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Congratulations on getting an Atari 7800!! Now you need to pick up some great homebrews here. Bob DeCrescenzo (PacManPlus on here) has made some amazing homebrews. K.C. Munchkin, Pac-Man Collection, Frenzy, Jr. Pac-Man, Astro Blaster, and Moon Cresta to name a few. And many of the original games are great and affordable. Especially the arcade ports. Don't forget you can play the 2600 library as well. With the exception of a few games, depending the motherboard revision. It is Robot Tank, Decathlon, and Kool-Aid Man. The earlier manufactured consoles from 1984-1987 will play them. After 1987 won't. I hope you enjoy the 7800. It is a great system and one of the most underrated and underappreciated.

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Congratulations on getting an Atari 7800!! Now you need to pick up some great homebrews here. Bob DeCrescenzo (PacManPlus on here) has made some amazing homebrews. K.C. Munchkin, Pac-Man Collection, Frenzy, Jr. Pac-Man, Astro Blaster, and Moon Cresta to name a few. And many of the original games are great and affordable. Especially the arcade ports. Don't forget you can play the 2600 library as well. With the exception of a few games, depending the motherboard revision. It is Robot Tank, Decathlon, and Kool-Aid Man. The earlier manufactured consoles from 1984-1987 will play them. After 1987 won't. I hope you enjoy the 7800. It is a great system and one of the most underrated and underappreciated.

 

 

thanks for the info - do you know if they the carts are region locked. being in the UK its a PAL unit - but I'm off to the states in April so was hoping to pick some carts up for the 2600 and 7800

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thanks for the info - do you know if they the carts are region locked. being in the UK its a PAL unit - but I'm off to the states in April so was hoping to pick some carts up for the 2600 and 7800

PAL consoles are not region locked so you are good to go. :) NTSC consoles are region locked.

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Congrats on getting a 7800 console. I'm a new owner as well and the members here will definitely have great advice for you to get you started. :)

 

If it's a PAL console I'm guessing it came with the CX-78 controllers (which are much better than the American released controllers). You may also want to pick a joystick controller- Atari 2600 controllers work in the 7800 console. For Ms. Pac-Man and games of that nature, you'll want the precision that a joystick provides.

 

Since you're coming to the USA here's a list of NTSC games that work on PAL consoles, it's useful to read- http://atariage.com/forums/topic/65424-ntsc-games-that-work-on-pal-machines/

 

Hopes that helps!

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Congrats on getting a 7800 console. I'm a new owner as well and the members here will definitely have great advice for you to get you started. :)

 

If it's a PAL console I'm guessing it came with the CX-78 controllers (which are much better than the American released controllers). You may also want to pick a joystick controller- Atari 2600 controllers work in the 7800 console. For Ms. Pac-Man and games of that nature, you'll want the precision that a joystick provides.

 

Since you're coming to the USA here's a list of NTSC games that work on PAL consoles, it's useful to read- http://atariage.com/forums/topic/65424-ntsc-games-that-work-on-pal-machines/

 

Hopes that helps!

 

 

Thanks for the information - yes it comes with the controllers than the joystick the US version got - my atari 2600 joysticks are OK but hoping to replace them also at some point

 

will check the link out, much appreciated

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The power cord is pretty proprietary and a baby with no teeth could chew through it lol. Mine was patched but it wasn't a deal breaker. Keep your cat and any kind of furniture leg away from that cord.

 

Nice looking one you got, I envy the thicker color strip on the metal PAL regions got, looks nicer imo. :D

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