Atari 5200 Review & Games




The Atari 5200 is a forgotten console from the early 80s, that had some cool design ideas, fun games and shoddy controller. This retrospective goes over what makes the console great and not so good… More MetalJesusRocks: Subscribe!
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42 thoughts on “Atari 5200 Review & Games

  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    I love your videos. I had a 2600 and about 50 cartridges and watching your videos really ramps up the nostalgia.

    When my brother and I got the 2600 I think we played Space Invaders till 2:00 am

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    The 5200 is just the Atari 800 XL computer without the keyboard and really shitty controllers.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    The 5200 came AFTER ColecoVision had ripped off the Atari 2600 game expansion module. Once the 5200 came around, the demise of the home game system was dead. I was a teenager in 1982 and ColecoVision was the state of the art system of its time. I owned all three systems and ColecoVision was the superior product…by far. The 5200 had better graphics but its joystick sucked and its cartridges were too expensive,

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    Enjoy your videos! Awesome to see the updated game room(s) in your new house. I have one question; Why no love for the Colecovision?

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    The sound on the 5200 is great, huge improvement over the 2600. Be sure to check out Pole Position!

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    i wanna buy a atari 5200…but it has k-rap reviews!!..plus i bought a 7800 and?…well..it is?….crap as well.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    i have a funny story. literally just won in an auction a 5200 4 port system in its original box (paid $41 for it) the thing did not have the rf power switch thing. sat here for an hour or so trying to figure where the power cord plugged into. then decided to look it up on youtube. now here i am after a couple video's. the thing does not have the joy sticks either. so….i'll buy the power thing and get a joystick. not sure if it even works or not. hopefully it does. lol.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    This system could have done SO MUCH BETTER if (A) They had given it better controllers, (B) They had included a better included game such as PAC-MAN which showed the leap graphic-wise from the 2600, and (C) It had been backwards compatible with the ATARI 2600 games.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    I had thw 5200 with four controllers… and I LOOOOOOOVED IT!!! I don’t think I ever had any games that actually used all controllers, but I did use every single one at least once and I never had any issues. This whole thing came as a surprise to me when I saw avgn’s video a couple of years ago. Go figure.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    The joysticks had to be repaired 5 times…. Buttons stuck all the time too. At least I had 2600 adapter though.

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    Open up the remotes and clean the contacts. That's all it takes to fix em

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    Which system is more memorable in regards to nostalgia? The 5200 or the 7800?

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    Oh I loved Joust, got lot of fun playing it with my sister

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    Super Breakout was so addictive

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    Amazing that Atari could have released this console back in 1979. Apparently the nearly identical Atari 400 was released with a keyboard so that people could play games like Star Raiders without add-ons. The public immediately lumped it into the home computer category because it looked like one (and technically is one). And interesting talk by one of its designers is here: https://youtu.be/ehgFgMZG6Nk

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    My Atari 5200 Joystick still works….not restored at all…..the problem I am having is with the start buttons and fire buttons…..able to start Galaxian….the joystick is fine….works properly…..stupid fire buttons don’t work…..bought an Atari trackball controller for 130$, works perfectly…..!

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  • August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
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    I got around the 5200 joystick problem by using the 400/800. Not worth my time to deal with the joystick

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