ATARI 2600 & 7800 Pro-Line / Deluxe Joystick / Super Controller Rev 1

What's in a name? Marketed as the the 'Super Controller', Deluxe Joystick, Pro-Line Joysick and probably other titles the joystick appears to be Atari's attempt to slim down and simplify the controllers that were released with the Atari 5200.

Contrary to popular belief the joystick was shipped with certain versions of the 2600 Jr. as well as the Atari 7800. It featured a streamlined, 'palm hold' design with two action buttons which functioned independently on the 7800. Semi-interestingly the box art photo for the 2600 Jr. showed the joystick with a slightly different stick top and they were called 'Super Controller'.

Nifty though the joystick was, it soon came under fire due to its poor ergonomics causing cramping in the hand you would both hold and press the action buttons with.

The joystick was abandoned and the Atari 7800 was later re-released with the Joypad (see its page on this site for details).

Atari Pro-line Joystick Atari Deluxe Joystick Atari Super Controller      
Unit pictured has been sold and its location is unknown.