Turn the page, and discover the world of ATARI magic that's waiting for you.....again


The Adventure Begins
You travel through an enchanted land, searching for the golden chalice. Fortunately, you find it before a dragon finds you. To celebrate this ADVENTURE, you dine with PAC-MAN, who is as charming as ever. Then, much as you hate to eat and run, it's off to the Razak Solar System to take part in YARS' REVENGE.

The Options Are Unlimited
This is just the beginning of the many fantasies you can enjoy on the ATARI Video Computer System game. And, there's no end to the excitement - because ATARI creates new Game Program cartridges all the time.

The Fun is Real
From colorful clowns to furry tarantulas, ATARI games feature graphics that are delightful and imaginative. And, from screeching missiles to mysterious footsteps, realistic sound effects add to the fun.

And It's Real Easy
All ATARI games are easy to learn, so everyone can enjoy them right away. Difficulty switches let you control the level of challenge - so a beginner can play a satisfying game against a pro. And, you can increase the level of difficulty as your skill increases.

We're bringing out a new group of easy-to-play games now that are specially designed to instruct and entertain young children ages six to ten.

It's a System You Can't Beat
The ATARI Video Computer System game consists of the game console, two sets of controllers, a power adapter, a TV antenna switch box, and the COMBAT Game Program cartridge (to start you off with a bang!)

The game console attaches easily to your television set.(It won't interfere with regular viewing.) The controllers and Game Program cartridges plug into the console, and open up a world of possibilities. Every ATARI product is built with strict quality control standards for dependable performance. And now, there's a network of local ATARI repair centers, to help keep your game in good working order. ATARI is the first home video game company to bring this important service to you.

Start Your ATARI Adventure Today
Turn the page, and discover the world of ATARI magic that's waiting for you.
The previous was from the 1982 Atari Video Computer System Catalog released by Atari, Inc, a Warner Communication Company, to showcase the Atari VCS and the 49 Game Program cartridges they had in the ever growing game collection available to play. The catalog of games and accessories described an exciting time for Atari and gamer's eager to play the latest releases. With categories, or what we now call genres, Atari grouped the exciting games in the Skill Gallery, Classics Corner, Space Station, Adventure Territory, Race Track, Sports Arena, Combat Zone, and Learning Center.

Fast forward nearly 40 years, Turn the page, and discover the world of ATARI magic that's waiting for you.....Again. 2019 marks yet another historic mark in the long and winding road that is the journey of the Atari brand. One of the most iconic brands in video game history, Atari has managed to stay afloat through good times and bad, and the road has led to this point, days drawing closer to the release of their next console. The new system, however, is not being marketed as simply a video game console, but a true "Video Computer System" for gaming, computing, and home entertainment, as a center piece to the family gathering area. Yes, other video game consoles have made this claim, but there are truly some interesting features that separate the all new Atari VCS from other consoles. First and foremost, the system is open. Based on Ubuntu Linux with a beautiful front end GUI designed by Atari, the latest announcements from Atari have indicated a sandbox mode, which allows booting the unit from USB into any operating system of the users choice. This opens the console up to endless possibilities for use case scenarios.
Another interesting move by Atari is the conscious decision to develop a console that truly merges the brands past with the present, to bring the brand into the future with the character that has developed over the nearly 40 year history. With a collection of classic Atari games built into the console at launch, the games catalog will have a strong start with hours of entertainment out of the box. Atari has been releasing more information about the consoles hardware, but have not yet released a lot of information about games outside of the in console packaged games. They have however, made it clear that they will be working on, and working with other game developers to release modern game titles for the new console. The merging of old and new is also on display with the updated VCS Classic Joystick and the Atari VCS Modern Controller.

As in the Atari Video Computer System Catalog released by Atari in 1982, Atari is creating a new experience once again, and we at Atari Edge can't wait to see if the following bullet points from the 1982 catalog stand true for the new Atari VCS.

The Adventure Begins
The Options Are Unlimited
The Fun is Real
And It's Real Easy
It's a System You Can't Beat

Start Your ATARI Adventure Again This Year.....




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