No, it’s not the Chameleon, nor is it a piece of dentistry equipment (as it would later go on to become.. more about that in another episode). It’s the 64 bit Atari Jaguar, released in 1993. The Atari Jaguar is another machine I recall flashing past my young eyes on that digital glowing box known as television, in magazines and in the news, and had deep cravings for. Look at this 64 bit behemoth of a machine. 64 BITS?! How was this even possible. The games looked impressive, the controller was packed to the brim, this was the future. Well, it was for a few months at least. But even after that time, I’ll never forget the image of Alien vs. Predator etched on my mind. Being a huge fan of the films, this game seemed to capture exactly what I needed, it even looked better than Doom! It was reassuring to know that after a few decades and finally getting my hands on it, that it played as well as I had imagined. Anyway, let’s take a quick look at the Atari Jaguar and it’s brief stint in the limelight of 1993 and 1994.

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The Atari Jaguar, in all it’s artistic “out of focus” glory… It’s a thing of absolute beauty, even if it did go on to form the basis for dental hygiene equipment…

Atari Jaguar