Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong Jr.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in 7800 Ave., Arcade Life, Atari 7800, Nintendo, Reviews
Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong Jr.

In this episode, Armando, Carlos and I play Donkey Kong Jr. on the Atari 7800 using the hard-to-find Atari 7800 control pad, which was never officially released in the USA. Nintendo games on Atari. It’s really hard to imagine now, playing a Nintendo-exclusive game on another console. Everybody knows how strict Nintendo is on their licensing. Seeing a Nintendo-exclusive game on a different console is crazy. As you’ll see in the episode, Armando and Carlos were surprised by the quality of Donkey Kong on the Atari 7800 and the responsiveness of the Atari 7800 control pad using the short-throw thumbstick. They weren’t expecting an Atari console to push graphics nearly identical to the NES version of Donkey Kong

Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 in 7800 Ave., Arcade Life, Atari 7800, Nintendo, Reviews
Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong

In this episode, Armando, Carlos and I play Donkey Kong on the Atari 7800 using the hard-to-find Atari 7800 control pad, which was never officially released in the USA. Nintendo games on Atari. It’s really hard to imagine now, playing a Nintendo-exclusive game on another console. Everybody knows how strict Nintendo is on their licensing. Seeing a Nintendo-exclusive game on a different console is crazy. As you’ll see in the episode, Armando and Carlos were surprised by the quality of Donkey Kong on the Atari 7800 and the responsiveness of the Atari 7800 control pad using the short-throw thumbstick. They weren’t expecting an Atari console to push graphics nearly identical to the NES version of Donkey Kong

Atari’s Lost Deal for the Nintendo NES

Atari’s Lost Deal for the Nintendo NES

By Justin on September 1, 2004  |  Retroist  |  Instagram In 1983 Nintendo was in talks to license the NES to Atari for worldwide distribution outside of Japan. Agreements were being met, the deal was nearly signed, but history would happen differently. Had a few minor skirmishes been avoided and the resignation of Atari CEO […]