DCUltrapro wrote:lol, nice! So you might be able to help me... I DISTINCTLY remember playing a game where you jump from diving boards or platforms, on either side of the screen, and you have to bounce off of something, either a trampoline or seesaw, and that was basically it, very blocky and probably only two colours lol, much like pong only a little more complex, any idea what that was?
Believe you are describing Circus Atari.
Jaguar is the only Atari game system I don't yet own. Spent absolute ages playing the Atari 2600. Back in the early 90's you could hardly go anywhere without finding someone selling 2600 carts dirt cheap, especially used. So I actually ended up playing it more than my NES and Genesis simply because I'd bought up such a wonderfully diverse library of games for it... whereas I only had two games for my Genesis during the first couple years of ownership, and four or five NES carts.
Needless to say I do have love for classic Atari as well as good memories of my first Atari Lynx. Back in 1999 I actually found an original model Lynx thrown away with a California Games cart in it. Took some effort to clean the corrosion from one of the battery terminals, but it worked great afterwards. Ended up selling it the following year as I'd played the one game to death and was annoyed at the two to three hour battery life it was getting. Bough a nice revised model Lynx about five years back and have a few games for it now. Pleased to say its battery life is slightly better.
Atari 5200 is absolutely incredible. It honestly is a better system than the 7800. 7800 May have had better specs, but I've never found a game that showed the system to be superior to the 5200. Downside to the 5200 though is that literally all of them now have bad or failing capacitors on them that need to be replaced or else the system will just cut off on you after a few short minutes of play. Thankfully it's early 80's solid state construction, so not impossible to work on, just annoying it has to be done at all in light of how well all of Atari's other consoles have held up over the decades.
P.s. I have a good number of the official Atari Magazines.