Top Ten Biggest Atari FailsThis old gaming company that used to be has fallen.
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This had a price even higher than the 2600's price. The system was huge.
With the Famicom succeeding in Japan, Nintendo was planning to work with Atari on bringing it to North America, but it fell since Atari saw Donkey Kong running on the Coleco ADAM computer, so Nintendo went alone. Unbelievable. Atari, you should've kept the deal with Nintendo. Imagine it! Nintendo & Atari working together would be amazing.
It had a joystick that didn't center and somewhat buttons of a phone made from weak material.
Okay Atari. I know you also did this to the 2600 Pac-Man game. Mario's walking sounds like the sound was recorded on a potato, the coins looked like shingles, and you couldn't tell if the enemy was flipped upside-down or no. Even the pow block was yellow with no words. The graphics and sound of the Mario Bros. game for the Atari 7800 were much better. Why would they do this. The graphics of the Atari Video Computer System which was before the 2600 were somewhat better.
This was the weird one. Only 5 units were released (3 which were glitchy mock-ups, 1 which worked, and one which was used by Atari. It costed $200,000. Just that much for a handheld that dosen't work.