Wronged by liers.😎
To be honest anyone who steps forward today 22 yrs after jaguar and outs it down is either lieing for no reason or didn't own one and going off u tube like nerd idiot whatever his name is.anyway it's an awesome machine has huge libary today new games monthly still real games boxed Manuel's not just a burned disk yet there out there too. Buy and u will see if programer did work games are great but if lazed off and ported crap it was 16 ports then .anyway u spill it it's a blast to this day Atari age songbird ,and duranik are a few of big hitters making gems monthly and there new games not ports but then there the Atari St computer games 560 titles and there now being ported over to jaguar so as libary grows how many others besides Sega Dreamcast which is another monster can brag like that ..just play for yerself u will thank us real Atari nuts.Read full review
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Atari's Last Valient Gasp
This could have been a great platform but Atari mismanaged it. It was as good as or better than the PS1 but very few Developers made games for it. The games that came out some were sub par but it had some Gems such as Tempest 2000, Alien vs Predator, Iron Soldier, Atari Carts and a bunch more. Today 20 years later there is a vibrant home-brew community actively producing games for it. It lives on because of loyal fans, which I am one of them. To any collector the Jaguar is a must have in their collection.
Verified purchase: No
The game console is one of my favorites , because grafx and game play. It'a easy to be swepted away into the past by this product. Now time to build up on games. ;)
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
What it Lacks in Quantity, it Sometimes Makes Up for in Quality
When I was a kid, my parents would take my sister and I to Babbage's to purchase all of the hot new releases for the Super Nintendo. Proudly displayed in the center of the store, was the new, ultra-powerful, super-neat controlled, mega expensive power house the Atari Jaguar. It looked cool and ever so tempting, but I knew even at that young age that the machine was too expensive. Fast forward twenty years, and now, the Atari Jaguar has collapsed in price, and it is certainly feasible for collectors to add this to their shrines. It does seem that only collectors would appreciate this machine for what it is: a lot of untapped potential. The graphics are stunning for its time and the controller with its telephone keypad, is completely unique and potentially offers limitless game play experience. The reality of the machine, however, is that game developers found it difficult to work with, thus we see that the vast majority of games for the console don't show the system in all of its true glory. The controller, which is essentially a Sega Genesis controller on the top and a touch-tone phone on the bottom, had infinite opportunities for unique game play, but ultimately, the keypad was often considered to be an after thought. The simple reality is that there a few games for this platform, and the ones that we see woefully under-represent the Atari Jaguar. That is not to say that there are not exquisite titles for the Jaguar. The platform thrived on horrifyingly gruesome fighting games- products that critics (rightfully so) declare are Mortal Kombat rip offs. Ultra Vortek (one of the Jaguar's few exclusives) is a specific game of this genre, and it is the reason why I purchased the Jaguar. Ultra Vortek does not disappoint- it delivers a great deal of nauseating violence in a soul-crashing cyberpunk nightmare. Overall, the Atari Jaguar really is a solid machine, but it really only has appeal to somewhat hard-core collectors. If your goal is simply to have machines that have a wide variety of high quality games, then the Jaguar is probably not for you (hmm... with that last sentence, I think I just explained why the machine failed so abysmally). Many of the Jaguar games are available on the 3DO, Sega Saturn, Playstation, and even the Super Nintendo, and the Jaguar versions of those titles do little to show off its capabilities. However, there are treasures that can only be experienced the Jaguar, and if you want to expand your collection to a new and largely overlooked frontier, then I certainly recommend the Atari Jaguar.Read full review
Out of 30 consoles I own this is by far the WORST!!!
The question is hard to resolve, largely because the definition of what constitutes an "N-bit" system has not been set. Of the five processors in the Jaguar, only the object processor and the blitter are "true" 64-bit components. Because the blitter and the object processor are in the Tom chip, by extension Tom is a 64-bit chip. Furthermore, the Jaguar also used a 64-bit memory architecture Most say the Jaguar should be considered a 32-bit system, as that is the maximum register size in the programmable processors (the 68000, the graphics processor, and the DMA sound processor). The Jaguar visually appears between 16/32 bit in graphic capabilities when analyzing the consoles entire library of around only 57 games. Atari Jaguar titles such as the arcade style fighter "Ultra Vortek" and exorbitant space exploration game "Battlesphere Gold" show the console had potential when handled correctly by dedicated programmers.Read full review