Atari 2600 Variations
Our biggest listing for vintage video games is the Atari 2600. It probably has the most variations of any other video game system out there. We'll be breaking down each game by company first. Each game will then have the cartridge, manual, and box on their own pages. Please be patient with the manuals as they are not easy to scan, modify, create pages, and upload. If we do not have scans of a particular instruction manual, or other paperwork as we add them, the link for that variation will not be clickable. Our goal is to make this site as user friendly as possible. If we do not have a scan to show the particular listing, we will have a blank insert place holder. Any photo we do not have, we would like the collectors out there to help fill in by contacting me with scans. My email address is on the home page.
If you wish to have or view the actual full version variation list in a PDF format, below is the link.
Click the link below to learn why this site was important and details about variations.
Click on the company below to see each cartridge and box variation. After the company names, we have created a link to Atari 2600 paperwork.
The following link features the various paperwork released by the companies. It includes owner's manuals, catalogs, warranty papers, and other miscellaneous paperwork. Game instruction manuals will be listed under each individual company next to the cartridge and box scans.
Over the years, there were many, many collectors contributing to the label list. I wouldn't doubt over 100 individuals. Many scans I did myself, but acquiring the majority of other photos you will see on this website were from a few websites that I would like to mention. I thank any collector out there for their scans that were emailed to me, and will be emailed in the future, but I wanted to recognize the big sources in public.
Atari Age: www.atariage.com. Thanks to Al, this site wouldn't be here at all.
Atarimania: www.atarimania.com. Olaf (Rom Hunter) from AA has an extensive (much more than I have) list of Atari made games with tons of info. My website is for convenience, but his is for much more accurate information. There are tons of people who have helped him over the years.
Atari Guide: www.atariguide.com. Another website that helped me verify many of the hard to find variations. Check this site out when you get a chance.
Staberinde: http://www.xenophobe.de/staberinde.html. At least that's how I know him on AA. He has helped me with many of the PAL versions over the past couple of years, including verifying end labels of those versions. I know Rom Hunter has used many of his scans.