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Atari Arcade Hits #1 (Jewel Case) - PC
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- Features returning characters from the original, along with multiple new characters
- Nine new units for hire ranging from close assault troops to Roland SAM systems and even F-117 stealth bombers
- Receive new units and upgrades depending on the faction -- from Stinger infantry and Kiowa recon helicopters to the GUOS mine and BLU-144 bombs
- Advanced new AI adjust to players' attacks, upgrading units and analyzing terrain as needed
- Cutting-edge visuals raise the bar with post-treatment bloom effects, per-pixel and per-vertex shadow
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- 6 classic Atari arcade games and video interviews with original game designers
- Images of noteworthy memorabilia, original press releases, and more
- Each game has desktop themes (mouse pointers, screen saver, wallpaper, and more)
- Post your high scores to the Web
- Preview new 3-D Atari games
Top Customer Reviews
Compared to today's 3D arcade first-person shooters, these games might seem primitive but they can claim something that modern games can't: anyone and everyone played them. The controls were simple, usually consisting of a single knob or joystick and a couple buttons. You dropped in a quarter and you played.
When you went to the bowling alley or pizza parlor, you saw senior citizens standing shoulder to shoulder with teens at the PONG game. A father and daughter might be huddled in front of Tempest. A child barely tall enough to reach the trackball and buttons on Missile Command has already finished 12 levels. A grandmother has just been introduced to Asteroids and now, there's no tearing her away. A small crowd is gathering around the Super Breakout game because someone has just cleared a third wall of bricks on the first ball. And a weekend lawn warrior is exacting revenge on his leaf-munching adversaries in Centipede.
Those games live again, as does a feeling for what it was like to have lived back then, in Atari Arcade Hits. In addition to the exact recreations of 6 of Atari's landmark arcade games, the CD ROM includes a wealth of extra material including photos, promotional materials and over a half hour of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell reminiscing about the times. That segment was actually taped at the former Andy Capp's Saloon where the world was introduced to the first coin-operated PONG.
NOTE: Games requiring a knob or "paddle" controller are best played with a good quality trackball like the Logitech Marble Mouse Trackball, which I've reviewed elsewhere on Amazon.com
Missle Command had me rolling on the floor! Pong is a nonstop laugh riot! The music on Asteroids is what does it for me most though.
Everything is in it's original form. You'll be so glad you have these games to play once again. They will bring you back to a time when technology had not yet gone out of control. They'll make you marvel at how far we have come!
Atari Arcade Hits #1 is definitely worth the ten bucks! PLAYER BEWARE: They may make you feel old.
AN OBSERVATION OF NOTE: In Asteroids and Centipede, sometimes when the UFO's or Spider appear, the sound suddenly gets twice as loud, and doesn't stop until either you shoot the thing or it fades of screen. If I vaguely remember right (It's been what, uh, 20-25 years?!!), I think this unintentional error was in the original stand-up arcade machines themselves, and yet it's "captured" here on this CD! (Again, I assume unintentional.) Don't let this "effect" throw you off. You may want to turn down the volume when playing these two games, especially if you're sensitive to such changes in sound. Have fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only Half the games will play. Checked my computor and tried it on another to make sure.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not enough information as to what system the games will play on, worthless to me.Published 13 months ago by Snikja
So this thing came in great shape! Was it new in package? I really can't remember. But it comes with some of the great Atari Classics and a nice bit of extra pictures, information,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by B.
These games were definitely faithful to the originals (with options to promptly change them to easier playability). Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by ataraxian
This is an old game but it is just what I was looking for. I am just not into a lot of the newer games.Published on November 14, 2010 by vkinkennon
The games are hard to play on the computer. They are not what I remember them to be when Atari was out. If I had known how hard they were to play, I would not have bought them.Published on January 15, 2007 by Roberta Bodine
Well this game is really good. I'm getting it soon and my friend has it.
Sound Quality - 4 This game doesn't really have sound but the way the beeps sound it feels like you're... Read more
Progam may work well using keyboard, but I prefer to use the joystick, and game plays very choppy.Published on June 11, 2003 by T. Dog