Saturday, August 18, 2012

5 classic Atari 5200 games

Realsports Baseball

In my opinion, this is still one of the best baseball video games of all time. The graphics were sharp, the sound excellent, and you could control pretty much everything on the screen. There were even line scores!


Though many gaming fans were not impressed by the version of Zaxxon for the Atari 2600, this version for the Atari 5200 set many things right, mainly moving back to the isometric, sort-of-3D viewpoint.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders might have been old hat in 1982 when the Atari 5200 came along, but this gaming console still managed to bring some new, entertaining qualities to this classic arcade game.


With the huge success of the Gremlins movie in 1984, it was no surprise Atari produced video games based upon the movie, the best of which (in my opinion) was this game for the Atari 5200 which came out in 1986. Lost of frantic action here with solid graphics and great gameplay.


This version of the classic Defender video game is darn close to the original arcade version by Williams Electronics from 1980. The graphics are fantastic and the sounds are awesome. The gameplay is somewhat chaotic, but that's just how the arcade Defender was, with lots going on on the screen at any time.
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