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Atari 7800

Type: Console
Publisher: Atari
Firstly released in: United States
First release: 1986
Release and compatibility details: It was two years delayed because Atari was sold and the priorities quickly changed to computers.

Success and unsuccess:

Most popular years: 1987-1988
Most popular countries: USA
Amount of games in database: 120 (list)
Importance on the market in the most popular years: Low


Next system from Atari released after 5200. It is backward compatible with 2600 system.

CPU: 6502C (1.79 MHz)
Graphics: Maria chip (7.16 MHz)
Colors: 256
Resolution: 160x240 or 320x240

More info: http://www.gamerland.com/systems/cgi-bin/showsystem.cgi?id=42 or http://mess.emuverse.com/sysinfo/a7800.htm

Games and music info:

Most common media for storing games: Cartridge
Average packed game size: 25 KB

Emulation info:

Virtual Atari 7800 - first emulator, but good speed. Now developed as port for MESS.
MESS - Multi Emulator Super System, for 7800 should be good possibility, but you need to have faster comp.

This emulation info was written on 13.December 2002. (This time is very important, because emulation info very depends on the time it was written - emulators can improve a lot after this time..).

Record created/updated: 27. May 2005.
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