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Romset and name:
a5200 Atari 5200
Short name:
Atari 5200
Manufacturer:
Atari
Year:
Genre:
Game Console
Category:
Game Console / Home Videogame
Serie:
-
Driver source:
atari/atari400.cpp
Language:
-
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players
Input:
Stick, Keypad
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
0
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
335x239@59.922748 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Atari C012294 POKEY, MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Atari C012294 POKEY, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mess 0.36b6 released on oct-10 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.249 released on oct-27 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Console published 40 years ago:

    Atari 5200 © 1982 Atari, Incorporated.

    The Atari 5200 was a video game console introduced as a higher end complementary console for the popular Atari 2600. It was based on Atari's existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical, although software was not directly compatible between the two systems.

    TRIVIA
    The Atari 5200 was introduced in 1982 and was actually designed to be a competitor to the Intellivision before ColecoVision entered the market. Developed under the name of PAM (Atari, at the time, typically named projects after well-endowed female employees), Atari considered releasing it with that moniker; PAM in this case an acronym for 'Personal Arcade Machine'.

    The Atari 5200 was also known as the 'Video System X' just prior to release.

    The Atari 5200 originally retailed for $269.95. For perspective, this amount would have been equal to $671.40 in 2016 US currency.

    The 5200 shared much of the architecture of the Atari 400/800 computers, but featured a different cartridge connector and completely different controllers. Non-centering analogue joysticks which offered a full 360 degrees of mobility, were both innovative and unreliable. Other controller features included a keypad, and a ahead-of-it's-time pause button. The Atari 5200 suffered from it's initial incompatibility with the VCS/2600 (an adapter was later released) and fierce competition from Coleco. When Warner Communications sold Atari Corp. to the Tramiels in 1984, they quickly removed it from the market.

    You can use an adapter to play 2600 games on the 5200.

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