Just purchased my first 5200

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Chaz1
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Just purchased my first 5200

Postby Chaz1 » February 20th, 2012, 2:19 pm

As implied by the title I'm a proud owner of my very first Atari 5200 system. It came with CIB Defender, Dig Dug, and Missile Command. Of course I always use the VGC reviews to decide which games are worth my time and money, I'd like to hear what some of you think are noteworthy titles for the 5200.

Mind you this is the 2 port version of the 5200 so Pitfall is out of the question. Any other games that are incompatible? Thanks in advance guys (and gals), keep on gaming.

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Just purchased my first 5200

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 20th, 2012, 2:29 pm

You got this system at the right time - the beginning of baseball season.
Atari 5200 Realsports Baseball is the best baseball game EVER!!


Chaz1
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Just purchased my first 5200

Postby Chaz1 » February 20th, 2012, 2:48 pm

Wow best baseball game ever? Im going to take your word for it and track down a copy. Thats a bold statement to make my expectations are going to be high for this one!

TedE.Bear

Just purchased my first 5200

Postby TedE.Bear » February 25th, 2012, 6:16 pm

The Critic is right - 5200 Baseball is the best baseball game of the 1980's...

 

Also check out:

 

Qix

Gremlins

Berzerk

 

These are three awesome classics...Berzerk is simply superb.

 

 

 

 

 

 


KGB

Just purchased my first 5200

Postby KGB » March 2nd, 2012, 4:02 pm

Popeye is an essential. 

Samael

Just purchased my first 5200

Postby Samael » March 3rd, 2012, 6:02 am

For me, nothing else can match Centipede for the 5200. The more aggressive spider transforms the game into a wild Darwinian dance.

Jake

Just purchased my first 5200

Postby Jake » March 3rd, 2012, 12:15 pm

[QUOTE=KGB]Popeye is an essential. 
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I played Popeye on my 5200 recently... it was fun!


Bayou

Just purchased my first 5200

Postby Bayou » March 3rd, 2012, 12:20 pm

RealSports Baseball on the atari 5200 was great because it was the best baseball game of its era, but today they are WAAAY much better baseball game than this

Jake

Just purchased my first 5200

Postby Jake » March 3rd, 2012, 12:24 pm

[QUOTE=Chaz]As implied by the title I'm a proud owner of my very first Atari 5200 system. It came with CIB Defender, Dig Dug, and Missile Command. Of course I always use the VGC reviews to decide which games are worth my time and money, I'd like to hear what some of you think are noteworthy titles for the 5200.

Mind you this is the 2 port version of the 5200 so Pitfall is out of the question. Any other games that are incompatible? Thanks in advance guys (and gals), keep on gaming.
[/QUOTE]

Cool!, you got a 5200 you should really dig it... as long as your controllers don't give you grief.

Here's a few other games which I like on 5200,

Pole Position
Moon Patrol
River Raid
Millipede
Space Invaders
Ms. Pac-man

Each of these bring something pretty different from the other Atari consoles...
I like all these port versions best I think



jr901251
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Just purchased my first 5200

Postby jr901251 » March 24th, 2012, 6:47 pm

BERZERK is definitely one to get.  The 2600 version is good, but the 5200 version is the best ever made for a home console.  I haven't tried the Vectrex version, but the 5200 version actually helped me last longer in the arcade version.


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