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 Video Computer System (Atari VCS) and as the Atari 2800 in Japan. The Japanese model was sold in the United States by Sears as the Sears Video Arcade II. It was re-released with a similar form factor to the Atari 7800 in 1986 as the Atari 2600 Jr.

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.

Atari 2600 hardware owned by WEC Museum

Title Manufacturer Release Added to museum Notes
Atari 2600 VCS Atari 1981 May 22, 2019 (paddle controllers)
February 3, 2020
WEC Museum owns the system, box, three joysticks, and two paddle controllers.

Physical Atari 2600 games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to Museum Notes
Barnstorming Activision 1982 July 12, 2021 The WEC Museum owns the cartridge and box.
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 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 1.
Adventure Atari 1979 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+Atari VaultFlashback Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Adventure II Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 2.
Air Raiders M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Air-Sea Battle Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault and Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Aquaventure Atari 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Armor Ambush M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Asteroids Atari 1981
2005
Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
The 1981 version is in Atari Vault and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade..
The 2005 version is in Flashback 2+ and Atari Blast! 2.
Asteroids Deluxe Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019 In Atari Flashback 2+.
Astroblast M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Atari Video Cube Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 2.
Backgammon Atari 1979 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Atari Vault and Atari Blast! 3.
Basic Math Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Basketball Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Battlezone Atari 1983 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019 In Atari Flashback 2+.
Blackjack Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Atari Vault and Atari Blast! 3.
Bowling Atari 1979 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade
Brain Games Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Breakout Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 3.
Canyon Bomber Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 3, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade
Casino Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Centipede Atari 1982 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Championship Soccer Atari 1980 December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 2.
Circus Atari Atari 1980 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 3.
Code Breaker Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Combat Atari 1977 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault, .
Combat Two Atari 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Concentration Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Crystal Castles Atari 1983 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In the Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Dark Cavern M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Dark Chambers Atari Corporation 1988 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade
Demons to Diamonds Atari 1982 December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 3, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade
Desert Falcon Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Dodge 'Em Atari 1980 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Blast! 1.
Double Dunk Atari Corporation 1989 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Fatal Run Atari Corporation 1989 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Blast! 1.
Flag Capture Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Football Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Frog Pond Atari 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Frogs and Flies M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Golf Atari 1980 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Blast! 1.
Gravitar Atari 1983 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Hangman Atari 1978 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Haunted House Atari 1982 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Holey Moley Atari 2019 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Homerun Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Human Cannonball Atari 1978 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
International Soccer M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Lunar Lander Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019 In Atari Flashback 2+.
Maze Craze Atari 1978 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Blast! 2.
Millipede Atari 1984 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Miniature Golf Atari 1979 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Atari Vault and Blast! 1.
Missile Command Atari 1981 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
MotoRodeo Axlon 1990 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Night Driver Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 3, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Off the Wall Axlon 1989 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Blast! 2.
Outlaw Atari 1978 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Atari Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Pong Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019 In Atari Flashback 2+ as "Arcade Pong".
Quadrun Atari 1983 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Blast! 2.
Race Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Radar Lock Atari Corporation 1989 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Realsports Baseball Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Vault and Blast! 2.
Realsports Basketball Atari 2011 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Realsports Boxing Atari Corporation 1987 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Atari Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Realsports Football Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Realsports Soccer Atari 1983 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Atari Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Realsports Tennis Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault and Blast! 2 and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade..
Realsports Volleyball Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Return to Haunted House Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Atari Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Saboteur Atari 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019 In Flashback 2+.
Save Mary Axlon 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 1.
Sea Battle M Network 2000 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Secret Quest Axlon 1989 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In the Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 2.
Sentinel Atari Corporation 1990 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Sky Diver Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020<
In the Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 2.
Slot Machine Atari 1979 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Slot Racers Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Solaris Atari Corporation 1986 Evercade: May 2, 2021 In Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Space Attack M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Space Duel Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: 2005
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Space War Atari 1978 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Sprint Master Atari Corporation 1988 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Star Raiders Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Star Ship Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Star Strike M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Steeplechase Atari 1980 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 3, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Stellar Track Atari 1981 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Street Racer Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Stunt Cycle Atari 2019 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 3.
Submarine Commander Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In the Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Super Baseball Atari Corporation 1988 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Super Breakout Atari 1978 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Super Challenge Baseball M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Super Challenge Football M Network 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
Super Football Atari Corporation 1988 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Surround Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 2.
Swordfight M Network 2000 Vault: December 4, 2019 In Atari Vault.
SwordQuest: Earthworld Atari 1982 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
SwordQuest: Fireworld Atari 1983 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 1.
SwordQuest: Waterworld Atari 1983 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 1.
Tempest Atari 2012 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Video Checkers Atari 1980 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
In Flashback 2+ and Atari Vault.
Video Chess Atari 1979 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
In Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 2.
Video Olympics Atari 1977 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Atari Vault and Flashback Blast! 3.
Video Pinball Atari 1980 Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 2: November 29, 2020
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In the Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 2, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.
Warlords Atari 1981 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 3: March 19, 2020
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 3.
Wizard Atari 2005 Vault: December 4, 2019
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Vault, and Flashback Blast! 3, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Yars' Return Atari, Legacy Engineering 2005 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 2, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 2 for Evercade.
Yars' Revenge Atari 1982 Flashback 2+: May 10, 2019
Vault: December 4, 2019
Blast! 1: January 30, 2021
Evercade: May 1, 2021
In Atari Flashback 2+, Atari Vault, Flashback Blast! 1, and Atari Collection 1 for Evercade.