Controlling games using your brain? Atari obviously believed they could
make such a device.
Atari 7800 Computer
The 7800 Keyboard was among a plethora of peripherals for the 7800 (along with
the 7800 for over three years) that were planned and ultimately canned when
the Tramiels took over Atari in the Summer of 1984.
Holy Grail Games
Take a look at the holy grails of American 2600 cartridges, and find
out the reasons why many of them were destined for obscurity from the
Unitronics' Supercharger clone promised to take 2600 gaming
where no games had gone before. To nowhere :) A keyboard
attachment was also in the works before they pulled the plug
on the entire concept.
Amiga's Power Module & Power Play Cartridges
Find out what Amiga was up to before they hit it big time with the Amiga
Computer. That is, not much... since the majority of their planned 2600 products
never saw the light of day.
Group Cartridge Pictures by Company
the companies with a large library of 2600 titles (like Atari and
Parker Brothers, we have scanned group pictures to save web space.
Pictures of games from smaller outfits can be found in the games section.
The 2800 was Atari's attempt to grab a share of the Japanese videogame
market. Unfortunately, it came out just months before Nintendo's
Famicom (known as the NES in the US.)
If it were released back in 1982, Atari's 2000 system may very well have
become the joke of all systems. Find out why.
Atari 2700 Remote Control VCS
Although the RC Stella, as it was called within Atari's hardware
development labs, didn't make it to market due to fear of reliability
problems (and FCC regulations), many of its design features, good and
bad, laid the foundation for the 2600's eventual successor, the 5200
Atari Graduate Computer
Atari's bold attempt at a 2600 computer upgrade might have been
a success had it been brought to market in 1982. However, in the
wake of declining prices in 1983 of more powerful computers like the
C64 and Atari's own 8-bit line, they wisely decided against releasing
an upgrade for a system on its way out.
Yet another computer add-on that was scrapped during its
A Brazilian electronics company briefly test-marketed this hand-held
(albeit screen-less) 2600 clone in its home country. Only 500 were