Codex Gamicus
Atari 5200 Controller
Creator Atari
System Atari 5200
Supported games All Atari 5200 games
Release date November 1982 (NA)
Inputs Analog joystick
Start Button
Pause Button
Reset Button
16 Buttons

The Atari 5200 Controller is the standard controller for all Atari 5200 units. It consisted of a 12-function keypad, a 360-directional analog control stick, and four side action buttons, allowing for left- and right-handed gameplay. It also has a Reset, Start, and Pause button for briefly interrupting gameplay. This controller is usually disliked for the stick's lack of self-centering (making games like Pac-Man for the Atari 5200 difficult if not impossible to play) and its lack of durability.