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Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
68
4.1
Windows
70
4.2
Xbox
73
5.0

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uk.playstation.com:
    Atari digs deep into its vaults to bring a whopping 85 vintage gaming gems of yesteryear to PS2 on one nostalgia-tinged disc.

    Quite possibly the most comprehensive collection of retro gaming treats ever seen on a single PlayStation 2 disc, Atari Anthology brings together golden oldies(1) from the arcades with classic releases for the Atari 2600. Covering off a huge array of genres and playing styles, this essential compilation contains literally dozens of pivotal titles from the dawn of the videogame era, including Pong, Asteroids and Millipede.

    The full line-up of games is too exhaustive to list here, but features 18 coin-op classics (including Asteroids, Missile Command and Battlezone) and 62 home videogame greats from the Atari 2600, such as Gravitar and Super Breakout. Five bonus games - Off the Wall, Blackjack, Desert Falcon, Steeplechase and Sprintmaster - take the total number to a mind-boggling 85 retro titles.

    Each game is given a new twist with the Challenge Modes - such as the colourful Trippy Mode, Time Warp and Double Speed - which are designed to push the skills of the most hardcore gamers to their limits.

    • Dozens of classic games from the arcades and Atari 2600 on a single disc


    • Wide range of genres, including Sport, Driving, Action and Space


    • Challenge modes add new dimensions to old-school favourites

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 03, 2008.

Press Release - PlayStation 2/Xbox:

    THE PAST MEETS THE PRESENT WITH 'ATARI® ANTHOLOGY’'



    Date: September 07, 2004

    85 Classic Atari Games Made Available for the First Time for the PlayStation®2 and Xbox®

    BEVERLY, MA, September 7, 2004 - The largest collection of classic Atari games ever assembled comes home for the holidays as, Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced ATARI® ANTHOLOGY’, a round up of 85 vintage Atari games being released for the first time for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. Capturing the nostalgia and sheer fun of the original video game revolution, ATARI ANTHOLOGY is scheduled to hit retail shelves in November at the competitive price point of $19.99 that could make it irresistible for holiday shoppers.

    "An entire generation of Atari 2600 and classic arcade game fans have been clamoring for a chance to relive that addictive fun, and now they finally can with ATARI ANTHOLOGY," said Nancy MacIntyre, Vice President of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "With 85 authentic Atari titles and all original gameplay, ATARI ANTHOLOGY appeals to a diverse audience of both dedicated and casual players alike."

    For video game console owners, no better value exists than ATARI ANTHOLOGY, which features 85 games that started a revolution, including 18 arcades games such as Asteroids®, Battlezone®, Missile Command®, and Pong®; 62 Atari 2600 games including Gravitar®, Millipede® and Super Breakout® and five bonus titles, such as Off the Wall’, Blackjack’, Desert Falcon’, Steeplechase’ and Sprintmaster’. Adding an innovative twist to each game are new Challenge Modes such as the psychedelic Trippy Mode, Time Warp and Double Speed, all of which push player's skills to the extreme, while a new 3D interface offers a polished portal into all the games.

    ATARI ANTHOLOGY spans an impressive array of game categories, including Arcade Originals, 2600 Arcade Games and 2600 Adventure Games, as well as numerous offerings in the Action, Sports, Mind, Casino, Racing and Space genres.

    ATARI ANTHOLOGY is expected to be available in November for a suggested retail price of $19.99. For detailed information on these products as well as the Company's entire product lineup, please visit www.atari.com.

    About Atari
    New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R’, Enter the Matrix’, Neverwinter Nights’, Stuntman’, Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2004, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports’, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues’ and Dora the Explorer’, Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66248) on Jul 25, 2005.

Press Release:

    ATARI INTRODUCES A CLASSIC COMPILATION WITH ATARI ANTHOLOGY



    Date: November 16, 2004

    The Ultimate Collection of Historic Games Now Available For Next Generation Systems

    BEVERLY, Mass.--Nov. 16, 2004--Capturing the nostalgia and sheer fun of the original video game revolution, Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that ATARI® ANTHOLOGY(TM) is now available at retailers nationwide.

    Featuring the largest collection of Atari games ever assembled, ATARI ANTHOLOGY includes 85 classic Atari games being made available for the first time ever for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

    "ATARI ANTHOLOGY is the best of yesterday's content combined with the benefits of today's technology," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of Marketing for Atari's Beverly Studio. "Featuring a huge selection of timeless games from every genre imaginable, and finally now available for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, ATARI ANTHOLOGY is the ultimate gamer's game and belongs in every player's collection."

    Capturing the nostalgia and magic of the original games, ATARI ANTHOLOGY spans an array of gaming genres including Arcade Originals, 2600 Arcade Games and 2600 Adventure Games, as well as numerous offerings in the Action, Sports, Mind, Casino, Racing and Space genres. The 85 classics include arcades hits such as Asteroids®, Battlezone®, Missile Command®, and Pong®; sports games that include everything from football to volleyball to bowling, while retro fanatics can play rare gems like Casino(TM), Tempest(TM) and Circus Atari(TM).

    Adding a contemporary spin, ATARI ANTHOLOGY incorporates new Challenge Modes such as the psychedelic Trippy Mode, Time Warp and Double Speed, all of which test player's skills in extreme conditions, which results in a greater variety of fun. The game also boasts a sleek new 3D interface that provides a seamless portal into all the games, almost like a gaming time machine.

    ATARI ANTHOLOGY is available now for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and more information on this product as well as the Company's entire lineup can be found online at www.atari.com.

    About Atari
    New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2004, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.

    Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
    © 2004, Atari, Inc. All rights reserved. ATARI, the ATARI logo, and classic Atari game titles and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Interactive, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contact:
    HighWater Group for Atari, Inc.
    Karen Schachter, 212-338-0077 x. 308
    [email protected]
    or
    Ann Mangold, 212-338-0077 x. 312
    [email protected]

    Contributed by Xoleras (66248) on Jul 23, 2005.

www.atari.de - PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    Erinnern Sie sich noch, als Videospiele mit einfachen Piep-Tönen statt mit 3D-Surround-Sound daherkamen? Als die Figuren noch kantige Konstruktionen aus Quadraten und Rechtecken waren und nicht aus zig Tausend Polygonen bestanden? Es war die Zeit der 70er und frühen 80er Jahre, in der Björn Borg statt Boris Becker die Tennis-Elite anführte und die CD ihren Siegeszug gegen die Schallplatte antrat. Die Zeit, in der IBM den ersten PC auf den Markt brachte, Millionen Fans den Tod von Elvis Presley betrauerten und in Wolfsburg die ersten VW-Golfs vom Band liefen. Und genau diese legendäre Epoche aus der frühen Videospiel-Geschichte lässt Atari nun mit einer einmaligen Sammlung aus 85 Spiele-Klassikern auferstehen: Von Automaten-Hits wie \'Pong\' und \'Asteroids\' bis zu den Atari VCS 2600-Erfolgen \'Centipede\', \'Missile Command\' und \'Haunted House\' - es erwarten Sie 85 zeitlose Meilensteine, die die Entwicklung der Videospiele maßgeblich beeinflusst haben. Erleben Sie ein Stück faszinierende Geschichte und den Zauber unvergesslicher Klassiker!

    • zeitlose Atari-Klassiker der Videospielgeschichte in einer einmaligen Sammlung.
    • Spielspaß in Perfektion: keine umfangreichen Anleitungen und Lösungsbücher, sondern Retro-Action sofort.
    • Gehen Sie wieder auf Highscore-Jagd und knacken Sie die Rekorde von damals!
    • Die originalgetreuen Umsetzungen bringen den Flair und die Atmosphäre von damals zurück.
    • Doppelter Spielspaß in Mehrspieler-Duellen, wie sie spannender nicht sein könnten.
    • Freuen Sie sich auf Klassiker wie: Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Missile Command, Pong, Red Baron, Video Olympics, Star Raiders und vielen mehr

    Contributed by Xoleras (66248) on Dec 25, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    85 Games That Started a Revolution!



    Step back in time to the days of video arcades and original in-home entertainment with this all-time greatest collection of authentic Atari titles. Each game is totally addictive, with all of the same fast action, sights and sounds you remember.

    18 classic arcade games including Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest and more!

    67 Atari 2600 games including Gravitar, Millipede, Super Breakout, Video Pinball, Yars' Revenge and Warlords!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Dec 11, 2004.