London, United Kingdom– October 13th, 2010– 50 of the most addictive games from Atari’s legendary vault will be compiled into Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 the must-have Nintendo DS title from Atari, one of the world’s most recognised publishers and producers of interactive entertainment. Bringing together dozens of the most popular Atari arcade and Atari 2600 titles of all-time, including Asteroids®, Pong®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Tempest®, Lunar Lander®, Space Duel, Battlezone® and Adventure, Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 is the ultimate DS title for casual gamers.
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 will be ignited on the Nintendo DS. Each game will feature 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 will be 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 will feature the original game manuals for each title, an Atari memorabilia showcase, and special bonus extras -- including an Atari Trivia game where gamers can race against the clock to answer questions about Atari history and then post their scores to Atari.com.
“Featuring 50 of Atari’s most iconic games that defined a generation, the launch of Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 is a dream come true for casual players”, said John Burns, Vice President and General Manager for Atari Europe,“With the inclusion of a new single cartridge multiplayer mode, original game manuals and new special content, the compilation offers players the chance to re-live the old school days of classic arcade games”.
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 Volume 1 is Rated 3+ PEGI in Europe and will be available exclusively on Nintendo DS. For more information, please log onto www.atari.com.
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