DescriptionActivision Anthology is a collection of classic Atari 2600 titles as well as extra items including new gameplay modes for each game, trivia, originally released patches/updates, 3D views of the cartridges, the original manuals and much more. The game comes with licensed eighties music tracks. It contains 45 games.
The content is quite similar to Activision Hits Remixed (PSP), but unlike the GBA version and Activision Anthology: Remix Edition (PC/Mac), it doesn't include the homebrew titles. The following games are included:
- Chopper Command
- Cosmic Commuter
- Decathlon (The Activision Decathlon)
- Demon Attack
- Fishing Derby
- Grand Prix
- Ice Hockey
- Kabobber (previously unreleased)
- Keystone Kapers
- Laser Blast
- Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- Plaque Attack
- Pressure Cooker
- Private Eye
- River Raid
- River Raid II
- Robot Tank
- Sky Jinks
- Space Shuttle
- Spider Fighter
- Thwocker (previously unreleased)
- "The Activision Classics from the Atari® 2600 are back!" -- English title with tagline
Part of the Following Groups
- Activision collections
- Classic Compilation games
- Pitfall series
- River Raid series
- Senjō no Ōkami/Commando series
|This IS The '80's.||Guy Chapman (1745)|
The Press Says
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Next Level Gaming||Jan 21, 2003||88 out of 100||88|
|IGN||Nov 21, 2002||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Apr 22, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|GamerDad||Apr 18, 2005||80|
|Game Freaks 365||2004||8 out of 10||80|
|HonestGamers||Jan 31, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Nov 19, 2002||7.3 out of 10||73|
|GamesAreFun.com (GAF)||May 21, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Cheat Code Central||2002||2.5 out of 5||50|
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Cover ArtAlthough this compilation contains games that were published by Activision, the cartridge casing and cartridge label style that are depicted on the front cover of the package more closely resembles that of games published by Atari, not Activision.
German IndexWhen Activision was going to sell the PS2 version in Europe, they had a slight problem.
The German BPjS (Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications) indexed the game River Raid back in 1984. Therefore was a retail distribution of the compilation in Germany out of the question (a side effect of the indexing).
So, the only solution was for Activision to file an application for verification of that particularly title at the BPjS. And since the reason for the index was out of date (assuming it was up do date in 1984 at all - see River Raid trivia), the game was de-indexed on January 2003.
But the really interesting fact here is that without the application, the Activision Anthology would be adult only in Germany. And now, after the de-indexing of River Raid and a normal rating with the USK (the German age rating organization) for this compilation here, the Activision Anthology is available without restrictions in Germany.
Online FeatureThe PlayStation 2 version of this game was originally going to have an online feature that would have let you downloaded new games into Activision Anthology. However, this was scrapped due to expenses and time constraints.
Information also contributed by Alexander Michel and Xoleras
Related Web Sites
- Activision Anthology (Official Website (defunct))
- Wikipedia: Activision Anthology (Information about Activision Anthology at Wikipedia)
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