Summary: I grew up playing games in arcades, and at home on my Atari 5200. I thought buying this game would bring me back to the fun I had as a kid. It didn't. The game itself is fine, however with the upgraded technologies (graphics, sounds, controls) of todays games, these just don't seem fun anymore.
Summary: I have never seen a menu system come so close to ruining a video game. It seems designed to make it hard to find any game, much less the one you are looking for. Add to that the loose controls and reduced access to multiplayer and I wish I had never bought this game. That is in spite of the fact that many of the games included here are still a blast to play on a good emulator. If anything, get this to look at old games rather than to play them.
Rose-colored glasses for some, rose colored stop light for me.
J. Roche "Anti-Zombie Activist", Amazon
9 June 2006
Summary: The Atari 2600 was a great system. Atari was a great company, almost unquestionably the most important in turning video games into commonplace items. There are some games for the Atari 2600 that, true to their old school arcade roots, are all about challenging, addicting game play. Atari developed very few of these.
Summary: I bought "Atari Anthology" primarily for "Asteroids" and "Tempest". While I must admit, it was definitely fun to see these games again, they were somewhat of a disappointment. Not that I've been spoiled by PS2's recent high tech games of 2003-04, but because the game play from this Anthology was just bad. First, on "Tempest" as well as "Asteroids", there's a huge blue inanimate bordor around the screen. Thus, it makes my 36 inch TV screen look like a 27 inch.
Summary: Wenn man sich diese Anthologie ansieht, dann erinnert man sich wieder, wie schlecht damals die Videogames aussahen. Da die Konsole nur einen Feuerknopf hatte, waren manche der Spiele schrecklich zu bedienen. Und die nachtraeglich eingebaute Musik wiederholt sich so oft, dass es sehr schnell nervt.