Conclusion: For a compilation package, there are few that can compare. The games are good, the presentation is actually fun and keeps the mood of the era, and the unlockable bonuses are actually worth the time to get, and show off a gamer's skillset.
Pros: There have been a lot of classic game compilations released in the past few years, but this particular title captures the essence of its time period. From the game's layout and interface, truly well-emulated games (MUCH better than the emulation set up on the PSOne), collectibles and bonus videos...
Cons: With subsequent releases of this title, there have been more games added to the the compilation. The PC, Macintosh, and Game Boy Advance versions have a handful of more titles to choose from, mostly home-brew games, and technical demos. Even though there is a significant number of titles to choos...
Summary: Having never played an Atari before, this gave me a good insight into some of the classic games from the era. I love being able to see how far video games have come since the 80's. My favorite game on this disk would be Keystone Capers.
Summary: I've owned this title in the past and now it seems even better than I recall. Never owed Activision, but I think I may have liked it more than the Intellivision that I did. This title may not be for everyone except those who have nostalgia for the "good-ol'-days" (retro) of gaming.
Summary: I grew up with the Atari games and thought I'd love this - but I just didn't. The menu and controls are excessively difficult to use - just getting to your favorite game takes a lot of needless moving around of menus.
good variety of first gen games, if you don't mind very eary graphics.
M D "SAMMY", Amazon
8 July 2009
Summary: I thought this was a good value set with many early & some classic titles such as asteroids, centipede, pong , tempest, missile command and breakout among others. The menu has a retro/asteroid style theme going on with six different catagories.