a 1977 home video game console by Atari, Inc, in the second generation of video game consoles. This tag should be used if the question is about the Atari 2600 hardware, features, cartridges/tapes, or a game feature truly unique to the Atari 2600.

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What does the 'Special Feature' teddy bear sticker mean on some games for Sears/Atari 2600?

I recently found some games and a system in a closet in my folks house. Two of them, Warlords and Defender, have a white sticker on the back with the head (I assume) of a teddy bear, that says ...
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What factors contributed to E.T's reputation as a bad game?

According to a documentary on Atari called Game Over it is stated that "ET" is the worst video game ever made. Why is that? I played the game when it was released, and although very young, I ...
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Is the paddle speed unlimited in the Breakout port for Atari 2600?

Is the paddle speed unlimited in the Breakout port for Atari 2600? This video illustrating this paper seems to show that the paddle speed is unlimited but I'd like to confirm. ...
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Why does my Pole Position 2 Cart play Qbert?

A guy I work with just gave me his Atari 2600 and a bunch of games, I hooked it up and thought what should be the first game I try (after 5 hours of playing Destiny) so I popped in Pole Position I ...
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What happens at the end of NightHunter?

Ok, so this is a question brought to you by the wayback machine. There used to be a game on the Atari something-or-other that was called "NightHunter". In it, you played Dracula as he wandered around ...
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What happens after “level six” of Midnight Magic?

In the Atari 2600 game Midnight Magic, the board starts out as pink. if you hit all five of the colored bars at the top, the board changes to a navy blue (the color of the leftmost bar). If you then ...