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Atari Jaguar System

by Atari
Atari Jaguar
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B002A96PI0
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 10 inches ; 8 pounds
  • Media: Nintendo 64
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,173 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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sysyem shows only normal signs of wear but overall in good condition. this is for system only no cords cables or anything else. the system is fully tested and functional but you will need to buy cables.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skip the Math September 24, 2013
By Pathos
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I admit right now, giving the Jaguar five stars is probably overly generous, considering all the problems the embattled system had. But personally I enjoy playing the Jaguar just as much as any video game system, and I want to show some love for the machine, perhaps simply to compensate for the unfair amount of critisism the Jaguar has endured.
In the early 90s Atari was sort of caught between generations. It's arch-rival was the 3DO, which proved to have more longevity but was so over-priced that it was almost in a whole different market. While the Jaguar ran circles around the Genesis and Snes in terms of power, the hype of the Playstation and Saturn loomed over the Jaguar in 94, it's pivotal year. Atari had a chance, but was unable to get enough software on the shelves to give it sufficient leverage against oncoming systems.
In a little over two years, the "official" lifespan of the Jaguar, only 54 or 55 games were released. More have been released since, but the "post-mortem" Jaguar titles are rare and expensive. This small library is probably the Jags biggest problem as a retro-system today. A lot of key-genres were missed. There aren't any baseball games, the one football game sucks, and is basically a Genesis port without any enhancements, there are no RPGs whatsoever, and the lack of 3rd party support left the Jag without any recognizable franchise games, such as Mega Man, Contra, Castlevania, Madden, Street Fighter, ect. Okay, it does have "Doom", "Pitfall", and "Bubsy", but that just isn't enough.
The controller has been universally panned for the 12 digit keypad. It's inclusion is a headscratcher, it's a bad idea for button input.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First big purchase of my young life in '95 August 29, 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First time I played this system was at "Incredible Universe" electronics store(those that can remember that place.)I remember it being on display and played the awsome game of Alien V.S Predator. After playing that in 1995, I was hooked and worked all summer long to purchase the system for myself. I was in 5th grade at this time, and to this day, I still have the system with the box and in good condition. And sisnce i have a job now, I have recently purchased almost all games for the system. Those taht play the system today, I can understand one not appreciating the system. There are some great games on the system( of course Tempest and AVP) but also other games which wer not appreciated as much but were the best ports of classic games; for example no other system on the market had a better port of games such as Doom, Wolfenstein, Primal Rage, Rayman or NBA Jam, as well as some great rip-offs of other games. Nintindo had mario cart, jaguar had atari karts, everyone else had Mortal Kombat, Jaguar had Ultra Vortex And the CD attachment had the first interactive cd player in which u coud conduct the psychodelic light show on ur television when playing a cd (this of course was perfected on windows media player) Though due to lack of support from 3rd parties, there are some laughable games that were at the time being sold for $60, there are some great games on the system, and even now, games are still being developed with a professional quality. Give the Jaguar a chance, it has a charm about it i will never forget, or easily let go of.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great machine, lack of 3rd party support. January 6, 2011
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The Atari Jaguar was a great machine and was 2 years ahead of Nintendo with their Nintendo 64.

This system had serious potential. The only problems with it were it was too expensive, the controller was terrible (a SEGA controller with a keypad), and lack of 3rd party games. To top that off, Atari released a CD add-on to a system that not many owned. To be honest, I have heard of a Jaguar 10 years ago, but never saw one until about 2 years ago when the Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed it. Now I finally have one 17 years after it released to experience it first-hand.

The system itself looks OK and fits in any entertainment center. I don't like that there is no dust cover for the game slot. So just keep a game in the Jaguar at all times and you are fine. There is another uncovered port on the back which I have no idea what it could be used for. Maybe they were planning something, but the system died too fast.

Atari Jaguar claimed to be the most advanced thing at the time and even though it was as far as graphics went, here is what I have come up with. Most of the games were 2-D and that stereoscopic looking 3-D where it appears 3-D only when the camera moves around. The fully 3-D games like Cybermorph are basically 1 step above Star Fox (SNES) and played a little better than the arcade version of Race Drivin'.

All in all, the system is fantastic for its time, however, it has a library of only 87 games, so there is not much to choose from.

The games I highly recommend are DOOM, Tempest 2000, and Cybermorph (just because it's fun to make fun of when you hear it say "Where did you learn to fly?").
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is. December 29, 2012
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This is not a great game system...some people say it's terrible while others try to hype it up as something amazing...I tend to put it more in line with not that great. This is actually my third jaguar as the first two eventually stopped working. With that being said, it is a piece of nostalgia and there are games for it you can't play on other systems. I enjoy owning one, glad I have one, but I am not kidding myself on what it is...a not so great system with no so great games.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Who wants to buy a system with no controllers or cords sounds like a...
I can't figure out why who ever is selling this have 3 diff pics making you think your Getting controllers and games and all you need for system and your not! Read more
Published 19 days ago by KERRY J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't get old
I love this system. You need to own one. I have an XBOX One with kinect, a PS4 and I still have my Jaguar and Sega still connected. I still play my old systems. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jean-Paul Oyhenart
1.0 out of 5 stars not sure
Never was a big Atari fan.

Other top loading systems such as the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, etc have a door where the cartridge slot is. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ryan Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Good system
Good system don't see how it failed I like it out of vintage game systems it should have competed with sega genesis and Super Nintendo
Published 12 months ago by carol mcneely
1.0 out of 5 stars very vey bad
title says it all yeah...... AVGN hates this console the controller is.... bad the graphics are........ the worst..... this is not 64 bit..... tecnically
Published 21 months ago by julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaming from the 90's
Vintage system in excellent condition. Relive the video games from over 20 years ago. I'm very happy with the purchase.
Published 21 months ago by Vincent G.
4.0 out of 5 stars Atari for the 90s
This system is a little under rated in my opinion. Has same great games: Alien vs predator is amazing and the Bruce Lee story is a lot of fun. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Sens0614
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Underrated
For those of you who put this system down,you don't know ANYTHING about video games.This console was cleary ahead of it's time and it DID have good games. Read more
Published on January 28, 2013 by SideshowBob
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my money back!
When I ordered the jaguar it seemed from the images of the product that I would get the system,two controllers,everything I would need to play the game system insted after the... Read more
Published on October 16, 2012 by must find
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth It?
For most people?

probably not...

I purchased this system when it first came out, I heard that they might release Mortal Kombat 3 on the machine and I figured... Read more
Published on January 28, 2011 by DrJAXX
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