Atari's Greatest Hits

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  1. azcoyote macrumors member

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    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ataris-greatest-hits/id422966028?mt=8

    For all you retro gamers out there, Atari's Greatest Hits app for iPad/iPhone is now available in the App Store! It features 100 classic Atari arcade and 2600 console games. The app itself is free and includes Pong. To get the rest of the games, you can either purchase 99-cent game 4-packs within the app, or get all 100 games at once for $14.99. I opted for the later and bought all 100games for my iPad 2. Man is this app bringing back childhood memories!! These are faithful reproductions of all the classic Atari games I used to play at the arcade and 2600 console. I only wish they had included some of my other favorite non-Atari 2600 games like Pitfall. I'll need to get used to the touchscreen controls. Would be nice to have a real joystick to plug into the iPad.

    Here's the list of available games..

    Asteroid Pack
    1. Asteroid
    2. Asteroid Deluxe
    3. Asteroids 2600
    4. Canyon Bomber – Bluetooth Multiplayer

    Battlezone Pack
    1. Battlezone
    2. Red Baron
    3. Air-Sea Battle – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    4. Submarine Commander

    Centipede Pack
    1. Centipede
    2. Millipede
    3. Centipede 2600
    4. Millipede 2600

    Black Widow Pack
    1. Black Widow
    2. Space Duel – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Desert Falcon
    4. Space War

    Crystal Castles Pack
    1. Crystal Castles
    2. Crystal Castls 2600
    3. Surround – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    4. Maze Craze

    Gravitar Pack
    1. Gravitar
    2. Gravitar 2600
    3. Radar Lock
    4. Demons to Diamonds – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Star Raiders Pack
    1. Star Raiders
    2. Liberator
    3. Star Ship – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    4. Human Cannonball

    Missile Command Pack
    1. Missile Command
    2. Missile Command 2600
    3. Fun with Numbers
    4. Flag Capture – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Lunar Lader Pack
    1. Lunar Lander
    2. Sky diver – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Video Pinball
    4. Code Breaker

    Super Breakout Pack
    1. Super Breakout
    2. Breakout – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Off – the – Wall
    4. Circus Atari – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Tempest Pack
    1. Tempest – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Tempest 2600 – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Outlaw
    4. Atari Video Cube

    Majar Havoc Pack
    1. Major Havoc
    2. Secret Quest
    3. Sentinel
    4. Yars Revenge – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Warlords Pack
    1. Warlords – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Warlords 2600
    3. Combat – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    4. Combat 2 – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Adventure Pack
    1. Adventure
    2. Haunted House
    3. Return to Haunted House
    4. Save Mary

    Tic-Tac-Toe Pack
    1. 3d Tic-Tac-Toe
    2. A game of concentration
    3. Backgammon
    4. Brain Games

    Fatal Run Pack
    1. Fatal Run
    2. Dodge ‘Em
    3. Night Driver
    4. Street Racer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Quadrun Pack
    1. Quadrun
    2. Slot Racers – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Stellar Track
    4. Math Gran Prix

    Casino Pack
    1. Casino – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Slot Machine
    3. Video Checkers
    4. Video Chess

    Sword Quest Pack
    1. Swordquest Earthworld
    2. Swordquest Fireworld
    3. Swordquest Waterworld
    4. Sprintmaster

    Championship Soccer Pack
    1. Championship Soccer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Golf
    3. Double Dunk
    4. Basketball

    Football Pack
    1. Football – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Home Run
    3. Miniature Golf
    4. Bowling

    Real Sports Basketball Pack
    1. Realsports Basketball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Realsports Boxing – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Realsports Tennis – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    4. Realsports Baseball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Real Sports Football Pack
    1. Realsports Football – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    2. Realsports Soccer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    3. Realsports Vollyball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    4. Video Olympics – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER

    Battlezone Pack
    1. Battlezone 2600
    2. Super Breakout 2600
    3. Super Baseball
    4. Super Football

    Hangman Pack
    1. Hangman
    2. Black Jack
    3. Steeplechase
     
  2. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    Looks pretty slick. I'm really glad they released a Universal app. Though this should just be the norm.
     
  3. maflynn, Apr 7, 2011
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    I saw mentioned on ARS and I cannot believe it. My dilemma, do I buy it for my iPad or for the iPhone. I want to try one, to see how it works, control wise and then buy the lot for 15 bucks.

    The iPhone apps would be more useful for me as I have my iPhone all the time, but the small screen may not great.

    Edit:
    I just one game and I can play it on my iPad or my iPhone. The controls seem a tad overly sensitive but I like how they implemented it. It plays much better (duh) on the larger iPad screen
     
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    I agree - even Pong feels better on iPad.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Ah, nostalgia. They're not going to suck me in for 15 bucks on games that will suck after 5 minutes of nostalgia.

    That said, I must have Missile Command. :D

    EDIT: And Asteroids. :D
     
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    You.... complete me :D
     
  8. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Hope they continue to add games to this, I could use Xevious please :p
     
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    Not for me, I was an atari addict back in the day, so for 15 bucks, I'll enjoy this for a long time.

    The only thing that seems to be missing from the collection is space invaders :(

    Funny thing is while I was really addicted to the atari 2600 as a kid, I have little desire to play video games now. I picked up a PS3 a couple of years ago because it was the cheapest blu-ray player. I have a handful of games but they go largely untouched.

    I also have a wii for my kids but I can't remember the last time I played that.
     
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    Wow. This brings back memories. No Space Invaders seems like a huge omission. I wonder what todays' generation will make of it?
     
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    I don't know why they omit, but they've released these games as a windows game or as a console (in the form of a retro atari controller) yet they never include space invaders.
     
  13. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Space Invaders was by Midway in the states
     
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    I have been passing the iPad around at parties and the like, this will simply be another game(s) that will keep it out of my hands till I go home.

    Slice HD has been the biggest hit so far of games I downloaded. Yet I think this will get quite a few of my old school buddies. As long as they don't try to shove quarters into the dock connector I will be fine
     
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    Oh I didn't realize, I was a kid and all I knew was that it was my favorite game
     
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    Now if I can just get my hands on Star Castle from Cinematronics.. Life would be complete :)
     
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    Downloaded...

    My God, I'm playing Pong on my iPhone....

    It's sort of like owning an XBox 360 and using it to play Joust... :eek:

    ;)

    Distributed by - Taito makes the game and releases the originals now (for the consoles/handhelds)

    That would be Namco...

    I'm going buy this - we need to make it clear that we WANT this sort of thing...

    The only thing is that Midway is in "limbo" last I heard so all their games, Joust, Robotron, etc., are nowhere AFA new releases...

    The Midway Games retro packs for older systems are starting to become collector's items - especially the GameCube version since you can play it on a Wii...
     
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    Know you're joking but it depends on your graphics vs. gameplay viewpoint. Personally I favor gameplay, but know many many folks buying essentially the same game on PS3/X360 as the previous version on PS2/XBOX and raving about 'great new revolutionary version' ... which of course means more eye candy. Yawn.
     
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    Halo is just an "updated" Wolfenstein... :eek:

    ;)
     
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    No way ... it is a dumbed down Marathon! :D
     
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    Marathon = awesomeness, I think I still have that CIB (Complete-In-Box).

    I remember when they announced this awesome new Marathon-Like Mac game, called "Halo"...

    Then, Microsoft bought Bungie... :eek:

    The rest is history. ;)
     
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    Ah well ... back to playing Tempest on an iPad 2 ... ;)
     

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