7800 Prosystem (1987-1990)
Atari will not give up
The Atari7800 prosystem is a 8-bit game machine that has near perfect arcade translations of older arcade games like Ms. Pac Man, Galaga, Asteriods and Dig Dug, but also has lousy ports newer arcade titles like Ikari Warriors, Xenophone, and Double Dragon. The Atari name was still poison after the Great Video Game Crash of 1984 that was caused by Atari's multi-million failures like Atari Pac Man and E.T. for the Atari 2600, which killed the entire Video Game industry. The Atari 7800 got destroyed by new comer Nintendo and their NES 8-bit game machine in the late eighties.
NES though the Atari 7800games always seem to work on the first try mainly
because it was an top loader system, as oppose to the box-like design
found on the NES. I never had to clean my 7800games like I had to with
my NES games because the circuit boards were always well protected in
the Atari cartridge cases. If you get bored with the 7800games then you
can always play the Atari 2600games on your Atari 7800 because it's one
of the first machines ever to feature backwards play similar to the PS2.
Now you can play over 1,000games on one machine! Sadly there is no game
on the Atari 7800 quite as good some of the NES and Sega Master System
games like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Guardian Legend, Final Fastasy, Y's
The Vanished Omen, Phantasy Star, and many more mainly because the Atari
7800games are just too arcadey and they don't have any save features like
battery back up or passwords either.
Pole Position II
Ms. Pac Man
("Food Fight was good, trust me!")
#1 FOOD FIGHT
2. MS. PAC MAN
3. DIG DUG
4. POLE POSITION II
6. DONKEY KONG JR.
7. DARK CHAMBERS
9. DONKEY KONG
10. ROBOTRON 2084
Underrated: FOOD FIGHT
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