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Atari: Anniversary Advance (Game Boy Advance)

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Nintendo Life
Though Infogrames seems to have been largely uninterested in exploiting the classic IP they acquired along with the Atari brand, they at least took some care when they chose the development team to produce this cracking collection of classic games. Though some of the controls are a bit uneven due to having to adapt them to the GBA's traditional NES-style interface, each title is playable and features faithfully reproduced sights and sounds of the arcade originals.
As far as accurately representing the look and programming of the classic games, Digital Eclipse did a fantastic job on Atari Anniversary Advance. The games are a great diversion on the Game Boy Advance. The problem, though, is that most of these games utilized proprietary controls that the system can't emulate...so the original games' feel just can't be matched on the handheld. But this compilation does its darndest to make these games fun in portable form...and it's pretty successful for the most part.
Ultimately, this is a solid collection of games that are still just as playable as they were when they were first released many years ago, and it's an excellent addition to the library of any gamer interested in classic games.
I’m sure tons of classic gaming aficionados will get a real kick out of Atari Anniversary Advance, and playing near-perfect emulated games on the GBA can be incredibly fun for anyone due to the rock-solid gameplay dynamics that these games offer. Unfortunately porting games to a handheld device that lacks the original controls was met with some unsavory results. Despite the control issues, this cart is still worth the price of admission, Digital Eclipse managed to stuff 2500lbs of classic gaming goodness onto one tiny GBA cart.
Planet Gameboy.de
Während mir die drei Speisen „Super Breakout“, „Battlezone“ und „Asteroids“ sehr gut mundeten, erwiesen sich die restlichen Speisen als fade Durchschnittskost. Das nostalgisch-gemütliche Ambiente kann auch nicht mehr viel Boden gut machen und so sehe ich mich gezwungen, das „Atari-Anniversary-Menü“ mit lediglich 2 Sternen zu bewerten. Technisch ist der Titel objektiv gesehen einfach zu schwach und somit nicht empfehlenswert. Selbst Nostalgiker investieren das für dieses Spiel gesparte Geld lieber im Döner Laden um die Ecke und so folge ich dem Ruf des Kühlschranks. In diesem Sinne: Guten Appetit.
What should have been a collection of games that would receive the dedication they deserve strewn on them has become a five minute stopgap. For these antique games within are not the problem; they still have what it takes to ensnare players into frantic and simplistic genius. What went wrong here was simply laziness on behalf of Atari and a lack of foresight that smudges what it should shine.
Le trip revival ça va bien cinq minutes, mais faut pas prendre les joueurs pour des imbéciles, non plus. Atari Anniversary n'a rien à faire sur GBA et retournera illico presto dormir dans le placard duquel il a été tiré.