised 6502C processor and software was provided on removable cartridges. 

The 7800 was not all that successful due to the Nintendo NES which was already dominating the market at the time.

Atari 7800
Atari 7800

Games 

Some games for the 7800 include:

  • Asteroids by Atari
  • Commando by Capcom
  • Dig Dug by Atari
  • F18 Hornet by Absolute
  • Joust by Atari
  • Mario Bros.
  • Pole Position II by Namco
  • Winter Games by Atari



 
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