Gadget Hall of Fame: Atari Jaguar

Atari's final home console is a cat cut from a different cloth to Sega and Nintendo contemporaries

Once you’ve found a decent Jaguar you should track down one of the matching CD units, which sat atop the console with the unfortunate side effect of making it look like a teddy bear’s toilet. You were then empowered to play the interactive CD-ROM titles of the day, such as Space Ace and Myst. It’s easy to find boxed examples for sale too, thanks to there not being many reasons to take a Jaguar CD out of its box once you bought it.

Search eBay for Atari Jaguar consoles.

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