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the 5200 an undiscovered monster
29 Nov 2008
11:42
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the 5200 is of course not well known in Europe

as it is a USA NTSC only console

but still interesting, with a lot of unreleased prototypes

that are playable to the USB multicart of Atarimax

like Blaster

http://www.atariage.com/screen.....belID=2684

29 Nov 2008
13:57
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yes it is a very heavy monster and also undiscovered by me. got mine several years ago but still didn´t play with it :-(  too many other consoles in my collection that also need to be discovered. could you list a couple of games that a worth playing (and to be collected) for this system?

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29 Nov 2008
20:27
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I got a 5200 almost 10 years ago I think. Not sure if I ever tried it, but I am afraid that I will break those weird analog controllers once I use them Tongue out

It's nice to collect for that system in my opinion, because you can get many games easily. The last ones are hard to find and expensive tho.

I am missing around 15 games and a few boxes/manuals.

No game recommendations from me, as I didn't play it yet.

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30 Nov 2008
15:14
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yes those joysticks break easily

I use a pass-by cable

that allows to use a 5200 joystick for the keypad and a 2600 joystick for the control

recommended released games for the 5200:

Dreadnaught Factor (activision)

Zone Ranger (activision)

Robotron 2084 played with 2 joysticks (one for the shoot, one for moving)

unreleased games:

Blaster

Super pac man

30 Nov 2008
17:19
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lucifershalo said:

I use a pass-by cable

that allows to use a 5200 joystick for the keypad and a 2600 joystick for the control


Does this affect gameplay, using a digital joystick instead of an analong one? I could imagine that this could cause "problems" with some games?

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30 Nov 2008
17:25
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no, most of the time

some games are not working

but for most of them, no problem

30 Nov 2008
17:38
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Good to hear, I should try that smile

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