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Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack

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Windows
68
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Windows 3.x
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3.1
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Description

It's time to set the Way-Back Clock to the early 80s (that's 1980s), when little plastic boxes with fake wood trim ruled the video gaming landscape. In Atari 2600 Action Pack, Activision relives its early glory with 15 of its most popular game cartridges. These aren't PC ports--this package includes a 2600 emulator and the actual cartridge ROMs.

The following games are included:
Each game includes on-line help that also provides a short history of the game and its designer.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack for Windows® 95" -- "Activision Classics" re-release title

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The Press Says

PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Windows Apr, 1995 71 out of 100 71
PC Gamer Windows May, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Coming Soon Magazine Windows 3.x Mar, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Computer Games Magazine Windows Mar 15, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Windows 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Debugger

To activate the 6507 symbolic debugger, run the file 2600EMU.EXE. Pitfall will come up with an additional Debug item on the menu bar. You can then single step through the code, change registers, generate interrupts, examine memory, and so on. Note that many features are disabled, it only runs Pitfall, and this is only available in the original Windows 3.1 version.

General Mills Cereals

A full version of this was included on the promotional CD-ROM of Asteroids distributed with boxes of General Mills cereals. (See trivia entry for Asteroids.)

Release History

The first two Atari 2600 Action Packs were originally released for Windows 3.1. Then they were updated and released for Windows 95. The final release of these two Packs individually contained three versions: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Macintosh.

Information also contributed by Robert Morgan

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