Atari Greatest Hits

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1
Atari's Greatest Hits Volume 1.png
Developer(s) Code Mystics
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, iOS
Release date(s)
  • NA November 2, 2010
  • EU February 24, 2011
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, two player
Atari Greatest Hits Volume 2
Developer(s) Code Mystics
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • NA March 8, 2011
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, two player

The Atari Greatest Hits series are two titles that consist of retro Atari games ported to the Nintendo DS. Both arcade games and games originally published for the Atari 2600 are included. It is also available for free on iOS with downloadable games for purchase.

Included games[edit]

Arcade Titles

Atari 2600 Titles

Extras[edit]

Volume 1 included some extras such as a "Trivia Game", an art gallery, a gallery of Atari 2600 game manuals, and Army Battlezone (A Battlezone game developed to train of the gunners of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle).[1]

Reception[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

Writing for IGN, Craig Harris rated Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 6 out of 10, and said that the 30 dollar price was too high: "At most, this game is a 20 dollar value." Harris noticed that the Nintendo DS's small screen can not properly display games with vector graphics: "the 256 by 192 pixel density just can't display the fine visual details of Gravitar, Lunar Lander, and Asteroids." However, he praised the title's "excellent multiplayer support" and "spot-on emulations".[2] Alex Morgen at GamingBits.com gave it 3.5 of 5 stars in a generally positive review. Craig and Alex both said that many of the included titles would not hold gamers' attention for very long.[3] Nintendo Power rated it 5 out of 10, while Nintendo Gamer gave it 22 out of 100.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphries, Matthew (2010-11-10). ">Review: Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 for Nintendo DS". Geek.com. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  2. ^ Harris, Craig (2010-11-08). "Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 Review - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ Morgen, Alex (2010-11-10). "Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 1 review". GamingBits.com. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 for DS - GameRankings". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-04-11.