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Atari Video Computer System
The Atari VCS and 2600 was one of the most
popular home consoles ever produced. First released in 1978 it is also
one of the first. There are at least 800 games available many of which
were simpler versions of popular arcade games such Pac-Man, Space Invaders
and Defender.

Atari Video Computer System
VCS CX2600 1978
Atari VCS

The Original model has woodgrain and black plastic case. Six silver switches across the upper front panel. Bundled accessories include two CX40 joysticks, one CX30 paddle controller, AC adapter, TV switch and a CX2601 Combat game cart.
Atari VCS Specifications
CPU
6507, 1.19 MHz
MEMORY
RAM: 128 Bytes, in VLSI
ROM: 4K max
GRAPHICS Stella, a custom graphics chip that controlled the synchronization to the TV and all other video processing tasks
Graphics Clock: 1.19 MHz
STORAGE Carts
NOTES 2 Joystick ports.
Other Atari Models
Sears TeleGames Video  
Sears Arcade Atari
Same as above except some external cosmetic differences (the "difficulty" switches are labeled "skill level", switch panel is silver instead of black, woodgrain pattern is slightly different. Also Labled Sears Telegames.
2600 1982
officially uses the name "2600" for the first time to help differentiate it from the newly introduced 5200 Super System. The 2600 is primarily black with no woodgrain, and otherwise looks like the VCS
Atari 2600 Jr 1986
Entirely new model of the 2600, Black wedge-shaped enclosure, with push button switches and LEDs on top panel. Internally very different from other 2600 models, but still uses the same basic chipset.
2600 Jr 19??
All-black version of the Atari 2600 Jr
Atari 2600 Jr
 
Atari Junior
A white version of the Atari Jr. Its also possible to get some games on white carts but I have never seen PAL ones in white.
ATARI VCS / 2600 GAMES
Atari Space Invaders
Atari Space Invaders
Atari Pacman
Atari PacMan
Atari VCS QBERT
Qbert
Atari VCS Spiderman
SpiderMan
Games came in cardboard boxes with the cart held in place with a card inset. Atari Adventure shown.
ATARI ACCESSORIES
Video Touch Pad
Atari Video Touch Pad for Star Raiders.
Atari Trackball
Track ball, all black with wedge shaped fire buttons.
Atari VCS Paddles
The Paddle conroller allowed for differnt gameplay in games such as breakout. Two paddles connected to one connector to allow up to 4 to be plugged in. 'Driving paddles' (pictured) were required for some games such as Indy 500.
Atari MindLink
Mind Link!
atari Joystick
The standard Atari CX40 Joystick, part of the Atari's success must be attributed to the joystick design which was very sturdy and well suited to playing games such as Pac-man,
Remote Control Atari
Remote control joysticks
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