About the Product
- Choose from 18 great arcade hits
- Take out the bugs in Centipede, clear out the giant space rock in Asteroids or play other stand-up machine classics
- Also includes classic Atari 2600 console games, like Adventure and Yars' Revenge
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85 Games That Started a Revolution!
It's the largest collection of classic Atari games ever! Take a step back in time to the early days of video arcades with an unmatched compilation of unforgettable and authentic Atari titles. All of the games are faithfully reproduced with the great sights, sounds and fast action that made them so popular. Whether you played these games in their original arcade cabinets or on an Atari 2600 console, you're sure to find a favorite.Read more ›
In order to fit that odd vertical rectangle into your TV at home, without distortion, they have to fill in the left & right side with a blue border. That's not a flaw. That's the way it's intended to be (same as using bars on a widescreen movie).
And now for the games. I suspect this collection will only appeal to the ~50 million people who actually owned an Atari circa 1980, not the younger generation. A lot of these games are short, lasting only about 30 minutes, although they do offer infinite replayability. Also, the graphics are nothing to write home about (mostly large squares). Many of these games like Night Driver have been replaced with better, modern versions like Gran Turismo.
On the other hand, there are some true classics here that even young people might enjoy - Missile Command or Asteroids - shoot, score, and try to live as long as possible. These games appeal to our natural tendency to compete, either with someone else or against ourselves, and score as high as possible. (Similar to Dance Dance Revolution in today's world.)
I bought it. I liked it. As with the original Atari console, this collection is a good way to take a break from the real world, kill 30 minutes, and have fun doing it!
The only thing I would fault the gameplay for is the games that require a paddle. If you love to play Pong, Breakout, Super Breakout, Demons To Diamonds, or any other game like those, your PS2 controller does it no justice. The PS2 controller either over or undercompensates your movements so the games are actually twice as hard. However, compared to the number of games you get and the fact that they all work well, I think it's an acceptable tradeoff. I enjoyed this game, and you will too! Your kids, however, will just laugh at you and call you old.
Good thing about playing on a modern system is not having to re-load cartridges a bunch of times until they work, though the vertical "racing stripes" and/or weird sounds caused by partially inserted or defective games in the 2600 were always good for a laugh. Main complaint would be that playing paddle-controller games just isn't the same with joysticks or d-pad controllers. Recently released Atari classic console unit looks cool, but has less than half as many games, so go with more games for a lower price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
would not work with playstation 3, I inquired before purchase and was told it would.Published 1 month ago by david w. jensen
Love these retro games! So, so, so happy I never sold my PS2. Thanks. Great Seller.Published 6 months ago by G-man
Super fun for everyone! So many classic games! Centipede is a favorite. Asteroids. Just like the arcade!Published 8 months ago by Joe D
Awesome collection of retro games. Very accurate reproductions of some of the best games of the 80's.Published 10 months ago by tragar
This game collection has so many cool old games. It would give many people the opportunity to have hours of fun. Thank you for selling this game collection online.Published 15 months ago by greg brown
I wanted to show my kids the type of games I used to play. Simple but fun games.
They actually love them too. I have a 7 year old and a twelve year old. Read more