The 8-bit Lab Rat
Hobbyist John Soper shares a wealth of info on hardware projects for many
systems, including the VCS/2600.
Atari 2600 controller lamp
Geekologie's article how how to build yourself a very cool Atari 2600 lamp.
Atari 2600 hardware projects
Hobbyist Koen van Vliet shares with us some of the cool hardware projects he's
created for the VCS/2600.
Atari 2600 PAL Carts Database
Atari 2600 Variations
A detailed list of all the cartridge variations from all the known companies.
Atari 2600 Variation List
This is a detailed list of
all the variations known of labels, cartridge types, instruction manuals, boxes,
and other paperwork.
Atari 2600 Video Mods Comparison Project
Great site for those trying to
decide which a/v mod to get.
Atari 2800 History
Plenty of information and pictures
about the Japanese version of the 2600.
Atari 7800 Developer's Page
Info on how to modify your 7800 for cart dumping.
Atari 7800 Diagnostic cart page
reverse-engineering of the 7800 diagnostic cart.
Atari 7800 XBoard
The Xboard is a multifunctional
expansion board for the Atari 7800 gaming console. The board is equipped with
128Kbyte of fast, banked SRAM, as well as a socket for an Atari POKEY sound
Video Games systems, games, and accessories for sale.
Atari BASIC Programming Vault
Dave Britten's collection of
programs for the VCS cart.
Portland Retro Gaming Expo organizer and renowned Atari
VCS/2600 collector Rick Weis' website.
Atari Force Headquarters
Everything you've ever wanted to
know about this cool but short-lived D.C. comic.
Classic video games sales and service.
Atari Games List
Great site for Atari-related links.
A slick website with so historical information on all of Atari's game systems.
Atari Manual Tome
Collection of VCS manuals.
Puts the 'ole VCS on stage and on display.
Great Atari site
featuring articles, interviews, and loads more.
The most popular online forum site.
Atari 2600/7800 rarity database with scans of manuals and boxes,
which are unfortunately water-marked.
Nice database of information on Atari 2600 games, and other
Huge database of pre-84 games.
Sales and service of Atari products for over twenty years.
Quality customer service and reliability.
Batari Basic (bB) is a
BASIC-like language for creating Atari 2600 games. It is a compiled language and
the compiler runs on a computer, but it creates a binary file that can be run on
an Atari 2600 emulator or used to make a cartridge that will operate on a real
Ben Heckendorn official site for his custom
console mods, including his famous portable Atari 2600 systems.
parts for all things Atari.
Blue Rose Video Games
Buys and sells video games, accessories,
controllers, and gaming consoles.
The History and the Artists behind Video Game Box Art
Cartridge Mold Differences
Comparison site for Atari VCS
Charles E. Dysert (aka EVG 2000) hardware list
Charles E. Dysert maintains a list of of all the different Atari VCS/2600
controllers and hardware devices, along with photos.
Collector's Cards and Games
Games and accessories for all consoles dating back to the Odyssey 2.
Dan Boris' Atari 2600 tech page
The Digital Antiquarian
An ongoing history of computer entertainment by Jimmy Maher
Ebivision was created by two French men, programmers, and videogame players -
Eric Bacher and Igor Barzilai - who created games that carry the spirit of Atari
Eckhard Stolberg's VCS Workshop
If you're handing with a soldering iron and love to mod Atari
stuff, this is the site for you.
Game Over Videogames
Game Over Videogames, Inc. is an independent chain of used
RETRO video game stores dedicated to the LOVE of classic video games, systems,
and accessories from Atari to Xbox.
GameGavel is a better and cheaper online auction alternative, dedicated exclusively to video games and the collectors who love them.
The Goat Store
One-stop shop for all things video game.
The Golden Age Arcade Historian
Although mostly concerns arcade games, there are some VCS-related articles.
Good Deal Games
Some good deals, and some not so good.
Hardcore Gaming 101
Kurt Kalata's excellent blog on classic video games.
Hozer Video Games
Randy Crihfield has been making Atari VCS carts for people for nearly 20 years
and his prices can't be beat!
Jed Margolin's Home Page
Jed was primarily an arcade engineer at Atari,
but he has other Atari-related information on his website, such as a list of
Atari patents, a 1983 telephone directory, an approved vendor list, and a
collection of VAX emails and memos from 1982 to 1992!
John Saeger's Home Page
Home of the popular Atari 2600 emulator, Z26.
Frank Cifaldi has been writing about prototype games since 2003!
Midibox is the best way to integrate the VCS's original sounds in an electronic music environment.
Mountain King 2600
Roy Tony's site of instructions on how
to access and navigate the hidden levels of Mountain King for Atari 2600. A
largely unexplored secret area in this video game where all kinds of strange
things occur. Simply follow the step-by-step, walk-through instructions below to
see some of it!
Next Level Videogames
Specializes in both new and old video games.
The famous limestone cave that's full of Atari carts.
German site that has specialized pages for Atari, Nintendo,
Sega, and several others.
A comprehensive price guide listing for Atari games, accessories, and consoles.
Prices are updated daily from multiple sources.
PROMblaster court hearings
Court documents detailing
Atari's cast against PROMblaster maker JS&A.
A pathetic version of the Guiness Book of World Records.
Retro Games Shop
Marc Oberhäuser's site for reproduction boxes.
Stella - A multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator
Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU
General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by
Bradford W. Mott, and is currently maintained by Stephen Anthony. Since its
original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella
to other operating systems such as AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux,
OS/2, MacOS, Unix, and Windows. The development team is working hard to perfect
the emulator and we hope you enjoy our effort.
Stella - Atari 2600 VCS Developer's List
The StellaList was
designed as a support group for Starpath CD owners and anyone else trying to
write 2600 games or just to understand how they work. Since 1996, Stellalist has
established itself as THE meeting place for the select few people around the
globe who still understand the 2600 to congregate, share techniques, and learn
from each other.
Stone Age Gamer
Sells used games and accessories for Atari 2600, 5200,
7800, and 8-bit systems, as well as for other systems.
Tool-assisted game movies. When human skills are just not enough.
VCS Simulator is a
program which simulates the functions of the ATARI VCS 2600.
Video 61 & Atari Sales (site down as of January 2014)
We are a 22
year old Atari mail order house & service department. We service and sell
hardware and software for Atari 2600,5200 and 7800 game machines. We
service, sell and publish hardware and software for the 400/800/XL/XE/XEGM
computers. We service and sell software and hardware for the Atari Lynx and
Jaguar game machines.
Vintage Computing and Gaming
Benj Edwards adventures in classic
Collection of Atari VCS
A wonderful emulator that's no longer updated. X26 is a great
front-end for this.