Atari 2600 VCS Reverse Engineering

Edit on Github | Updated: 15th January 2023

The Atari 2600 was released in 1977 and sold more than 30 million consoles in the decade it was on the market, to say it was successful would be an understatement.

Development Kit

JOLT

The first games for the Atari 2600 were developed on the JOLT which was a low-cost 6502 computer, in fact the original prototype for the Atari 2600 was based on a Jolt computer with hand wired modification and joysticks from the arcade version of the TANK arcade game 1.

For more information about the JOLT check out this page: Jolt – Retro Computing


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