|Atari's manuals for the 5200 follow the same style as their cartridges and boxes.
For the most part Atari's manuals were fairly comprehensive, especially Atari's
early works for the system: Star
Raiders is almost 40 pages! They were full-color and made liberal use of graphics
throughout. This is a sharp contrast to Atari's 7800 manuals,
which were either one or two color and very short by comparison.
While the percentage of third-party games for the 5200 is lower than for the
2600, there are still a good number of games from Activision,
These are more interesting to collect for, as they deviate from Atari's cookie-cutter
If you have any manuals that we're missing and would like to loan them to us
or scan them yourself, please