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Atari's Greatest Hits PRO (9 games included)

by Atari, Inc.
1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (996 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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What's new in version 2.0
  • Now supports Android OS 5.0.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006IY163C
  • Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (996 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Play classic Atari games on your Android device
  • Get 9 games for free, including Missile Command, Centipede, and Pong
  • Gain access to 100 classic Atari 2600 and arcade games (additional purchases required)
  • Use controls that mimic original Atari designs
  • Enjoy original cabinet and box art

Product Description

Relive the Golden Age of Gaming
Do you remember playing Centipede or Asteroids at the arcade in the 1980s? Wouldn't it be great to relive the games from your childhood? With Atari's Greatest Hits PRO, you get a collection of the most popular retro games from the 70s and 80s. And you don't need a time machine to get the classic gaming experience of yesterday.

This extensive catalog pays homage to each of the originals, with controls designed to mimic what Atari fans remember from 30 years ago. With Atari's Greatest Hits PRO, you can purchase up to 100 classic Atari 2600 and arcade games including Pong, Tempest, Crystal Castles. For those who love the classic gaming experience, this handheld breakthrough is sure to guarantee hours of fun.

So Many Ways to Play
When you download this app you will get Pong, Missile Command 2600, Centipede, Millipede, Centipede 2600 and Millipede 2600, Basic Math and Flag Capture. You can buy additional Atari games in 23 separate packs available for download at $0.99 each.

Along with all of this great arcade action you will also get the original gaming cabinet and box art when you purchase Atari's Greatest Hits.

What Others Are Saying about Atari's Greatest Hits

• Atari's Greatest Hits is absolutely one of the very best buys in the Amazon Appstore - TouchArcade

• Overall, the scope of Atari's Greatest Hits is amazing. It's certainly the best emulator on the App Store for content and presentation - AppGamer

• Atari's Greatest Hits features a mesmerizing amount of nostalgia in one app - CNet

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Technical Details

Size: 42.9MB
Version: 2.0
Developed By: Atari, Inc.
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Read from external storage
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By M.J.
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I am astonished at all the negetive reviews, its free. You get a few free games and the option to buy others. Lots of good memories for those of us who grew up with these games.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of liars reviewing apps December 25, 2011
By John K
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It's EXACTLY as described. You get 9 games free. Yes, they are all there. 4 games are in the arcade section, the other 5 are in the console section. Click on the Arcade Cabinet icon to get the arcade games. Click on the Joystick to get the console games. Yes, if you want other games, you have to buy them. Everything is exactly as described.
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82 of 107 people found the following review helpful
In the non pro version of this app you only get one free game. If you are considering buying all the games for $9.99 do it from the free version. This app does not give the feature nor is it in the description. I have to agree with all the bad reviewers. Two dollars (the stated value of this app) on the free version of the app would only get you about 6 additional games. However you always get the option to buy all the games for $9.99. Its a good value for a die hard Atari fan to say the least. This "PRO" version is less than pro. Sure you get 9 games for the $1.99 but no option to buy the rest for $8 additional dollars. Other reviewers insist that it is there but it's not in the description and I didn't find it as readily as the free version of this app.

As far as a choice for FAOTD Amazon failed us because the app was already free for the die hard fans that were going to spend money on the games. It is a good value for causal gamers who would not spend any additional money. But even if you had a favorite atari title and it was not one of the free 9... the free app plus .99 gets you the game you want plus two others that are similar to it. Again the free app is more "Professional" than the Pro version.
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95 of 128 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A lump of coal for Christmas. December 25, 2011
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As an Atari fan, I wanted to like this app. However, from the bad design to the greed on which the games are sold, I am disgusted by this attempt. Shame in you Atari!
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104 of 143 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading December 25, 2011
By Mike
This is a very silly use of FAOTD. There is nothing "free" about it, just a front for a store to spend your money. Sad and lame.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great memories December 25, 2011
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First review ever...felt the need to defend. Can't figure out what the big fuss is about. Works great on my Asus Tablet. Controls for each game is customizable for preference. Touch sensitivity c a n also be customized. I suggest downloading the game and trying it out yourself, instead of judging it from someone else's experience.
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24 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent December 25, 2011
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Test devices:
Samsung Epic, Android 2.3 official
Viewsonic gTablet, FrankenTab (Android 2.2)

First up, those of you that didn't alternate between pumping quarters into arcade machines and blowing into your game carts when they didn't work right will probably want to skip this. For the rest of you, this app is easily the best way to bring back some old memories of when gaming was young.

Atari's Greatest Hits Pro comes with a nine games (4 arcade and 5 2600), unlike the free version which only comes with Missile Command. The remaining 91 titles can be purchased in 3 game packs for $1, or get the whole collection for $10. Games are broken down into roughly 17 arcade titles and 83 Atari 2600 titles. So, if you buy the whole deal, that's ten cents per game. Transactions for purchases are handled though Amazon, which takes away the worry of charges from unknown vendors.

The visuals are very good, as is the sound. Some may complain that the sound isn't reproduced exactly like the original, but one has to remember the speaker(s) in their device aren't exactly known for quality sound reproduction. You're certainly not going to get the level of bass out of them that many of them that even a generic TV can do.

The biggest worry I had was the control set. In each game, the software offers up multiple control schemes. Each scheme is set up so to make the game easy to play based on how you like to hold your device. I tried out each set on both phone and tablet, and they worked well. They worked even better when I changed the sensitivity setting that Atari thoughtfully put in. Switching between the larger screened tablet and phone was a little difficult as I'd become used to where the virtual buttons were, but in no time I was able to adjust and play well.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Wow, this is a tricky little money run being played. Today, I was looking to buy all the games, since I know the non-Pro version of this app allows you to buy all 100 games for $9.99. I've checked every option in this Pro version and it only allows the purchase of about 4 games at a time for 99 cents per set of about 4 games. So to get all 100 via this Pro version would cost way more than buying all 100 for $9.99 via the non-pro version. (Total cost to get all 100 via the Pro version would be over $20.)

I also noticed, the Amazon app store offers both the Pro and non-Pro versions. The Google Play Store (Google's App store aka Android Market) only offers the non-Pro version. So at this point, Google better protects their customers from over paying in the long run. Amazon did offer this Pro version for free once as the Free App of the Day. For us who got it on that one free day, we basically won an opportunity to try a handful more games and also be taken for a ride in possibly overpaying in the long run.

So, I'm uninstalling this Amazon app store Pro version. And I'm goimg to use Google Play to install and purchase all 100 games. Take note Amazon, you should not have played this "game" with me. Now Google will get $9.99 from me that could have been yours.

I don't appreciate Atari trying to pull this on me either. But what can I say, for $10 I'm willing to pay. Just not via their enabler Amazon. This also makes me further dislike the idea of ever buying an Amazon Android device that locks customers into the Amazon app store and is not compatible with Google Play. I'll keep my Android app buying freedom and not buy any Amazon devices.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, so much like Mario Bros
Love it ,so much like Mario Bros!! Try i
Published 15 days ago by Paula
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This app has lots of good games that I used to enjoy in my younger days.
Published 19 days ago by toni underwood
1.0 out of 5 stars Product keeps crashing
Program keeps carshing. Never worked since I downloaded it... can I have credit for this one. Or fix the program sonit doesnt keep crashing.
Published 20 days ago by james oswald
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or money
Only a teaser app--can't actually play the games
Published 21 days ago by Alan Horsman
3.0 out of 5 stars eeh
Not the best. You need to pay to even get all the games. It's ok but I would suggest getting it.
Published 21 days ago by Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars A waste ?
Ok so I just bought this app , and in the description it says with the purchase of the app you get 9 free games witch isn't true because you pay 2 $'s for the app but anyway when I... Read more
Published 27 days ago by anonymous
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not what I thought it would be.
Published 1 month ago by Andre Pleasant
4.0 out of 5 stars I grew up with Atari so I had to have ...
I grew up with Atari so I had to have this once I saw it. I just wish I didn't have to scroll through an entire list of games just to find the ones that are included/purchased.
Published 2 months ago by Mountain Man
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Can't open on note 4
Published 2 months ago by Ted Guidry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Recommend.
Published 3 months ago by ray f
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Not a clue, been trying to do that since xmas

Might try googling mame for android
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