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The Atari 2600 is a home video game console released on September 11, 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, which stood for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200 in 1982, the VCS was renamed to the “Atari 2600”, after the unit’s Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge, initially Combat, and later Pac-Man.

The CPU was the MOS Technology 6507, a cut-down version of the 6502, running at 1.19 MHz in the 2600. The 6507 included fewer memory address pins—13 instead of 16—and no external interrupts to fit into a smaller 28-pin package. Smaller packaging was, and still is, an important factor in overall system cost, and since memory was very expensive at the time, the 6507’s small 8 kB of maximum external memory space was not going to be used up anyway. In fact, memory was so expensive they could not imagine using up even 4 kB. The console has only 128 bytes of RAM for run-time data that includes the call stack and the state of the game world. There is no frame buffer, as the necessary RAM would have been too expensive.

In 1984, a new version of the 2600 was released. The new redesigned version of the 2600, unofficially referred to as the 2600 Jr., featured a smaller cost-reduced form factor with a modernized Atari 7800-like appearance. The redesigned 2600 was advertised as a budget gaming system (under US$50) that had the ability to run a large collection of classic games.

The Atari 2600 continued to sell in North America and Europe until 1991, and in Asia until the early 1990s. Its final Atari-licensed release was KLAX in 1990. In 2007 the Atari 2600 was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame, selling 40 million units in its lifetime, and the youngest toy to be inducted. The Atari 2600 was officially retired by Atari Corp. on January 1, 1992.

This is the collection of original hardware and software. None of this collection is for sale. If you have an item which is not on the list, please contact me and maybe we can trade. Donations are welcome too 🙂

Hardware:

ITEM COMPANY PACKAGING
2600 4-sw. darth vader PAL atari logo front Dutch stickers Atari boxed
2600 4-sw. darth vader PAL atari logo front German stickers Atari boxed
2600 6-sw. woodgrain PAL light 6er Atari boxed
2600 comp. 4-sw. darth vader PAL 128 games built in Arabic signs boxed
2600 comp. 4-sw. darth vader PAL 32 games built in Gracia boxed
2600 comp. 4-sw. darth vader PAL 5005 games built in Rambo loose
2600jr comp. Tv game Unknown loose
2600jr PAL black logo Atari loose
2600jr PAL EUR box, 1 cx-24 joystick, c1984 (larger box) Atari boxed
2600jr PAL EUR box arabic sticker, 1 cx-40 joystick c1986 Atari boxed
2600jr PAL EUR box, 1 cx-24 joystick, c1987 Atari boxed
2600jr PAL EUR box, 1 joypad, c1986 Atari boxed
2600jr PAL EUR box, 2 joypads 32 in 1 cart c1987 Atari boxed
2600jr PAL EUR box, 2 joypads 32 in 1 cart c1991 Atari boxed
2600jr PAL small logo, small rainbow Atari loose
Arcade Joystick 1 firebutton STC loose
Arcade Joystick 2 firebuttons STC loose
Atari game program case Atari boxed
Atari modular cartridge library Atari boxed
Command control trakball Wiko loose
Compumate keyboard Universum loose
CX20-01 Driving controllers Atari boxed
CX24 Deluxe joystick Atari boxed
CX30 paddles Atari loose
CX40 joystick Atari loose
CX50 Keyboard controllers Atari boxed
Duplicator SP280 Unimex boxed
Footpedal STD electronics boxed
Gemini video game system (2600 comp.) Sega loose
Joystick repair kit (CX10) Atari boxed
Kids controller Atari loose
Paddles Unknown boxed
Plastic cartridge case Atari loose
Quickshot VII SVI loose
Silver carrying case for cartridges with Atari logo Atari loose
Video game center for 2600 Unknown loose
Video Touch Pad Atari loose
Wireless joysticks Gamemate 2 boxed
Wooden suitcase for 2600 and cartridges Unknown loose

 

Software:

TITLE PUBLISHER LABEL PACKAGING
2 Pak special: Dolphin & Pigs n wolf PAL Pirate green text loose
Action Man: Action Force PAL Parker Brothers Silver text loose
Adventure PAL Atari black text loose
Air patrol PAL Pirate graphic loose
Air sea battle PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Air sea battle NTSC Atari black text loose
Amidar PAL Parker Brothers silver graphic boxed
Armor Ambush NTSC M.I. no facing label loose
Asterix PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Asteroids PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Asteroids NTSC Atari black graphic loose
Asteroids PAL Atari red graphic loose
Astroblast Telegames silver text boxed
Atlantis PAL Imagic Silver text loose
Atlantis PAL Imagic white text boxed
Backgammon special edition Atari black text boxed
Base attack Pirate black graphic loose
Baseball Telegames Silver text loose
Basic programming PAL Atari black graphic loose
Basketball PAL (b/w box) Atari black graphic 87 boxed
Basketball NTSC Atari black text loose
Basketball PAL Atari black graphic 78 loose
Battlezone NTSC Atari black graphic boxed
Battlezone PAL Atari red graphic loose
Berzerk PAL Atari black graphic loose
Big bird’s egg catch PAL CCW yellow graphic boxed
Bobby geht heim PAL Bit black text boxed
Bobby is going home Bit black graphic loose
Bogey blaster Telegames silver text boxed
Bomb assault Onbase blue graphic loose
Bowling PAL Atari black graphic loose
Boxing PAL Activision pink graphic loose
Brain games PAL Atari black text loose
Breakout PAL Atari black text boxed
Bump’n’jump Telegames silver text boxed
Car race Pirate black graphic loose
Carnival PAL CBS black graphic boxed
Centipede PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Centipede PAL Atari red graphic loose
Championship soccer PAL Atari black text loose
Chess PAL Unknown green graphic boxed
Chopper command PAL Activision orange graphic loose
Circus Unknown green text boxed
Circus Atari PAL Atari black text boxed
Circus Atari NTSC Atari black graphic loose
Code breaker PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Combat NTSC Atari black text loose
Combat NTSC Atari black graphic loose
Combat PAL Taiwan Atari black text boxed
Combat PAL USA Atari black text boxed
Combat PAL shiny label Atari black text loose
Commando raid NTSC US Games black graphic loose
Cookie monster munch PAL CCW yellow graphic boxed
Concentration PAL Atari blaack text loose
Cosmic Ark PAL Imagic white text loose
Cosmic Ark PAL Imagic silver text loose
Cosmic creep NTSC Telesys black graphic loose
Crossbow PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Cracker pet Pirate black graphic loose
Dark Chambers PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Deadly discs Telegames silver text boxed
Decathlon PAL Activision blue graphic loose
Decathlon NTSC Activision lblue graphic loose
Defender NTSC Atari black graphic loose
Defender PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Demon attack PAL Imagic white text boxed
Demon attack PAL Imagic silver text boxed
Desert falcon NTSC Atari red graphic boxed
Dig dug NTSC Atari silver graphic boxed
Dig dug PAL 83 Atari silver graphic 83 boxed
Dig dug PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Dodge ‘ em PAL Atari black graphic loose
Donkey Kong PAL CBS black graphic loose
Donkey Kong Pirate black graphic boxed
Dragonfire PAL Imagic silver text loose
E.T. PAL Atari silver graphic loose
Enduro PAL Activision green graphic loose
Enduro PAL Activision white text loose
Exciting 32 in 1 PAL Pirate black graphic loose
Exocet NTSC Sancho black graphic loose
F-14 Tomcat PAL Absolute white text loose
Farmyard fun Unknown green graphic boxed
Fatal run NTSC Atari red graphic loose
Felix return Pirate black graphic loose
Fire fighter PAL Imagic white text boxed
Fire fighter PAL Imagic silver text boxed
Fishing derby PAL Activision blue graphic loose
Football Telegames silver text boxed
Football Pirate black graphic loose
Football realsports soccer NTSC Atari silver graphic loose
Fox and Pig Unknown black graphic boxed
Fox and goat Pirate black graphic loose
Freeway PAL Activision white text boxed
Frogger PAL Parker Brothers silver graphic boxed
Frogger Pirate black graphic loose
Frogs and flies NTSC M.I. no facing label loose
Gaalactic Pirate black graphic loose
Galaxian NTSC 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Galaxian PAL 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Galaxian PAL 87 Atari silver graphic boxed
Ghostbusters Activision black graphic loose
Glacier patrol Telegames silver text boxed
Gorf PAL CBS black text boxed
Gramd priks Pirate black graphic loose
Gramd priks (diff. Label) Pirate black graphic loose
Grand Prix PAL Activision pruple graphic loose
Grand Prix Pirate black graphic loose
Grand prize Pirate black graphic loose
Gravitar NTSC Atari red graphic boxed
Hero PAL Activision white text boxed
Hey stop! Pirate black graphic loose
Ice hockey Pirate black graphic loose
Indy 500 PAL Atari black graphic loose
International soccer Telegames silver text boxed
Journey escape NTSC Data age silver graphic loose
Joust NTSC Atari silver graphic boxed
Joust PAL 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Jr. pac-man NTSC Atari red graphic boxed
Jr. pac-man PAL Atari red graphic loose
Jungle hunt NTSC 88 Atari silver graphic boxed
Jungle hunt PAL Atari red graphic loose
Jungle hunt PAL 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Kangaroo PAL 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Kangaroo PAL 88 Atari silver graphic boxed
Keystone kapers PAL Activision white text boxed
King arthur Pirate black graphic loose
Klax PAL Atari red label loose
Kung fu master Activision white text boxed
Kung fu master NTSC Activision black text loose
Kung fu superkicks Telegames silver text boxed
Laser blast Activision white text loose
Laser gates PAL Imagic white text boxed
Lilly adventure Pirate black graphic loose
Marauder Tigervision blue graphic loose
Mario Bros PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Maze craze PAL Atari black text loose
Maze craze PAL Atari black graphic loose
Maze Craze Pirate black loose
Mega Mania PAL Activision orange graphic loose
Mega Mania PAL Activision white text boxed
Midnight magic PAL Atari red graphic loose
Millipede PAL 87 Atari red graphic loose
Millipede PAL 88 Atari red graphic loose
Millipede NTSC Atari silver graphic loose
Millipede PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Miniature golf NTSC Atari black text loose
Missile command PAL 91 Atari black graphic boxed
Missile command PAL 81 Atari black graphic loose
Missile command NTSC 81 Atari black graphic loose
Mission 3000 PAL Bit corporation black text boxed
Moon patrol PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Moon patrol PAL Atari red graphic loose
Mouse trap NTSC Atari red graphic loose
Mouse trap PAL CBS black graphic loose
Mouse trap PAL CBS b/w label boxed
Mr. Postman Marpes black graphic boxed
Mr. Postman Bit corporation black graphic loose
Ms. Pac-man PAL 88 Atari silver graphic boxed
Ms. Pac-man NTSC 87 Atari silver graphic loose
Ms. Pac-man NTSC 85 Atari silver graphic loose
Ms. Pac-man PAL 82 Atari silver graphic boxed
My golf PAL Imagineering white text boxed
Night driver PAL Atari black graphic loose
Nuts Technovision black graphic loose
Off the wall PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Oscar’s trash race PAL CCW yellow graphic boxed
Othello PAL Atari black graphic loose
Outlaw PAL Atari black text loose
Outlaw PAL Atari black graphic loose
Pac-man PAL 81 Atari black graphic boxed
Pac-man NTSC 87 Atari black graphic boxed
Pac-man NTSC 81 Atari black graphic loose
Pac-man Pirate black graphic loose
Paris attack Pirate black graphic loose
Pele’s soccer PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Phantom panzer PAL Bit corporation black text boxed
Phoenix PAL 88 Atari silver graphic boxed
Phoenix PAL 82 Atari silver graphic boxed
Phoenix PAL 82 Atari red graphic loose
Pick’n pile PAL Ubi soft white text boxed
Pigs in space Atari purple graphic loose
Pitfall! PAL Activision green graphic boxed
Pitfall Pirate black graphic loose
Planet patrol Spectravision silver graphic loose
Plug attack Pirate black graphic loose
Pole position PAL Atari red graphic loose
Pole position PAL 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Pole position NTSC Atari silver graphic boxed
Pole Positn (label with typing error) NTSC Atari silver graphic loose
Pole position NTSC ’83 Atari silver graphic loose
Popeye PAL Parker Brothers silver graphic boxed
Private eye Activision white text loose
Q-bert PAL 88 Atari red graphic boxed
Q-bert PAL 87 Atari red graphic loose
Quest for quintana roo Telegames silver text boxed
Radar Lock NTSC Atari red graphic loose
Raiders of the lost ark PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Rampage Activision white text boxed
Realsports Boxing PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Realsports Football PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Realsports Football NTSC Atari silver graphic boxed
Realsports soccer PAL Atari red graphic loose
Realsports soccer NTSC Atari silver graphic loose
Realsports tennis NTSC 83 Atari silver graphic boxed
Realsports tennis PAL 86 Atari silver graphic boxed
Realsports tennis PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Realsports tennis NTSC ’87 Atari silver graphic loose
Realsports Volleybal PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Realsports Volleybal PAL Atari silver graphic boxed
Reever raid Pirate black graphic loose
Riddle of the sphinx PAL Imagic silver text loose
River raid PAL Activision purple graphic loose
River Raid II Pirate black graphic loose
Road runner PAL Atari red graphic loose
Robot tank PAL Activision grey graphic loose
Roc’n rope PAL CBS b/w label boxed
S.O.S. Pirate black graphic loose
S.O.S. (diff. Label) Pirate black graphic loose
Schnecke und eichhornchen Bit Corporation black graphic loose
Seahawk Pirate black graphic loose
Seea gueast Pirate black graphic loose
See-monster PAL Bit Corporation black text boxed
Sesam oeffne dich! PAL Unknown-German black text boxed
Skate Boardin’ Absolute white text loose
Ski Run Unknown blue graphic loose
Skiing PAL Activision blue graphic loose
Sky diver PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Sky jinks PAL Activision white text boxed
Sky hunt PAL Marpes black graphic boxed
Slot machine PAL Atari black text loose
Smurf PAL CBS b/w label loose
Smurf NTSC CBS black grahic loose
Snail against squirrel Bit Corporation black graphic loose
Solar Fox PAL CBS black graphic loose
Solaris PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Sorcerer’s Apprentice Disney blue graphic loose
Space attack Telegames silver text boxed
Space invaders Atari red graphic boxed
Space invaders PAL Atari black graphic loose
Space invaders PAL Atari black text loose
Space jockey NTSC US Games black graphic loose
Space Shuttle PAL Activision blue graphic boxed
Space war PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Spider fighter Pirate black graphic loose
Spider fighter Activision white text boxed
Sprintmaster PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Star raiders PAL Atari black graphic loose
Star raiders NTSC Atari black graphic loose
Star voyager Imagic silver text loose
Star wars: The empire strikes back Parker Brothers silver graphic loose
Stargate PAL Atari silver graphic loose
Starmaster PAL Activision green graphic loose
Strategy X Gakken black graphic loose
Street racer PAL Atari black graphic loose
Subterranea Imagic white text loose
Super breakout PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Super cobra Parker Brothers silver graphic loose
Super challenge football NTSC M.I. no facing label loose
Super football PAL Atari red graphic boxed
Super-cowbou Pirate black graphic loose
Superman PAL Atari black text loose
Surround PAL Atari black text loose
Tank city PAL Unknown black graphic boxed
Tanzende teller PAL Bit corporation black text boxed
Tennis PAL EAG label Activision green graphic loose
Tennis PAL PAG label Activision green graphic boxed
Tennis Unknown black graphic boxed
Tennis (diff. Label) Pirate black graphic boxed
Titlematch pro wrestling PAL Absolute white text boxed
Tomcat PAL Absolute white text boxed
Tutankham PAL Parker Brothers silver graphic loose
Universal Chaos Telegames silver text boxed
Venture Atari red graphic boxed
Video Chess PAL Atari black text loose
Video Olympics PAL Atari black text loose
Video pinball NTSC Atari black graphic loose
Volleyball Unknown black graphic boxed
Warlords PAL Atari black graphic boxed
Weltraum-tunnel PAL Bit Corporation black text boxed
Winter games PAL Epyx white text boxed
Wizard of wor PAL CBS b/w label boxed
World end Pirate black graphic loose
Xenophobe PAL Atari red graphic loose
X-man Gamex blue graphic loose
Xonox double: Spike peak/Ghost manor Xonox blue graphic loose
Yars’ revenge PAL 81 Atari black graphic loose
Yars’ revenge NTSC 81 Atari black graphic loose
Yars’ revenge NTSC 81 (diff. Label) Atari black graphic loose
Yars’ revenge PAL 87 Atari black graphic loose
Zaxxon CBS black graphic loose

 

Books:

TITLE PUBLISHER LANGUAGE
Pac man, ken uw spel HJW Bechts Dutch
Alles over videospelletjes Uitgeverij Luitingh Dutch
The Atari book 2nd edition Imagine Publishing English
Videospelletjes complete handleiding voor winnaars Rostrum Dutch