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Atari Anniversary Edition

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PlayStation
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3.6
Windows
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Dreamcast 2 3.0
PlayStation 2 3.6
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Combined MobyScore 4 3.3


The Press Says

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100
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
You'll probably want to forgo those however in order to maximize the size of your game screen. Atari Anniversary provides mouse support, and I was even able to dust off my old Nyko track-ball, which also works great. You can even save your high scores and game configurations. There are no new bonus materials, but there's a lot of entertainment value and fond memories packed into this collection.
100
WindowsDeaf Gamers
All of the games in this compilation are from times when deaf gamers had no problems at all. The technology was very limited and sounds were simply chirps and beeps. Not being able to hear these crude sounds doesn't disadvantage the deaf gamer at all and as a result you'll have absolutely no problems. If you want to play some of those Atari classics this is a great way to do so.
90
DreamcastGaming Target
While Atari Anniversary Collection won’t magically transport you back in time to when the arcade was king, this is definitely a disc to get for anybody who likes games. Whether you are interested in the history of videogames, the gameplay of these old school games, or just want to know what your parents were up to when they were cutting school, this collection can’t be beat. While other arcade collections have been released over the years (most notably by Midway), this is the first one to truly attempt to bring the arcade experience home, and for the most part, succeeds. With 12 games, at little over $1 per game, this really should be a no brainer. There is bound to be a few games in this collection that should please everybody.
90
PlayStationGameZone
Lots of engaging fun and challenge for all ranges of gamers. Give this a shot and feel the history of gaming for yourself. These are the days before home videogame systems. Pre-Atari 2600. I spent more in one days' worth of quarters than this twelve game collection costs today. What a bargain for so much fun!!
85
WindowsIC-Games
Atari Anniversary edition is tremendous value for money. All the games controls can be configured just how you like them. They are all presented just how they appeared on the original machines complete with start buttons and high scores etc, plus there is an Archive in the Arcade that gives a wealth of information including original reviews and pictures of the original machines. Even if you are too young to remember the games first outing there will be something here that will entertain you. These are games from before 3D graphics, lighting effects and surround sound but strangely enough are just as gripping as anything more modern. You can own all twelve game for as much as we older gamers used to put in one machine in a night and you don’t even have to go down to the pub and join the queue. So, are they as good as we remember? Definitely.
83
WindowsPC Gamer
This treasure trove of classics lets you kick it old-school for just $15.
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WindowsGameCell UK
I needn’t go into the ins and outs of each game - chances are you’ll only be buying this game if you’re old enough to have remembered playing them way back when. This is a shame, as I feel privileged to have reviewed this - it took me away from my cushy RTS games and shallow arcade racers and kicked me hard in the teeth with a shot of mental gaming. Sure, they don’t look that good, and all the levels all look the same, but even past the rose-tint value these are great games to waste a few minutes on, or pour whole hours into. Buy this for your GTA-playing kid, make him play it and tell him how he’s had it easy.
75
WindowsGamezilla
Even though I had a blast browsing through all the game had to offer I found that it was basically a re-release of the Atari Hits Volume 1 and 2. Not to say that the game doesn’t have its sentimental value to those of us who understand that some games never go out of style. Besides, even if you already own the other two games this new one has the interview with Nolan Bushnell and extra images of Atari memorabilia that alone are worth the price of the game. For those of you who don’t own a copy and are interested in the classics I suggest that you give this game a try. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
75
DreamcastIGN
Beyond the classic gaming joy you'll experience, Atari: Anniversary Collection hosts a great number of extras to view. You'll be able to see original cabinet art, bumper stickers, and lots of other great Atari collectibles from the past. This makes Atari: Anniversary Collection a wonderful addition to any old school gamer and even for the younger crowd who may not appreciate the archaic visuals, it's recommended for it's "learning purposes", just to show how deep the roots of video games run.
70
PlayStationAll Game Guide
Overall, this 12-title package is a heck of a deal for those looking for some old fashioned "twitch" gaming fun from an era when eye-hand-coordination actually meant something.
70
WindowsGame Over Online
When all is said and done, Atari Anniversary Edition is a fine piece of 1970’s and 80’s gaming nostalgia. If you’re looking to re-live your childhood video gaming memories, this collection is sure to get the job done. Each of the twelve games has been recreated well enough and the added Atari media is a nice bonus. Although you can probably find each of these games in some shareware form or another, here you have the entire package at your fingertips, and all for the price of $15 USD. You can’t really go wrong with that.
70
PlayStationGame Over Online
When all is said and done, Atari Anniversary Edition is a fine piece of 1970’s and 80’s gaming nostalgia. If you’re looking to re-live your childhood video gaming memories, this collection is sure to get the job done. Each of the twelve games has been recreated well enough and the added Atari media is a nice bonus. Although you can probably find each of these games in some shareware form or another, here you have the entire package at your fingertips, and all for the price of $15 USD. You can’t really go wrong with that.
67
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic
But the biggest flaw is that you CAN'T SAVE anything to VMU! Can you believe it? It would have been awesome to save your high scores or game configurations, so what the hell happened? Anyway, the game does include some bonus material, containing press releases, screen shots, artwork, and an interview with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. There's some good stuff here. Atari Anniversary Edition should have been 'A' material, but this package is clearly flawed.
67
DreamcastGame Freaks 365
While Atari Anniversary Edition doesn’t include anything that can’t be found anywhere else, it is a solid, fun package that Dreamcast and PlayStation gamers alike can enjoy with family and friends.
63
WindowsGameSpot
If you're looking to play these 12 classic (OK, maybe Gravitar isn't a classic) games again, your best bet is, of course, to hunt down the original arcade machines. However, if you don't have an empty garage or a pile of money to spare, Atari Anniversary Edition emulates the 12 games well enough.
63
PlayStationGameSpot
If you're looking to play these 12 classic (OK, maybe Gravitar isn't a classic) games again, your best bet is, of course, to hunt down the original arcade machines. However, if you don't have an empty garage or a pile of money to spare, Atari Anniversary Edition emulates the 12 games well enough.
50
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Call it the curse of the MTV generation: While it’s fun to go back in time for a little while, I found my attention flagging after a few rounds of each game. Somehow it just isn’t the same without the surroundings of an arcade, and soon I was getting my entertainment from counting the number of pixels on each screen as I played.
50
DreamcastGamePro (US)
All games are playable, but fun factor is dictated by the design limitations. The abundance of background information is a game geek's holy grail, and veteran gamers will thrill to the authentic arcade sounds of yesteryear once again. Atari Anniversary Edition is for these diehards exclusively.
42
PlayStationMeristation
Este recopilatorio es solamente para jugadores veteranos que tengas muchas ganas de recordar viejos tiempos. Pero si no llevas tanto tiempo en esto siempre puedes probar aquellos juegos que fueron evolucionando poco a poco hasta convertirse en lo que actualmente vemos en PS2. ¿Lo pruebas? ¿No lo pruebas? Tu mismo...
42
DreamcastGame Revolution
But all in all, this is a good game. For a mere $20, you get plenty of mindless old-school fun, albeit for a relatively short time. But hey, it's more than worth the dough!
40
DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast
I hate to be so critical of games that really have brought me so much joy for as long as they have. The problem is not with the games themselves, but with the way in which they are packaged and presented. Infogrames isn’t to fault, as they really tried to put some polish on these masterpieces. But as an art connoisseur would write about studying Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in a book or on the web, the same can be said of playing these games on the Dreamcast. While it may look like Tempest, and sound like Tempest, it just ain’t Tempest.
40
DreamcastGameSpot
If you're looking for these 12 games, your best bet is, of course, to hunt down the original arcade machines. However, if you don't have an empty garage or a pile of money to spare, the PC version of this package does a far better job of emulating these classic Atari hits.