Atari mines its 2600 catalog for 'Atari's Greatest Hits: Vol.1

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  1. Terminator02
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    Atari released a collection of classic games on DS way back in 2005. The publisher has announced a second DS collection of 2600 classics -- this time, without any "remixing." Atari's Greatest Hits: Volume 1, out this November, is a compilation of fifty Atari 2600 and arcade games, ranging from the legendary (Centipede, Tempest) to the somewhat obscure (the Swordquest series, Human Cannonball) to Math Gran Prix (Math Gran Prix).

    Twenty of the titles (including Pong, Space Duel, and Outlaw) will have single-card multiplayer for up to four, which makes sense given how little data would need to be transmitted to send the whole game ROM out over wireless. Check out the full game list and a trailer after the break. Something tells us that the footage in the trailer isn't authentic DS gameplay. Something like the fact that the screen images are wider than actual DS screens and aligned incorrectly.

    This is great news for retro gaming enthusiasts -- except for the ones releasing Intellivision Lives!, who we imagine didn't expect to be competing with the 2600 again.[/p]
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  2. h0ser81

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    I'll definitely have to get this. I miss playing some of the old games on the 2600. It better have River Raid damn it!
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

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    I lol'd at Swordquest. Pretty damn awesome game series, too bad the final game and prizes for the contest were never 'released'.

    Cool idea though, hopefully the games in the collection will be the very best, not just some good ones and a whole bunch of very mediocre others, like most Greatest Hits collections.

    Also, it must have H.E.R.O.
     
  4. SparkFenix

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    YEAH

    PONG
     
  5. Skyline969

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    Awesome! Yars' Revenge on the go, anyone?
     
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    come on, et! ;D
     
  7. CannonFoddr

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    Whoaa !! - Had a moment of a flashback to the old school days.........

    ... This will definitely bring back those memory's of going to local arcade during after school & playing these, skipping school dinners to save the money to play them
     
  8. mightymage

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    tempest OH HELL YEAH THIS IA A DAY 1 buy for me
     
  9. Hadrian

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    It'll only have Atari published titles, those two were from Activision back when they weren't bastids.
     
  10. Overlord Nadrian

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    Aw, that sucks.

    I'll pass on this one, then.
     
  11. Joe88

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    I already have every atari 2600 game released as well as every unreleased prototype game on my psp already
     
  12. soulx

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    This only has 50 games!
    Atari games are only several kilobytes in size. They could have fit much more in one instead of choosing to release them in volumes.

    The only thing that makes this interesting for me is the multiplayer.
     
  13. Joe88

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    they did the same hing with classic nes series

    they had 32MB but only ended up using like 2MB-4MB of it

    they want to make as much money as possible
     
  14. Hadrian

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    Might as well just go for that, at least then you can get to play all the best games.
     
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    Hm... multiplayer, eh? I wonder if it would be possible to hack it for other/more games...
     
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    The Fur Side.
    They better have Custer's Revenge. [​IMG]