Pros: Improved graphics compared with the Atari 5200 and 2600. Backwards compatible with Atari 2600 games. Sound. Game Play
The Atari 7800 was my third video game console. It has improved graphics compared to its predecessors the Atari 5200 and the Atari 2600. The Atari 7800 is backwards compatible to play Atari 2600 games without an add on adapter. The Atari 7800 graphics are comparable to the Nintendo NES game console. Game play is like the Nintendo NES. The Atari 7800 controllers are similar to the Atari 5200 controllers without the keypad and built more sturdy than the easily broken Atari 5200 controllers. Setup is easy. The sound is good. It captures the arcade game sounds fairly good. My favorite Atari 7800 games. Pole Position 2, Joust, Food Fight and Xevious.