The games industry owes a lot to Atari. Without it, we probably would have never seen the medium take off the way it did. Affordable, accessible computing was available to the masses during the 1970s, and classics such as Pong, Centipede, Asteroids and Tempest led that charge. Of course, the industry all came toppling down on itself in the mid 1980s, and we partly have Atari to thank for that as well!
Since the company that Nolan Bushnell made has done so much for the industry, it’s only fair to assume that the brand has a long list of classic games under its metaphorical belt. Indeed, over 40 titles have been compiled for your nostalgic pleasure in this first volume of Atari’s Greatest Hits.
Each game includes the original game manuals, the same pick-up and play controls as their arcade and Atari 2600 counterparts, and various modern updates that takes advantage of the Nintendo DS wireless functionality. 20 games will have the power to connect to other DS consoles in Single Card play, and head-to-head games are available in multi-card play.
The selection of Arcade Hits includes Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Gravitar, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Space Duel and Tempest. Of the Atari 2600 games, you can choose from: 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Adventure, Air-Sea Battle, Asteroids, Atari Video Cube, Basketball, Battlezone, Bowling, Centipede, Championship Soccer, Dodge ‘Em, Flag Capture, Football, Fun With Numbers, Gravitar, Hangman, Haunted House, Home Run, Human Cannonball, Math Gran Prix, Miniature Golf, Missile Command, Outlaw, Realsports Baseball, Realsports Boxing, Realsports Football, Realsports Tennis, Realsports Volleyball, Sky Diver, Slot Matching, Slot Racers, Sprintmasters, Starship, Stella Tack, Submarine Commander, Surround, Swordquest Earthworld, Swordquest Fireworld, Swordquest Waterworld, Tempest and Video Checkers.
- Wireless DS multi-card play
- Number of players: 1-2
- Development Company: Atari
- Software House: Atari
- Video Dimensions: 2D
- Publisher: Namco Bandai Partners
- Point Of View: Combination