Atari 2600

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Atari 2600
DesignerAtari
ManufacturerAtari
CPU1.19 MHz MOS 6507
Graphics160 x 192 resolution
RAM128 bytes
MediaROM cartridge
ReleaseNA: September 11, 1977
EU: 1978
JP: October 1983
Brazil: September 1983
Added to museumJanuary 1, 2020
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The Atari 2600 was originally known as the Atari VCS (Video Computer System) and as the Atari 2800 in Japan. The Japanese model was sold in the United States as the Sears Video Arcade II. It was the first cartridge-based home video game console by Atari.

Legacy

The legacy of the Atari 2600 remains, even after its heyday. Independent, unlicensed games continue to be produced for the system to this day.

The current license holder of the system, Atari, S.A., has capitalized on the system's continuing popularity with the Atari Flashback series.

These are dedicated consoles that contained modern hardware with an emulator to run the included games. They have been released from 2004 to the present.

Physical Atari 2600 games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to Museum Notes
Star Voyager Imagic 1982 January 1, 2020 The WEC Museum only owns the cartridge.

Emulated Atari 2600 games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to Museum Notes
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Adventure Atari 1979 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Adventure II Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Air Raiders M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Air-Sea Battle Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Aquaventure Atari 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Armor Ambush M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Arcade Pong Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Asteroids Atari 1981 (graphic edit in 2005) May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Asteroids Deluxe Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Astroblast M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Atari Climber Dennis Debro 2004 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Backgammon Atari 1979 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Basic Math Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Basketball Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Battlezone Atari 1983 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Blackjack Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Bowling Atari 1979 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Brain Games Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Breakout Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Canyon Bomber Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Casino Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Caverns of Mars Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Centipede Atari 1982 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Championship Soccer Atari 1980 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Circus Atari Atari 1980 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Code Breaker Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Combat Atari 1977 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Combat 2 Atari 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Concentration Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Crystal Castles Atari 1983 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Dark Cavern M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Demons to Diamonds Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Desert Falcon Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Dodge 'Em Atari 1980 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Double Dunk Atari Corporation 1989 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Fatal Run Atari Corporation 1989 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Flag Capture Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Football Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Frog Pond Atari 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Frogs and Flies M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Golf Atari 1980 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Gravitar Atari 1983 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Hangman Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Haunted House Atari 1982 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Holey Moley Atari 2019 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Homerun Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Human Cannonball Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
International Soccer M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Lunar Lander Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Maze Craze Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Millipede Atari 1984 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Miniature Golf Atari 1979 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Missile Command Atari 1981 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
MotoRodeo Axlon 1990 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Night Driver Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Off the Wall Axlon 1989 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Outlaw Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Pitfall! Activision 1982 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Quadrun Atari 1983 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Race Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Radar Lock Atari Corporation 1989 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Baseball Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Basketball Atari 2011 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Boxing Atari Corporation 1987 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Football Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Soccer Atari 1983 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Tennis Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Realsports Volleyball Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Return to Haunted House Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
River Raid Activision 1982 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Saboteur Atari 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Save Mary Axlon 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Sea Battle M Network 2000 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Secret Quest Axlon 1989 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Sentinel Atari Corporation 1990 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Sky Diver Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Slot Machine Atari 1979 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Slot Racers Atari 1978 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Space Attack M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Space Duel Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Space War Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Sprint Master Atari Corporation 1988 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Star Raiders Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Star Ship Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Star Strike M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Steeplechase Atari 1980 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Stellar Track Atari 1981 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Street Racer Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Stunt Cycle Atari 2019 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Submarine Commander Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Baseball Atari Corporation 1988 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Breakout Atari 1978 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Challenge Baseball M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Challenge Football M Network 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Super Football Atari Corporation 1988 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Surround Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Swordfight M Network 2000 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Sword Quest Earthworld Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Sword Quest Fireworld Atari 1983 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Sword Quest Waterworld Atari 1983 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Tempest Atari 2012 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Video Checkers Atari 1980 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Video Chess Atari 1979 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Video Cube Atari 1982 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Video Olympics Atari 1977 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Video Pinball Atari 1980 December 4, 2019 In the Atari Vault owned by the WEC Museum.
Warlords Atari 1981 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Wizard Atari 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Yars' Return Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.
Yars' Revenge Atari 1982 May 10, 2019 In the Atari Vault and Flashback 2+ owned by the WEC Museum.