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Code of the 2600

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“Like any other game console, Atari 2600 cartridges contained executable code also commingled with data. This lists the code as columns of assembly language. Most of it is math or conditional
statements (if x is true, go to y), so each time there’s “go to” a curve is drawn from that point to its destination.”

Seeing the operation of code in Atari 2600 games