Retroist Atari 7800 Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Atari 7800 Podcast. On today’s show I start off by talking about how my Atari buddy and I kept waiting for the Atari 7800 and how a love for Atari turned him against Nintendo and into the arms of Sega. Then I talk about the Atari 7800 console. I talk about its development, release, re-release, the company who made it, the people who bought that company, the peripherals, the games and much more.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. MaximumRD

    AWESOME ! Just been enjoying my 7800 recently to!

  2. The Retroist

    Dragged my heals long enough on this one, although not long enough to pronounce Tramiel correctly 😛

    Hopefully some people might feel inspired to check out the 7800 after this overview.

  3. GammaDev

    Loved the episode, but I did a double take on that picture. The kid is supposed to be playing a 7800, but the graphics on the screen are for Jungle Hunt which was never released on the 7800. There isn’t even a prototype for a 7800 version of Jungle Hunt. Locating the commercial on Youtube does indeed show that he is playing Jungle Hunt in a 7800 commercial. Atari did make it for the 2600 (not the version shown) and the 5200/8-bit computers(which does look like what is shown). I wonder if Atari got their commercial shoots mixed up and instead showed a game for the XEGS by mistake.

  4. Justin M. Salvato

    Another wonderful podcast. Looked up that 7800 keyboard. SWEET! Quite nifty looking, I NEED one.

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