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brad1007
05-10-2009, 02:07 AM
So if i were to buy one how much do you think this would cost around. I thought it'd be cool to maybe play the old school atari since i never was able too.

I dont wanna buy one from here just wanna know what a good price would be so i just decided to post it here

xboxedout
08-03-2009, 12:31 AM
I played a bunch of the old favs awhile back. PSP had game with a bunch of old style games on it. I can't say they were that great.

RazerindemiX
01-23-2010, 09:25 PM
DON'T do it man it's rubish nothing like the original arcade games
download the mame32 emulator for your pc and play the original space invaders plus all those other fantastic arcade games as they were in the arcade
if you have got a monitor that you can put in the portrait postion it is just like being back in the chinese takeaway playing astroids while u wait for your munch

Corrupt.
08-10-2010, 02:45 AM
Things are never quite as good as I remember...

nitro110
11-03-2010, 04:50 PM
Things are never quite as good as I remember...

no they are not

Samarah
02-22-2011, 06:47 PM
I have a couple Atari 2600 consoles and a bunch of game cartridges in the basement. I think about pulling them out every so often.

Cowpie Meele
03-02-2011, 03:48 AM
It's fun when you're bored, but I wouldn't go way too out of your way to get it. Like if you're in a store and you see one and you got a few extra bucks, sure why not.

Delphan Rane
03-02-2011, 03:06 PM
I still have my 7800 w/ some original 2600 games. I remember when I was little going over my cousin's house to play on hers. It was awesome, and someday I hope to get a 2600 with the wood grain finish. Nothing like blowing on the cartridges to get them to work. ha ha

If you're looking to get a 2600 to just play the old games, I'd either go with the last model they produced or just find an old 7800. If you're looking to find the classic 2600 for collection purposes, then you'll be paying a bit more for it. I haven't checked in years, but the last time I saw one it was going for $100.

fernwood84
03-03-2011, 12:22 AM
Yard Sales and Ebay. I have seen some old atari systems sell pretty cheap on Ebay but usually you can find them in yard sales. Look for middle aged couples that look like they are selling off things that teenagers would have. This usually means that they finally got around to cleaning out their house and there kids didnt come and collect all their old stuff. I have seen quite a few out there. CHEAP!!!

james82
04-19-2011, 02:51 AM
i paid $70 aus dollars for the system with 22 games most boxed of ebay
dont listen to some of the guys on here the atari was/is a great system

shanni
12-01-2011, 11:11 AM
some one wants a lot of aspects and gain a lot of things so always be conscious all time we will be ready to covering all ways so we should be ready for best.

ChickinOnaChain
02-11-2012, 07:50 PM
I got my 2600 in '77 at an old age of 28. Little did I know that 35 years later, I'd still be playing games. Sure would like to see another one.

JeremyVersion1
02-12-2012, 04:27 AM
Get one of the Flashback systems. Easy to use and have the best games on them.

PPsyclone
06-28-2013, 06:01 PM
best investment ever!

theemptyquiver
07-07-2013, 04:04 PM
I still pull out my old systems from the closet occasionally, but....they just don't have the same magic as they used to. the newer games (while mostly easier) just...are better.

Ten Foot Bunny
11-10-2013, 12:47 AM
I still have my 7800 w/ some original 2600 games. I remember when I was little going over my cousin's house to play on hers. It was awesome, and someday I hope to get a 2600 with the wood grain finish. Nothing like blowing on the cartridges to get them to work. ha ha

If you're looking to get a 2600 to just play the old games, I'd either go with the last model they produced or just find an old 7800. If you're looking to find the classic 2600 for collection purposes, then you'll be paying a bit more for it. I haven't checked in years, but the last time I saw one it was going for $100.

:goodpost

That's excellent advice about tracking down a 7800 unless you want a 2600 for pure nostalgia. The 7800 was backwards compatible with all 2600 games.

And I never knew there was a 2600 that didn't have the wood grain! Both of mine have it.

Akuza
11-11-2013, 07:52 PM
im actually looking to get one as my next "old" system.

finally got around to getting an NES with a bunch of games, now im collecting for that.

i'd love a 2600 - had the chance to get one from a charity shop.. 10 with about 8 games .. no power or hook up cables, so they didn't know if it worked... thus i stopped myself .. shame really as i now regret it massively ..

if you like old games and i mean old games, i'd do a bit of a look into the console's game listings before jumping though or you may end up in for a bad suprise...

CAB000SE
04-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Could get one cheap from a thriftstore

RyanDeicide
05-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Nice but i think emulation is the way to go for 2600
Too much hastle getting all those cartridges especially since many of them are just poor arcade ports

Deadsea 18
10-06-2014, 04:14 AM
I would say get the Atari flashback system new on ebay or in stores. It is 50$ and has over 80 games built inside. Fun classic games like centipide, asteroids, Joust, Pac Man, Yars revenge etc. You can also put Atari 2600 games of your own in it. If you want an original one then you might have to check ebay or Craig's list for that as those are ancient lol.