Atari 5200 Controller (Jaguar Controller Conversion)


Atari Jaguar to 5200 controller conversion.  2 controllers in stock.

Available on backorder

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This is the Atari Jaguar to 5200 controller. The current version is v.2.2, which has been individually adjusted to be at dead center at rest, has an improved strain relief and user adjustable potentiometers. Works with most but not all games. From my testing, it works with about 95% of all games, the least playable is Star Wars: The Arcade Game, but just about everything else works perfectly or at least very playable. I embedded a video of me testing some games below to give you an idea of how the controller works.

I currently have parts for 2 in stock, February 3, 2024. If I run out of stock, it takes about a week to get new parts in. If I need to build new, it takes 2 to 3 days, otherwise, will ship next day.

The cord is 10′ long, high quality, and brand new. Hand made and tested in USA. $129 + actual shipping to the US.

Jaguar to 5200 Controller

Actual Photo of Jaguar to 5200 controller.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
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10 Responses to Atari 5200 Controller (Jaguar Controller Conversion)

  1. Hi David, I hope you are doing well. Just a friendly reminder that I am interested in your analog Jag 5200 controller. No rush, when you are ready 🙂
    You may get some additional orders for your D-pad Jag 5200 controller as I have shared mine with our 5200 Podcast listeners. Hopefully that will drum up some extra business for you. When you get a chance just say Hi, so I know you got my message, thanks.

    • admin says:

      Still working on the analog controller, just not happy with the performance in some games (Rescue on Fractulus and Gyruss) so it is still a work in progress.
      Looking at your thread over on Facebook, I see many of my customers have chimed in on the Jaguar to 5200 conversion. For digital games, it really can’t be beat.

  2. Paul E Holbrook says:

    Hey boss I just can’t afford $180 for two controllers. I have two of them… If I mailed them would u mod them??

  3. Paul E Holbrook, Jr says:

    I have two Jaguar controllers how much would it cost for you to transfer them???

  4. Patrick Bolton says:

    Thanks for the controller! Works perfectly on Defender and Pengo, but I couldn’t get it to work Properly on Vanguard and Qix. Really wish I could get it working on Vanguard, it’s practically unplayable with the original controllers!

    • admin says:

      Glad you like the controller. I have not tried on Vanguard, I have be toying with a two concepts: A digital controller with an analog lag (using adjustable capacitors), or a full analog version. I have not had that much luck with the analog version, but I ordered parts last night to continue my research . Vanguard will defiantly be at the top of my list for testing, along with my personal favorite, Rescue on Fractulus. The digital with analog lag version would emulate the time it takes to move from center to hard stop ~250 to 500ms. The controller would have a mode switch, pure digital and analog emulation. If I figure something out that I like, I’ll post a video.
      Some of those games really want an actual analog control, silly Atari.

      • Patrick Bolton says:

        Cool! Vanguard just seems to get confused with directions. It will go down once then after you go up it doesn’t want to go down again, it thinks down is up. And the same with left and right.

  5. Ken says:

    Hello, were you able to get the Jaguar controller to work on Vanguard? I plan on ordering a controller anyways, but checking to see if you made any adjustments 🙂

    • admin says:

      I have been working on improvements and will fire up the 5200 tonight to experiment a little more with my prototype controller. No hard promises yet, but I think I am getting something workable.

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