Atari Anniversary Edition
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- Featuring full editions of each game that are exactly the same as the original
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The games are as follows:ASTEROIDS, ASTEROIDS DELUXE, BATTLEZONE, CENTEPEDE, CRYSTAL CASTLE, GRAVITAR, MILLIPEDE, MISSILE COMMAND, PONG, SUPER BREAKOUT, TEMPEST, and WARLORDS. Did any of these game titles evoke fond memories? Can you remember the arcade you were in and the sounds of these games? If you are such a person, get the ATARI ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is a must buy title!
You also get slideshows on each game. The slideshows show the cabinet and also some of the papers that arcade owners got with the machines as well as magazine ads for the games. Plus, it shows the artwork and what the 2600 and 5200 cartridges looked like.
Almost all of these games are highly addictive and I remember playing most of these in the arcades. All of the games are simple to learn and a lot of fun! Highly recommended!
These are the games that made gaming so addictive--Tempest, Centipede, Battle Zone, Asteroids, and so many others. I had em all when I had a 2600, and I am thrilled to be playing them again (especially Tempest--kept my wife up all night to those breeeeeeeeops and hyperspace jumps). The sole occasional drawback is the Dreamcast controller, which is great for some games (like Tempest or Centipede) but is woeful with others (Breakout & Pong especially). The old Atari paddle would be so much better, though I can't see Sega (or a 3rd party company) producing a custom peripheral for a budget-priced title.
As if all this wasn't enough, the game has a DVD-style gallery section, with tons of old Atari ads, buttons and stickers, which you can zoom in on to incredible detail (how come my Terminator 2 DVD can't do THAT?????). Plus there's an insightful video interview with the creator of Atari--really takes us back to the geek-ridden origins of the computer games world.
Now, if Infrogames can team up with LucasArts to port the old Star Wars arcade game to Dreamcast, my life would be complete...
It's only natural, then, that nostalgic retro-types such as myself are drawn to repackaged originals from the arcade for use on home systems.
Having invested probably $1500 [from my youth] in this newest release from Atari, I figured dropping an additional 1% of that amount on the Dreamcast disc would be money well spent. I was right :)
The games are dead-accurate in their being ported-over to the DC and the added super-bonus of getting all of the vintage magazine ads and the like on the disc is just the icing on the cake. Being able to pan & scan those items, along with cartridge labels and original boxes is just icing on top of icing. It's almost perfect!
The downsides? Control with the analog stick on the DC can be tricky compared to the number of original Atari controls it's supposed to replace from the upright cabinets of 20 years ago. I find the games are better navigated [albeit only slightly so] with the digital D pad. Although game mags give this disc top honors for sound, I have to say that if you're using a hi-powered entertainment system like I do, you might find the sounds closer to that of so many fingernails going down a chalkboard: it's simply horrible when amplified to normal listening levels. I expect that if it was only piped thru the TV's speakers that it might be tolerable. But get too much chaos on-screen while playing Millipede and the aforementioned fingernails begin their full-tilt wailing. Dogs in the neighborhood begin baying and yelping.Read more ›
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If you read my other reviews you have to know by now that I love the old school games. Oh the quarters I've spent in the bowling alleys, gas station / convenient stores, quarter... Read morePublished 21 months ago by mark B Allred
This is a great game, one that never goes out of style, everyone in the family enjoys playing the AtariPublished on January 11, 2009 by Rose
Brings back some good memories of my childhood. I remember fighting over the atari w/ my siblings =).... Read morePublished on April 13, 2004
What do you get when you take great Atari arcade games from the late 70s and early 80s and bring them into the year 2000? You shall know when you play Atari Anniversary Edition. Read morePublished on December 23, 2002 by who me?
This game is very boring. Maybe it's too old. Objects are so tiny that it's very hard to play. Very disappointed after trying all the games. waste money. Read morePublished on August 23, 2002 by Vincent
What can I say. Words cannot describe how well Infogrames have compiled this classic Atari collection. Hasbro did not know what they were doing. What a waste of time they were! Read morePublished on March 15, 2002 by John Alcazar
This is Atari lovers paradise. Twelve great games to play until your heart is content. Reminds me of the good old days when I was a teenager at the arcades. Fantastic game!Published on January 18, 2002