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  • Atari2600LabelVariationsThisAtari2600labellistisacompilationofinputfrommanycollectorsinthefield.Alotofhardworkhasbeengivenbythesecollectors.Youknowwhoyouare,andaretoomanytolist.Ithankyouforeverythingyouvedone.Sincethislistisajointeffort,itwillbeavailableforalltouse.Itisashamethatwhenyouinputsomething,youarenotfittouseit.Somakeacopyforyourselforaskmeforone.Itellyoutodothis,sothelistdoesnotvanishincasesomethingeverhappenstomeormywebsite.Toupdatethislistonmywebsite,contactmeatpdispenza@verizon.net.IwilltryandcorrectanymistakesandaddanynewinfoasIcomeacrossit.Ivecompiledanewandimprovedlistfromtheoneyouveseenthroughouttheyears.Ivealsomadeitmuchsimplertouse.Anyquestionsorcomments,justcontactme.ImalwaysontheAtariAgewebsiteasPhilflound.Rarityisgoingtobebasedonthelabelvariationofthecartridge,notthegameitself.Therearemanywebsitesandguidesthatgivetherarityofthecarts,soitisjustduplicateinfoyoudontneed.Iamgivingrarity3gradesalongwitha(?)grade.Theremaybemorethanonegradeforvariations.Forexample,Combathas28variationslistedatthistime.2oftheseareCommon,9Uncommon,and17Rare.Commonofcoursewillbetheleastexpensiveversionstofind,Rareshouldbethemostexpensive.A(?)meansIdonothaveenoughdatatodeterminehowrarealabelvariationis,orifitevenexists.Myestimatesareguesses.Ontherarestgames,acommonwillbegivenifonlyonelabelisknown,orifmorethanonelabelisknown,butareaboutequalinoccurrence.Nopriceswillbegivenhere,butwillbethesolejudgmentofeachindividualtodetermine.Imayquestiontheexistenceofavariationifitispossibletomake.Suchashavinganendlabelofalaterversiongluedontoanolderversionofthegame.Bewaryonthesetypesofvariations,thoughtheymaybelegitimate.A*aftertheentrymeansthatIhaveascanofthisparticularlabelvariationavailable.Scansarenowavailableonthevideogamevariations.comwebsite.Ifthereisaparticularvariationwiththecartridgeitselfingeneral,thenIwillshowascanofthecarts.Forexample,DataAgewiththeroughsurface,smoothsurface,andcastingmarkApollowiththewidthofthecompanymoldedColecowiththeMADEINmoldedinback,andthevariousMNetworkmoldvariations.Thiswillbedonebecausethelabelsthemselvesmaybeidentical,butthevariantliesinthemold.PALnotationson3rdpartysoftwarewillbenotedintheentryonlyifthereisaPALdesignationsomewhereonthecartridge.ThatmeansthatacartridgecouldbePAL,evenifthereisnodesignationintheentryoronthecartridge.Rarity: Common(C)thiswouldbefound6outof10times

    Uncommon(U)thiswouldbefound3outof10timesRare(R)thiswouldbefound1outof10times,ifthatUnknown(?)cannotdeterminetherarity

    Abbreviations: ML:=mainlabelEL:=endlabel Cart:=theactualplasticcartridge Typo:=typographicalerror =copyright =registered =trademark

    Manuals:Iveaddedinstructionmanualstothelist.ThisiswhatIveseenorhadinmypossession.TherewillprobablybemuchmorethanwhatIhavesofar,soagain,ifyouhavesomethingthatisnotlisted,pleasegivemeascanofallpagesifpossibleincludingcovers.Pagecountlisteddoesincludecoversandanyunnumberedpagesiftheyarenumberedwithinthemanual.Pagecountgivenwillbeindividualpages,thoughthemanualmaynotbestapled,andfoldsopentocreateoneortwolargepages,whichIlltrytonote.Logically,ifsomethingisRev3orC,thenthereshouldbe2or3othersbeforeit.SomemanualsdidnothaveaRevlisted,meaningthatthiswouldbethefirstversionandaRev1shouldbethesecondprinting.Colorgivenonthemanualisforthefrontcover,most

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  • likelytheoutsidebackgroundofanyphotosordrawingsshown.Iamnotgoingtogiveraritiesforthissection,justlistingforinformation.Sizeismeasuredininchesandmayhaveadecimaltothehundredth,thoughImmeasuringby1/16ths,soalldecimalswillbebasedonthatnumber.Manualswillalsohaveprintedormadeinifonthepagesandwillhavecopyrightyearandpossibleprinterandprinteddateifspecified.Boxes:Boxeslistedwillbeallversionsthatthecartridgescamein,withapossibilitythatitwasreleasedinabaginsteadofbox.Copyrightyearwillbelistedfirst,alongwiththegeneralcolorofthefrontofthebox.SomeboxesmayhaveaRevlisted,usuallyfoundonthelittleflapatthetoporbottomofthebox.Variationsoftheboxmaybenotedifthereissomethingsignificantlydifferentwithaphoto,sticker,orsuch.PrintedandMadeincountrieswillbelisted.MostboxsizesarestandardwithAtarigames,butoddshapedsuchaslarger,smaller,orthinnermaybenoted,especiallyifthereismorethanonesizeforaparticulargame.Again,noraritieswillbegivenforboxes,justinformationalpurposes.Also,iftherearespecificyearsmadeonacartridgelabel,say1982and1987,thenlogicshouldsaythatthereshouldbetwoboxesforthesameyears,orclosetothem.Soifyouseeseverallabelswithdifferentyears,butdontseeseveralboxeslisted,tryanddosomedetectiveworkandfindoutifthereareboxesnotlisted.WithAtariandSears,thereseemstobefourboxvariationswiththephysicalconstructionofthebox.Theearlygameswerereleasedoriginallyinabooktypeopeningboxwherethefrontoftheboxopenstoviewthecontents.Therearethreeothertypesofboxes.Thefirstisstandardopeningoftheboxfromthetopflap,wherethewholetopflaptucksintothebox.Thebottomflapalsotucksintothebox.Thesecondversionisgluedonbothtopandbottom,andthereisahangtaggluedtothetopofthebackofthebox.Thislittlehangtagtucksintoaslotonthetopflap.ThereisafourthversionthatIdiscovered.Itisagluedtopflapthatissimilartoacerealboxwithatab.Imgoingtocallthisthetabflapstylebox.Sowhenlabelingtheboxes,youwillseebookstyleopeningbox,standardflapstylebox,gluedflapstylebox,andtabflapstylebox.Ifnoneofthesearelisted,thenIhavenotpersonallyseentheboxandwouldneedcollectorinputtolistitcorrectly.Anotherthingthatwerecentlydiscoveredisthatsomeoftheprintersputtheirnamesonthetinyflaps,manytimeswiththemonthandyeartheboxwasprinted.BesidesAtari,thereareseveral3rdpartysoftwarecompaniesthatalsoshowtheprinteronthetinyflaps.ThecompaniesthathaveprintedboxesthemostareBertcoGraphics,AdpakSanFrancisco,IvyHill,andShorewoodPackaging,buttherearemanyothernamesorinitialsontheboxesbesidesthesefour.AnytimeIrunacrossanyofthesecompaniesontheflaps,Iwilllistitintheinformationoftheboxversion.IfanyonefindsboxesthathaveanyofthesecompaniesprintedonthemthatIhavenotdesignatedinthelistinghere,pleasecontactmeandletmeknowsoIcanaddit._____________________________________________________________________________________ATARITherearemanydifferentlabelvariationsforAtari.Earlylabelsweretext,thenwentontopictureswithablackbackground.Fromthere,thepicturehadasilverbackground,whichbecameadullgreyafterthat.Theythenwenttoareddishbrownbackgroundlabel.TherearealsoexceptionstotherulesonspeciallabelsforoutsidelicensedgamessuchasPeanuts,Disney,andSesameStreet,alongwithacoupleofothersthatwillbenoted.

    Labeltype1sttxtML:largeletters.EL:2numbersbeforename.

    2ndtxtML:smallletters.EL:nonumbersbeforename.3rdtxtML:gameprogramnowhasslantede.1/2txtspecialcomboofonetypeoftextonmainlabel,andanotheronendlabel.2/3txtspecialcomboofonetypeoftextonmainlabel,andanotheronendlabel.

  • PicBlAnalltextlabelwasremovedandreplacedwithadrawnpictureofthegame.Thebackground behindthepictureisblack.

    PicSil1Pictureremains,buttheblackbackgroundisnowsilver.Atari2600isabovephotointhecenter.

    PicSil2Largerpicture,Atari2600issmallintheupperrightcorner.PicGr1Pictureremains,buttheblackbackgroundisnowgrey,notsilver.Atari2600isabovephotointhe center.PicGr2Largerpicture,Atari2600issmallintheupperrightcorner.Labelisnowgrey,notsilver.Picred1Blackandwhitepictureswithredbackground.Picred2Colorpictureswithredbackground.PicBr1SimilartoPicSil1,butbackgroundisbrown(muchdarkerthanredlabels).Atari2600isabovephotointhecenter.PicBr2SimilartoPicSil2,butbackgroundisbrown(muchdarkerthanredlabels).Atari2600isinthe upperrightcorner.YellowSesameStreetlicensedgameshaveyellowlabels.BlueDisneylicensedgameshavebluecheckeredlabels.RedPeanutslicensedgameshaveredcheckeredlabels.PurpleMuppetslicensedgameshavepurplelabels.

    PROprototype PPALformat.ThesearenonUSversions.Apisusuallyontheendlabel,andinsomecasesonthemainlabel.PleasenotethatifalabelexistsinbothNTSCandPAL,butthereisNOdifferencebetweenthetwolabels,therewillbeonlyonelisting,thoughwemaynoteitasbothNTSCandPALinthedescription.Also,wearenotgoingtonoteacartridgeasPALunlessithasapsomewhereonthelabel,orapstickerdenotingitasPAL.So,itspossiblethatavariationonlyexistsinPALformat,butitwontbelistedassuch.DonotassumealistingasbeingNTSC.Cartridgetype Cart1lockingcircuitboardcover Cart2freeslidingcircuitboardcover Cart3nocircuitboardcover

    Name Model32in1 CX26163Pa)* C 1988,CART3,greenlabel,textonly,note:noendlabelwasmadeforthiscart,MadeinChinaA) Manual no,whitepaper,foldsoutto2sides,backandfrontB) Manual 1988,whitepaper,C300448001,foldsoutto2sides,backandfront,PrintedinHongKong,

    RevB1)* Box 1988,redbox,MadeinTaiwan,PrintedinTaiwan

  • 3DTicTacToe CX2618a)* R 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,medium,redtextb)* U 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,medium,purpletextc)* R 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,medium,redtext,ML:CX2618P,PALd)* R PicBl 1978,CART1,bluetexte) R PicBlp 1978,CART1,bluetext,EL:pprintedonright,PALf)* R PicBl 1986,CART3,ML:nousewith...g)* R PicBl 1986,CART?,ML:blacktapeovercontrollerinfoh)* R PicBl 1986,CART?,ML:Typo:usewithpaddleA)*Manual 1980,black,C01140218onback,8pages,4x6.5,PrintedinUSA,Rev1B)*Manual 1986,white,C01974142/Aonback,12pages,5x7,PrintedinTaiwan,Rev1,b&wcover

    andcontents,K.I.3.1988onback1)* Box 1980,lightbluebox,WarnerCommunicationsCompanyonbottomfront,lightblue

    warrantybox,outsidewarrantybox,PrintedinUSA,Rev1onflap,standardflapstylebox,AdpakSanFrancisco5/80,7/80ontinyflap

    2)* Box 1980,lightbluebox,WarnerCommunicationsCompanyonbottomfront,5languagesprintedonback,PrintedinUSA

    3)* Box 1986,lightbluebox,noWCConfront,nowarranty,MadeinTaiwan,PrintedinTaiwan,Rev1onflap,standardflapstylebox,KuangIH3/88ontinyflap

    ActionPak PRO8101)* Box 1978,bluebox,containsgenericwhiteboxesofBreakout,Othello,andDodge'em,Printedin

    USAAdventure CX2613a)* U 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,yellowletters,mediumb)* R 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,yellowletters,medium,ML:CX2613P,PALc)* R 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,ML:yellowletters,medium,EL:orangelettersd)* U 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,goldletters,smalle)* R 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,goldletters,small,ML:CX2613P,PAL,thinfontf)* R 2ndtxt 1980,CART1,goldletters,small,ML:CX2613P,PAL,thickfontg)