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 Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Stella Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 6.7 Cycle
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.250 Cycle
Z64K Java 2.0.0 (2021-12-26) Cycle
javatari
javatari.js (old)
Web 5.0.3 ?
Pantheon Windows 12.000 High ~
PCAE Windows MS-DOS 2.6
2.7
High ~
z26 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD MS-DOS 4.07 High ~
BizHawk Windows 2.8 ?
Gopher2600 Windows Linux git High
CLK Linux macOS FreeBSD 2022-11-25 Mid
EMU7800 Windows 5.3.0.0 Mid
Stellarator Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git ?
Mobile / ARM
Stella[N 1] iOS Linux GP32 6.7 ?
Stella - Pyra Dragonbox Pyra 0.1 ?
2600.emu Android Dragonbox Pyra 1.5.65
1.5.46.02 Pyra
?
Ataroid Android 1.0.4 ?
g2600 Android 7.2.0 ?
Console
Stella[N 1] PlayStation 3 PSP
Wii Nintendo 3DS Switch
Nintendo DS
6.7 ?
Wii2600 Wii git ? ~
PSP2600 PSP 1.2.0
Source (1.2.0)
?
Stella DC Dreamcast 0.2F ?
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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Internet Archive[edit]

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