Atari Anthology

Atari - 80 Classic Games in One!, also called Atari: The 80 Classic Games, is a video game collection of 1980 video games previously published by Atari, Inc. and Atari Corporation, reproducing Atari's games from its arcade and Atari 2600 game console platforms. Many games permit one to play each title at varying speeds, with time limits, or with a shifting color palette.

Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!
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Box art
Developer(s)Digital Eclipse
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
EngineRenderWare
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • WW: November 11, 2003
Xbox
  • NA: November 16, 2004
  • EU: November 26, 2004
PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 22, 2004
  • EU: February 18, 2005
Genre(s)Compilation
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer (max 2)

Extra contents include original arcade artwork and scans of the instruction manuals for the Atari 2600 games, video interviews with Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, Windows desktop themes, DirectX 9 runtime, Adobe Reader 5.1 English version.

Support for Stelladaptor 2600 to USB interface, and 24-bit color wallpapers for Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Tempest themes are available as patches.

GamesEdit

Atari arcade gamesEdit

Atari 2600 gamesEdit

MarketingEdit

As part of Atari's 40th anniversary, free download of Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! was also available in the following General Mills boxed cereal products: Cinnamon Toast Crunch (17 oz.), Lucky Charms (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios (17 oz.), Cheerios (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs (16.5 oz.).[1]

A free Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! CD could also be found inside General Mills boxed cereals in Canada.[2]

Atari Anthology includes the following changes:

Atari Classics EvolvedEdit

This compilation, published for PlayStation Portable in 2007, includes 11 arcade classics from Atari Anthology (such as Asteroids and Super Breakout) and also 50 Atari 2600 titles (that are unlockable). Also, every arcade title has an "evolved" version with new graphics and sounds. To unlock the 2600 games, the player must win all awards in all arcade titles.

ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ General Mills & Atari Giveaway! Archived May 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Atari Games in General Mills Cereals
  3. ^ "Atari Anthology for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Atari Anthology for PS2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "Atari: 80 Classic Games in One for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  6. ^ Tracy, Tim (January 8, 2004). "Atari: 80 Classic Games in One Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  7. ^ Tracy, Tim (November 24, 2004). "Atari Anthology Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  8. ^ Harris, Craig (November 30, 2004). "Atari Anthology". IGN. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  9. ^ Humphries, Scott (January 28, 2004). "Atari: 80 Classic Games in One Review". IGN. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  10. ^ Rubenstein, Glenn (February 17, 2004). "'Atari: 80 Classic Games in One' (PC) Review". X-Play. Retrieved May 16, 2020.

External linksEdit

The 80 Classic GamesEdit

AnthologyEdit