Atari 2600 emulators

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Atari VCS / Atari 2600
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Developer Atari, Inc.
Type Home video game console
Generation Second generation
Release date 1977
Discontinued 1992
Successor Atari 5200
Emulated

The Atari 2600 (also known as Video Computer System or simply VCS) is a second-generation console released by Atari on September 11, 1977. It retailed for $199.99 and had a 6507 CPU at 1.19 MHz with 128 bytes of RAM. It had a 160x192 16-color, out of 128, display.

Emulators[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Accuracy Active Recommended
PC / x86
Stella Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 6.2.1 Cycle
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.222 Cycle
Z64K Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Beta 3.0 Cycle
Pantheon Windows 9.520 High
javatari
javatari.js (old)
Web 5.0.3 ?
z26 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 4.07 High ~
PCAE Windows MS-DOS 2.6
2.7
High ~
CLK macOS FreeBSD 2020-05-10 Mid
EMU7800 Windows 1.8 Mid
BizHawk Windows 2.4.2 ?
Stellarator Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Git ?
Gopher2600 Linux Git ?
Mobile / ARM
Stella[N 1] iOS Linux 3.4.1 ?
2600.emu Android 1.5.2.8 ?
Ataroid Android 1.0.4 ?
g2600 Android 7.2.0 ?
Console
Stella[N 1] PlayStation 3 PSP
Wii Nintendo 3DS Switch
3.4.1 ?
PSP2600 PSP 1.2.0 ?
Wii2600 Wii 0.2 ? ? ? ?
Other
1FPS Atari 2600 Emulator Minecraft Datapacks 0.2 ?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only available on consoles and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).

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