Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!

aka: Atari: 80 Clássicos em 1, Atari: Anthology
Moby ID: 15760
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Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! contains Atari 2600 games from the 1970's and 1980's. Over 85 games are reproduced, including arcade titles: Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Black Widow, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Liberator, Lunar Lander, Gravitar, Major Havoc, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong, Red Baron, Space Duel, Super Breakout, Tempest, and Warlords.

Also included are Atari 2600 titles: 3D Tic Tac Toe, Adventure, Air-Sea Battle, Asteroids, Atari Video Cube, Backgammon, Battlezone, Blackjack, Bowling, Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Casino, Centipede, Circus Atari, Combat, Crystal Castles, Demons to Diamonds, Desert Falcon, Dodge 'Em, Double Dunk, Flag Capture, Football, Fun with Numbers (a.k.a. Basic Math), Golf, Gravitar, Hangman, Haunted House, Home Run, Human Cannonball, Math Gran Prix, Maze Craze: A Game of Cops 'n Robbers, Millipede, Miniature Golf, Missile Command, Night Driver, Off the Wall, Outlaw, Quadrun, Radar Lock, RealSports Baseball, RealSports Football, RealSports Tennis, RealSports Volleyball, Sky Diver, Slot Machine, Slot Racers, Space War, Sprintmaster, Star Raiders, Star Ship, Steeplechase, Stellar Track, Street Racer, Submarine Commander, Super Baseball, Super Breakout, Super Football, Surround, SwordQuest: EarthWorld, SwordQuest: FireWorld, SwordQuest: WaterWorld, Video Checkers, Video Chess, Video Olympics, Video Pinball, Warlords, and Yars' Revenge.

Each genre of game is broken down into an individual hub where gamers can check out both arcade and home came versions of these classics. As bonus features, gamers are offered comics, instruction manuals, catalogs, and updated visual modes, which allow higher res versions of the games, to features which distort gameplay to make the games more challenging.

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  • 雅达利八十个经典游戏 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 70% (based on 24 ratings)

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Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings with 1 reviews)

A Blast From the Past for Computer Gaming Fans

The Good
Eighty games is a lot to sift through. Fortunately, Digital Eclipse helps us out by grouping them into nine categories: Sports Games, Adventure Games, Atari Arcade Originals, Arcade at Home, Space Games, Racing Games, Mind Games, Action Games and Gambling Games.

Of these, the Atari Arcade Originals are definitely the best. Here you will find faithful ports of 18 original Atari coin-op games including Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Black Widow, Centipede Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Liberator, Lunar Lander, Major Havoc, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong, Red Baron, Space Duel, Super Breakout, Tempest and Warlords. Sounds and graphics for each game are faithfully reproduced. It's just like playing the original coin op machine, especially since even the original cabinet artwork is represented. This can be turned off for a full-screen display, but I felt that the artwork gave each game a certain ambience that you just can't get from staring at a plain old computer monitor.

There are some nice extras thrown in as well that may be of special interest to computer gaming buffs (such as myself) with interests that go beyond currently available games and encompass the hobby as a whole, including its history. These include original box art for Atari 2600 ROM cartridges, digitized pictures of the full original manuals for the same, images of the original coin-op cabinets, promotional brochures, marketing materials, collector pins and other Atari memorabilia and snippets of interviews with Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, considered by many to be the father of modern video games. MobyGames members are particularly likely to enjoy these extras.



The Bad
Most of the games, except for the ones listed under Atari Arcade Originals (above) are ports of Atari 2600 home system cartridge ROMs. As such, they are extremely primitive in both appearance and design. They may have some nostalgic or historical value, but I doubt that most people will spend too much time actually playing them.

The Bottom Line
This collection of Atari classics will have a special appeal for fans of the classic arcade games, nostalgia buffs and collectors. Gamers interested in only bleeding-edge technology need not apply.

Windows · by Halmanator (598) · 2005

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Game added December 10, 2004. Last modified January 24, 2024.