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Atari's Greatest Hits launch onto the DS

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 11/10/2010 8:31 PM
When Nolan Bushnell re-joined Atari's board of directors and said he wanted to take the company back to its roots, he wasn't kidding. Atari's Greatest Hits is a collection of 50, count-em, fifty classic arcade and console games from the publisher that kicked off the fever back in the 70s. And this is just volume 1 of the collection. I'm ashamed to say that I can't name 50 Atari classics off the top of my head, and I'm not exactly a noob in this regard. I have fond memories of my dad's Atari 800 computer, endless Saturday mornings hunched over an ancient control pad, my 2-year-old eyes absorbing Star Raiders, Pac-Man and Battlezone. Man does this trailer bring back memories.




Asteroids®, Pong®, Centipede®, and Missile Command® Lead Line-up
of 50 Atari Classics now Available Exclusively on the Nintendo DS



Los Angeles, CA – November 3, 2010 – 50 of the most addicting games from Atari’s legendary vault are now available on the must-have Nintendo DS title of the holiday season. Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, has just launched Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 - the ultimate Nintendo DS title for casual gamers. Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 brings together dozens of the most popular Atari arcade and Atari 2600 titles of all-time, including such blockbusters as Asteroids®, Pong®, Centipede®, Missile Command® and Tempest®.



In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Atari introduced a new era in interactive entertainment with its addictive arcade games and home gaming system. Now with Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1, a retro gaming revolution has been ignited on the Nintendo DS. Each spotlighted game features the same pick-up and play control scheme as their original arcade and 2600 form, with modern updates to align with the Nintendo DS platform. Single card multi-player is available for 20 titles including Space Duel and Pong with multi-card play available for head-to-head games.



Additionally, Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 features the original game manuals for each title, an Atari memorabilia showcase, and special bonus extras -- including an Atari Trivia game where players can race against the clock to answer questions about Atari history and then post their scores to Atari.com.



The complete Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 line-up is as follows:



Atari Arcade Hits

Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Gravitar, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Space Duel, Tempest.



Atari 2600 Favorites

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 Maching, Slot Racers, Sprintmasters, Starship, Stella Track, Submarine Commander, Surround, Swordquest Earthworld, Swordquest Fireworld, Swordquest Waterworld,Tempest and Video Checkers.



Developed by Atari in partnership with Code Mystics, Atari’s Greatest Hits: Vol. 1 is Rated “E” for Everyone and is now available exclusively on Nintendo DS for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com.