|A number of studies suggest that video games can help speed up your reactions in real-life. Bring home the Atari Jaguar video game console for your kids and relax. This Atari video game system is powered by the 26.5 MHz Tom processor that contains a 32 bit RISC GPU so your graphics are clear and vivacious. Choose from among the 50 game cartridges of this Atari game console. There are 2D and 3D action and shooting games like Alien Vs. Predator, Tempest 2000 and Iron Soldier 1 and 2 in this Atari video game system. Power buttons are well aligned on this Atari video game system in a way that they are easy to access. The Atari Jaguar has S-Video outputs so you can connect it to the TV.|
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The Atari Jaguar is the last console that was released by Atari and it makes for a great collectors item but going by a normal review standpoint:
-Library of games is filled with exclusives
-The cartridges are as original as it gets including a handle and the Atari name on the back of the cart
-The controller is comfortable to hold
-no protector for the cartridge slot
-supposed to be 64 bit but only about 32 bit
-controller has a strange kind of flat dpad, buttons feel like your squishing them
Really good for collectors or people looking for a new gaming experience, regular gamers will be turned off by its controller and its library of games except for a few "good" games.
As a retro game collector, there was a gaping hole where the Jaguar was missing. Having just recently purchased an Atari Lynx, it seemed fitting to put this alongside it.
When I bought the system on eBay, it was listed as partially broken. This actually made it quite easy to obtain, as no one else seemed interested in purchasing it. Oddly enough, though, when I received the system and plugged it in, it worked completely fine for me. However, the screen flickers a bit when I attempt to push the "pause" button. A minor issue, and not one that discourages me from keeping it.
I will be purchasing more games and a composite video cable for the system in the near future, so I will see for myself if there are more issues with the system that were unknown. But for now, I am satisfied with my Jaguar.
I bought the Atari Jaguar because I like to collect vintage console units. I purchased this unit with a copy of Iron Soldier. At first I thought the sound wasn't working but I found that the sound was set to the lowest setting on most games. There is an option to adjust this in game through the Jag's keypad options on the controllers. Although they say it was a 64 bit unit I wouldn't so much compare it to others like the saturn and playstation which I also have as well....rather its games are very "atari" and you can see the unit's progression from its predecessors like the 7800 and the 2600.
Overall there are some titles like Tempest and NBA JAM that are very fun for play and really easy on the eyes. Its a really cool system to collect for...watch the cd unit guys as it does have its quirks.
Thanks for reading.
The Atari Jaguar system is an excellent system to collect and play. It was the first 64-bit system, yes it was a 64-bit system not 32-bit. It had two 32-bit processors and the throughput of the system was 64-bit so the end result was 64-bits of processing power. The missile command game is a must have as it was being developed for the 3D headset but the headset was never released. Other must have games include: AvP, iron soldier 1&amp;2, doom, tempest 2000. The controllers were not the best but they work and are an improvement over the 5200 and 7800 controllers.
It wasn't around for long but it was revolutionary for its time. A 64 bit system at this time was unheard of until many years later with the Nintendo 64. If it wasn't for the 600-800 dollar price tag in the United States when it came out it may have been the number 1 system. However its price and cost of production were its demise. A true video game system collectors item.