A compilation of 150 Atari games, encompassing arcade, Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 releases. Also available as three separate volumes on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Developer: Code Mystics Publisher: Atari, AtGames Available on: Nintendo Switch and others (see above)
Atari A to Z Flashback
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Atari A to Z Flashback: Sprint 2-Back before makers of arcade games figured out how to do a vaguely convincing 3D effect, racing games tended to be strictly top-down affairs. Sprint 2, developed by Kee Games (actually Atari in disguise so as to get around contractual obligations) was one of several examples from this early era. Pitting either one player against a … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Sprint 2→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Space Duel-How do you make Asteroids better in a more substantial way than just adding “Deluxe” to the name and making it look a bit nicer? Start by chaining two ships together and work from there. Atari’s Space Duel was designed as another successor to Asteroids after the aforementioned Asteroids Deluxe regrettably failed to replicate the success and popularity of its influential … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Space Duel→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Pong-It’s Pong! The grandaddy of them all. Well, okay, not the absolute first ever computer game ever EVER, but it was certainly the first widely successful one. If you have the slightest familiarity with gaming, surely Pong needs little to no introduction, but you might be surprised to know that it actually still holds up rather well … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Pong→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Monte Carlo-Say the words “racing game” to someone these days and they’ll typically think of a game with at least a passing impression of a 3D perspective. Prior to titles like Namco’s Pole Position and Sega’s Out Run popularising this viewpoint, however, Atari was happily churning out top-down racers that were a lot of fun to play, beginning with Super Bug before … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Monte Carlo→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Millipede-Legend has it that in the Davison household, the usually entirely justified righteous fury of our matriarchal figure towards yet another example of silly men and boys doing silly men and boys’ things could only be quelled by one thing: Millipede. And for sure, Millipede makes for a great stress-reliever, with its frantic, non-stop blasting action not … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Millipede→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Major Havoc-Major Havoc is one of the more unusual games from Atari’s back catalogue of arcade titles, and it’s interesting from a historical perspective for being one of the first games Mark “PlayStation” Cerny was involved with. Making use of vector graphics to provide seamless transitions between three very disparate types of gameplay, Major Havoc challenges you to … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Major Havoc→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Liberator-All right, Atarian. Are you man enough to join Commander Champion’s Atari Force and liberate the planets suffering under the oppression of the Malaglon army? Described by some as the opposite of Missile Command, Liberator sees you taking to the skies and firing orbital strikes on enemy missile bases… while attempting not to get hit by … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Liberator→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Gravitar-We all know “harder than Dark Souls” is a cliche today. If you really want to show your hipster retro gaming cred, describe something as being “harder than Gravitar”. Gravitar is indeed monstrously difficult, at least partly because of its “turn and thrust” control scheme, but there’s an undeniably addictive quality that keeps you wanting to … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Gravitar→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Dominos-Dominos, another black and white title from Atari’s early days, surprised me by not at all being what I expected. I was anticipating a fairly faithful adaptation of the tabletop game Dominoes — which wouldn’t have been altogether difficult to put together even with the rudimentary technology of the time — but instead I got … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Dominos→
Atari A to Z Flashback: Destroyer-As we’ve previously seen with Canyon Bomber, sometimes all you need to make an addictive, enjoyable game is a simple concept… and perhaps some gimmicky controls. Such is the case with Destroyer, a game that featured some satisfyingly clunky physical controls on its original arcade release, which are obviously lost somewhat in this home translation. Interestingly, this … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Destroyer→
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