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Buy your very own Atari Console with 10 games

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Are you feeling nostalgic? Do you wish it was the “good old days” again? Well today’s your day where all your dreams can come true as a trusted seller on BidOrBuy has listed a working Atari CX2600 console, with 10 games, 4 paddles, one original controller and one joystick controller.

What’s even better is that it is currently going for R520; that’s less than a single current generation game.

And for that you get the following 10 classic titles

  • Pac-Man
  • Asteroids
  • Slot Racers
  • Warlords
  • Nexar
  • Planet Patrol
  • Gangster Alley
  • Combat
  • Berzerk

Plus the manuals and all those extras… seriously just look at these images and tell me you don’t have R520 lying around for this

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This is a goldmine for anyone building up a console collection and an incredible object to pull out and show your kids what gaming used to look like.

Interested? Click here and bid

And let us know below which consoles or games got you addicted and resulted in getting you reading this story today.

Last Updated: June 26, 2013

157 Comments

  1. Argentil

    June 26, 2013 at 09:02

    Dat faux wood paneling.

    Reply

  2. TechniKyle

    June 26, 2013 at 09:04

    Pac man got me started, but it was the arcade machine, not the console versions. The console versions lacks the right kind of nostalgia.

    Reply

    • Argentil

      June 26, 2013 at 09:20

      It’s quite a coincidence, I was just discussing what got us started in gaming with a friend of mine, last night. We were linking to youtube links of all of the NES games we played.

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 26, 2013 at 09:26

        It’s great to reminisce about the gaming past. What’s funny I only look back at those times with great fondness, I wonder if I will look back on next gen when I’m older with the same sentiments.

        Reply

        • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

          June 26, 2013 at 10:01

          You’ll look back and suffer PTSD from all the CoD games…

          Reply

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 10:02

            Blegh!! …. indeed ….. Will look back at franchises and generic war shooters …. THIS AINT NAM!!!

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:05

            Lol

  3. Deano

    June 26, 2013 at 09:09

    Does it come with the HDMI leads 😛

    Reply

  4. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 26, 2013 at 09:10

    My cuz has one just like that o_0

    Reply

  5. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 26, 2013 at 09:11

    Golden China because I wasn’t an elitist 😛

    Reply

  6. RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

    June 26, 2013 at 09:21

    I think many a current gen gamer could do with being strapped into a chair and made to spend a week playing some of these games. It may make them appreciate current generation games a hella lot more. Okay, I draw the line at Han Solo Dance off, but we have come a LONG way friends. I started off with battle tanks, man, I am old…

    Reply

    • brad coetzee

      June 26, 2013 at 10:26

      first video game I ever played was Pong, on this above advertised piece of shite. I became a gamer when we got the Commodore64. Loaded our games off a freakin tape deck! that tech is mental!

      Reply

  7. Skyblue

    June 26, 2013 at 09:22

    Wow, Combat and Space Invaders!

    Reply

  8. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 26, 2013 at 09:24

    I was a post Atari gamer child.

    I have such fond memories of all the NES games I played. I remember the days of playing Battle Toads Double Dragon with my brother and the joys of Tiny Toons and Felix the Cat.

    It wasn’t till I played Chrono Trigger that I really became heavily invested in gaming. Games were going to be much more than points and Hi-Scores. I can’t remember My life without games, jeez…

    Reply

    • Argentil

      June 26, 2013 at 09:29

      Contra, The Flintstones, Nuts & Milk, Track & Field, Circus Charlie etc.

      I was really young when I played these games.

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 26, 2013 at 09:34

        Me 2, Circus Charlie was awesome, jumping through hoops of fire like a BOASS .. I also remember playing Lode Runner and Chip n Dale to name a FEW

        Reply

        • Argentil

          June 26, 2013 at 09:41

          As a dumb, uncoordinated child, I could not get past the level with the beach balls (level 4 I think).

          Reply

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 09:45

            Dem Balls lol….good times

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 09:56

            I can actually hear the sound effects and music in my head while looking at that image 🙂

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 09:57

            🙂

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 10:05

            That music makes me way happier than any music has any right to hahahahaha

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 10:12

            Haha I know right ….. Gaming Nostalgia is always a happy event

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:07

            I had an ROM on my android phone a while ago, just to give it another bash. I still kinda sucked at it.
            I let my boss’ kid try it out, it was interesting. He’s a part of the current iPad generation, all about instant gratification, so he’d get irritated with hitting a game over and having to start over. That said, he kept going back to it just to try it again.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 10:09

            There’s a rom for android for this!? *runs of to play store*

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:10

            Ja, it was free too. I did eventually delete it, cause I felt guilty about pirating it, but you shouldn’t really. I would buy it if it were available on my platforms.

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:30

            I tried to find it, to redownload, but it’s not even on my list of apps in the store. It must have been pulled. I did find another site referencing it:

            http://www.appszoom.com/android_games/casual/charlie-circus-android-version_bamam.html

            Really bummed they removed it, but I understand 🙁

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 10:34

            aw boo 🙁

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 10:09

            Surprised he went back to it, but funny enough you find a lot of games on mobile that are designed like older NES games

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:11

            Ja, but with nasty microtransactions to offset the difficulty. I would rather my future/imaginery child played the real thing.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 10:13

            hahaha either or you say lol …… but Agreed, the MT is horrible. there are awesome games on PC too such as Super Meat Boy

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:15

            I think playing a game with difficulty and limitations is better than what kids have nowadays. It teaches temperance, and there’s always a greater sense of achievement.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 10:20

            Indeed, It sounds weird but those type of games has a helping hand in molding you into a fine human being lol

          • Hammersteyn

            June 26, 2013 at 10:17

            I currently have ALL the NES roms and when away on my Laptop I still fire a random one up from time to time.

          • Captain Minion TallTwit

            June 27, 2013 at 08:19

            Same. Vivid images and sounds of that game.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 26, 2013 at 09:55

        DUuuuuuuuuuude! Milk & Nuts was EPIC!

        Reply

        • Argentil

          June 26, 2013 at 09:56

          I know, such a weird little awesome game.

          Reply

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 09:58

            And Mappy!? You must remember Mappy! And Elevator action!

            That’s it… I need to find me one of those golden china consoles and a few old games!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 09:59

            Who could forget that, and Dig-Dug!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 10:02

            Hahahaha. Dig-dug! Pump pump pump POP!

            *Gasp* Such gratuitous violence! #trollol

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 26, 2013 at 10:04

            LOOOL , I was thinking about that game a while back and it was really violent for it’s time …. being stalked by crocodiles too … As a kid you never realize how evil it really is lol

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 26, 2013 at 10:06

            Pomp pomp pop?

            Sounds like @rincethis:disqus ‘s lovelife

            XD

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 26, 2013 at 10:08

            Ag nee sies man Erwin! haha

          • Hammersteyn

            June 26, 2013 at 10:16

            Yeah dig dug should be glug-glug

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 09:59

            Oh jeez, completely forgot those two. Elevator Action really scared me as a child (no idea why).

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 26, 2013 at 09:59

            Mappy hahaha, elevator action ftw!!!

  9. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 26, 2013 at 09:26

    CHOPIFTER!!!

    Reply

  10. CaptainNemo42

    June 26, 2013 at 09:27

    Strangely enough. I started gaming on a little know (currently) operating system called DOS. Games that got me hooked was games like Space, King’s and Police Quest. That was back in about 1988/89. Man, I learned how to type because of those games. Only got a Nintendo knock-off console a few years after that.

    Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 26, 2013 at 09:46

      My first DOS game that I really remember was Scorched Earth. That was an epic game on our 386!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 26, 2013 at 09:56

        Scorched Earth taught me a helluva lot at a young age man. Power, arc levels, strategy. Made me a young soldier/tactician

        Reply

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 26, 2013 at 09:57

          Indeed! And if you got fed up you just bought a super nuke and killed the whole screen (and the PC trying to “render” the “effects”)

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 26, 2013 at 09:58

            HAHAHAHA, sweet memories

    • Gavin Mannion

      June 26, 2013 at 10:16

      Police Quest is still one of my favourite games.. I loved that

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 26, 2013 at 10:17

        I don’t think I ever played that

        Reply

      • Happy Hamster

        June 26, 2013 at 10:26

        It Rocked Monkey Balls

        Reply

  11. ElimiNathan

    June 26, 2013 at 09:29

    NES – Contra

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 26, 2013 at 09:32

      contra was fun 🙂

      Reply

  12. DieJason

    June 26, 2013 at 09:31

    Combat is the best multiplayer game ever. EVER.

    Tanks, jets, biplanes. People, this is where Battlefield started.

    Reply

  13. TiMsTeR1033

    June 26, 2013 at 09:32

    I wouldnt buy that if I had a never ending money pile. I am glad to be in the days of great graphics and physics in games thank you! and for R520 bucks seriously now….. seriously

    Reply

  14. TiMsTeR1033

    June 26, 2013 at 09:41

    I remember Broken sword and how hard that game was at the goat if any one know what i mean lol

    Reply

  15. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 26, 2013 at 09:45

    I am salivating here haha. Nice haul that.

    What got me in to gaming was those original TV Games (Those famcon systems) and SuperMario Bros.

    Also Excite bike, Circus Charlie and Paperboy. I miss the good old days.

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    • Argentil

      June 26, 2013 at 09:46

      Yes, Paperboy. Forgot about that one.

      Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 26, 2013 at 09:49

      excite bike was the shit! making ramps and all that. Paperboy was fun too 🙂 breaking windows hitting dogs cars ect.

      Reply

  16. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 26, 2013 at 09:46

    For me personally, the best thing to come out of the Video Game Evolution is the music …. Hell even 8-bit Tracks were awesome back in the day

    Reply

    • Argentil

      June 26, 2013 at 09:47

      The Zero wing music is a great example (All Your Base). Anamanaguchi haven’t quiiite achieved those levels of driving awesomeness. Their Scott Pilgrim OST was their best one, imo.

      Reply

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 26, 2013 at 09:56

        I like Anamanaguchi, they do some cool tracks for the style.

        Zero wing was great yeah, But the moon theme of Duck Tales stand as the pinnacle of 8-bit music imo

        Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 26, 2013 at 09:48

      8-bit tracks are the best dude! Nothing better 🙂

      Reply

  17. RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

    June 26, 2013 at 09:50

    So, if I mentioned cutting my teeth on Battletoads, how many of you would throw something in my direction? I mean other than OVG 0-O

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      June 26, 2013 at 09:51

      battletoads! I was gonna say that but forgot it was called battle toads lol

      Reply

      • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

        June 26, 2013 at 09:53

        Man, the HARDEST game I have ever played. Those pesky bloody logs nailed me an OVG more than a construction site in Dubai!

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          June 26, 2013 at 09:56

          I played battletoads and double dragon combo lol was on space ship and could change the guys up. never found the orignal lol

          Reply

    • Argentil

      June 26, 2013 at 09:51

      So why haven’t MS made a battletoads game? It doesn’t even need to be a big-budget title.

      Reply

      • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

        June 26, 2013 at 09:55

        I think there was a law passed after the game came out. I believe it was called the ‘in order to help facilitate the rehabilitation of a generation of gamers who suffered severe emotional trauma caused by speeding logs’ Act. Since then no company dare make another…

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        • Argentil

          June 26, 2013 at 09:58

          Let’s be real here, any modern Battletoads would be much easier than the NES version. Game difficulty is hampered by this silly little thing called “Accessibility.”

          Reply

          • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

            June 26, 2013 at 09:59

            VERY true. They’d add a ‘turn logs into marshmellows option.

          • Argentil

            June 26, 2013 at 10:01

            Or, worse yet, a “purchase a log crusher for $0.99” option.

          • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

            June 26, 2013 at 10:18

            Oh gods, yeah…

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 26, 2013 at 09:58

      LOOOOOVE battle toads, freaking hard as ass!!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        June 26, 2013 at 09:58

        now why cant they make something like this? game devs have forgotten battletoads

        Reply

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 26, 2013 at 10:00

          It’s too hard for this generation of gamers 🙁

          Reply

  18. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 26, 2013 at 10:09

    Currently at R820!

    Reply

  19. CypherGate

    June 26, 2013 at 10:11

    Weirdly the first game that got me into gaming was on the NES. English name of the game was Fly Dragon Boxing 3. It was in japanese and couldnt make out any story to the game lol, but somehow i still enjoyed it loads. After that was Mario Bros and then Ninja Turtles.

    Not sure which one it was but it was a side scrolling one where you can go into the sewers etc etc… Those days games was so fun. Maybe im just getting too old now that im not fully into loads of gaming as before or…. life got more serious and that needed more of my attention.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 26, 2013 at 10:13

      You are never too old to enjoy games man 🙂

      Reply

  20. Sminty

    June 26, 2013 at 10:23

    Already own the original one I had as a kid, along with a pong game, a racer game and my original commodore 64….looks like I win the 80’s 😉

    Reply

  21. brad coetzee

    June 26, 2013 at 10:24

    I remember we had one of those in our house when I was young. Even then, I thought the graphics were so bad it depressed me. Only because it looked nothing like our cartoons on tv. Anyway, child logic hey?

    Reply

  22. Rags

    June 26, 2013 at 10:32

    I won’t bid. Because I already have exactly the same 😀

    Reply

  23. fred

    June 26, 2013 at 10:39

    Can you lend it to family and friends?

    Reply

  24. loftie

    June 26, 2013 at 10:54

    Very nice, nostalgia for maybe….2min, then put in cupboard in for 10 years

    Reply

  25. Johann

    June 26, 2013 at 11:14

    Ah the good old Atari, the first console I ever played on. Used to play the crap out of games like asteroid, planet patrol, gangster alley and breakout. Still wonder what happened to my console and all the games/controllers.

    Reply

  26. OVG

    June 26, 2013 at 12:17

    Does it need a day one internet patch?

    Reply

  27. Gavin Mannion

    June 26, 2013 at 13:49

    This story does not deserve to lose most comments to Geoff’s PS4 graphics story.. I officially protest… Don’t let it happen

    Reply

    • Zoe

      June 26, 2013 at 13:53

      i second that, seeing as i sent you this story in the first place! i want to get a special mention in this award.

      Reply

      • Emm

        June 26, 2013 at 14:24

        A special thank you to Zoe for recommending this story 🙂

        Reply

      • Emm

        June 26, 2013 at 15:18

        It appears my special mention has been deleted Zoe 🙁

        Reply

  28. Marc O Polo

    June 28, 2013 at 07:41

    ended up selling for R1,662… wonder if its someone who frequents this site!

    Reply

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