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Apple's App Store received an Atari's Greatest Hits app that features 100 of Atari's most popular games

Gamers who appreciate old school video/arcade games will be happy to hear that Apple now has an Atari app that features classics like Centipede and Breakout. 

Atari was first founded in 1972 as Atari Inc., and was later divided into Atari Corporation and Atari Games in 1984. In 1998, Atari Interactive was made when Hasbro Interactive acquired all Atari Corporation properties. Atari specializes in consumer electronics, especially video game systems and arcade games. 

Now, as of today, Apple's App Store received an Atari's Greatest Hits app that features 100 of Atari's most popular games. The app features 92 titles from the Atari 2600 and 18 Atari Arcade games. Atari's Greatest Hits is a free universal app that comes with a free version of Pong to get you started, and costs $.99 for each additional 4-pack of games. An in-app purchase of $14.99 will unlock all 99 games. 

All 100 games have been updated to work with touchscreen controls on the iOS platform. Some of the games even have Bluetooth multiplayer capabilities for head-to-head competition with others. Additional features include black and white to color switches and control methods that allow the user to select a faux Atari console interface. 

The only downfall is that Activision's Atari games such as Pitfall and River Raid didn't make the cut. Others not on the list are E.T. and Pac-Man. 

The Atari Greatest Hits App is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and can be found here.


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It's not pay day yet...
By KrayLoN on 4/7/2011 4:53:08 PM , Rating: 2
and i know where 15.00 will be spent. Although what is this about PAC MAN and PIT FALL not making the list? You can't call this app "Greatest Hits" without them imho.




RE: It's not pay day yet...
By spamreader1 on 4/7/2011 5:01:53 PM , Rating: 3
I may be mistaken, but isn't PAC MAN a capcom game?


RE: It's not pay day yet...
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 4/7/2011 5:03:55 PM , Rating: 1
Bingo.


RE: It's not pay day yet...
By Taft12 on 4/7/2011 5:06:55 PM , Rating: 2
Not the 2600 version -- it was a terrible from-scratch-rewrite that had nothing to do with the arcade version. It won't be missed.


RE: It's not pay day yet...
By Flunk on 4/8/2011 9:46:48 AM , Rating: 2
It doesn't really matter as Atari would have to pay Namco royalties for it anyway.


RE: It's not pay day yet...
By tallcool1 on 4/8/2011 7:03:23 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed, the 2600 version of pacman was pure crap!
I wouldn't play it today if it was free.


By snakeInTheGrass on 4/7/2011 9:14:56 PM , Rating: 2
And Pitfall was Activision.


RE: It's not pay day yet...
By amanojaku on 4/7/2011 5:30:07 PM , Rating: 4
No, the original Pac-Mac was an arcade game made by Namco, the same people who made Tekken and Soul Calibur. Bally-Midway (Mortal Kombat) licensed it for the US arcades. It was ported to the Atari console by Atari. As far as I know Capcom was never involved in its development.


Titles?
By InternetGeek on 4/7/2011 10:59:26 PM , Rating: 3
No pitfall, no river raid and possibly no enduro makes this completely un-interesting to me.




RE: Titles?
By FaaR on 4/8/2011 11:51:01 AM , Rating: 2
No Gauntlet, Marble Madness or Paperboy either.

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18 + 92 = 110
By mfenn on 4/7/2011 4:53:53 PM , Rating: 2
That is all




RE: 18 + 92 = 110
By Azethoth on 4/7/2011 5:32:18 PM , Rating: 2
Only if 10 of them do not overlap...


Whaaat?
By Belard on 4/7/2011 6:34:06 PM , Rating: 2
No Activision games? it was the 2600 and Pitfall that allowed Activision to become the big game company they are today. (I wonder if any of the original people are left... oh yeah wikipedia - uh nope)

Personally - I hated the 2600. The joysticks sucked and the graphics were horrible. Odyssey2 had bad graphics too - but at least the colors looked good. How about a Vectrex emulator? Mine still works. :)

Cool would be a Commodore64 or even an Amiga Games APP for iOS and Android.




RE: Whaaat?
By KC7SWH on 4/7/2011 6:43:11 PM , Rating: 2
Forget pitfall I want Megamania. Bring on the space dice!!


By Taft12 on 4/7/2011 5:04:35 PM , Rating: 2
Without the Activision games this won't come close to fulfilling my retro-80s basement gaming nostalgia.

That said, the pack with Adventure and Haunted House will be truly awesome! And all the Swordquest games? Oh my!




Check the reviews though...
By bodar on 4/7/2011 8:23:45 PM , Rating: 2
Terrible controls and doesn't scale to iPad? Ouch. That's a shame. Yars' Revenge was the best back in the day.




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