Atari Greatest Hits

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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 is composed of two compilations of retro Atari arcade games & Atari 2600 games ported to the Nintendo DS. It is available for free on iOS & Android with downloadable games for purchase.

Included games in Volume 1[edit]

Arcade Titles

Atari 2600 Titles

Included games in Volume 2[edit]

Arcade Titles

  • Asteroids Deluxe
  • Black Widow
  • Crystal Castles
  • Liberator
  • Major Havoc
  • Millipede
  • Red Baron
  • Super Breakout
  • Warlords (4 player support)

Atari 2600 Titles

  • Adventure: Return to Haunted House
  • Adventure: Secret Quest
  • Canyon Bomber (2 player support)
  • Circus Atari (2 player support)
  • Combat (2 player support)
  • Combat Two (2 player support)
  • Demons to Diamonds (2 player support)
  • Desert Falcon
  • Off-the-Wall
  • Radar Lock
  • Golf
  • Double Dunk (2 player support)
  • Realsports Basketball (2 player support)
  • Realsports Soccer (2 player support)
  • Super Baseball (2 player support)
  • Super Football (2 player support)
  • Video Olympics (4 player support)
  • A Game of Concentration
  • Backgammon
  • Basic Programming
  • Brain Games (2 player support)
  • Code Breaker
  • Maze Craze (2 player support)
  • Video Chess
  • Fatal Run
  • Night Driver
  • Steeplechase
  • Street Racer
  • Quadrun
  • Sentinel
  • Space War
  • Star Raiders
  • Yar's Revenge
  • Breakout
  • Crystal Castles
  • Millipede
  • Super Breakout
  • Video Pinball
  • Warlords (4 player support)
  • Black Jack (3 player support)
  • Casino (4 player support)

Extras[edit]

Both volumes contain an art gallery of pictures from their playable arcade games, Atari 2600 manuals from their playable arcade games and credits that say the people who helped make them. Both volumes contain 2 other extras. While Volume 1 has a trivia game that gives players 20 randomly selected questions about Atari and Army Battlezone, a version of Battlezone commissioned by the US Army for Atari to train the gunners of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Volume 2 has 8 interviews from Nolan Bushnell, including video and audio (although the interviews don't have similar buttons to many video hosters) & an Atari 400 Basic engine.[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. Harris and Morgen 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.