Atari Anthology

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Atari Anthology
Developer(s) Digital Eclipse
Publisher(s)

Atari, Inc. (CD-ROM)

Atari, SA/Atari Interactive, Inc. (download version)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)

2003-11-11

2011-12-07 (download version)
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer (max 2)

Atari - 80 Classic Games in One!, also called Atari: The 80 Classic Games, is a collection of 80 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.

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.

Games[edit]

Atari arcade games[edit]

Atari 2600 games[edit]

Marketing[edit]

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[edit]

Atari Anthology
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Developer(s) Digital Eclipse
Publisher(s)

Atari, Inc.

JapanMicrosoft Game Studios (Xbox)
Platform(s) Xbox, PlayStation 2
Release date(s)

Xbox version:
United States2004-11-16
European Union2004-11-26
United States2005-? (rerelase)
Japan2005-08-04
PS2 version:
United States2004-11-22

European Union2005-02-18
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer (max 2)

Atari Anthology includes the following changes:

  • The Windows desktop themes, DirectX 9 runtime, and Adobe Reader 5.1 English version have been removed.
  • The Atari 2600 titles Atari Video Cube, Backgammon, and Hangman have been added.
  • The Atari 2600 titles A Game of Concentration, BASIC Programming, and Codebreaker have been removed.
  • Unlockable game challenges, which add challenges by reaching predetermined goals in specific games.

Atari Classics Evolved[edit]

This compilation, published for PlayStation Portable in 2005, 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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

The 80 Classic Games[edit]

Anthology[edit]