In the age of Grand Theft Auto, parents are no doubt pining for the days when kids shot at blocky representations of spaceships and asteroids. Apparently, gamers themselves are getting caught up in video game nostalgia, based on the number of retrospective releases hitting store shelves. The latest is Atari Anthology, a collection of 85 classic games that is now available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox at retailers nationwide.
Featuring the most comprehensive amalgam of Atari titles ever assembled, Atari Anthology offers arcade originals and Atari 2600 console arcade and adventure games, as well as numerous offerings in the action, sports, mind, casino, racing and space genres. Classic arcade hits include Asteroids, Centipede, Battlezone, Missile Command and Pong.
Adding a contemporary spin, Atari Anthology incorporates new challenge modes such as the psychedelic Trippy Mode, Time Warp and Double Speed, all of which test the player’s skills in extreme conditions.
Atari Anthology carries a suggested retail price of $19.99. A full list of included titles and more information on the release can be found at www.atari.com.