Excerpt: "I was so pleased to find this complication games cd as it had all the classics I remembered playing as a child and so many more. There's the ones you will all remember such as Pitfall (my all time favourie, and still haven't completed it 12 years on!), Chopper Command, Grand Prix, Spider Fighter and Plague Attack to name but a few. There are 45 games in total and even some games that have never been released - I found these games, such as Thwocker, ...
Pros: If you ever played an Atari as a child - this is for you !
Cons: Your kids will think your sad playing basic "old" games
Excerpt: "Activision Anthology is a must for all 20+ games as well as new generation ones, it is a great collection of classics. The anthology contains over 45 games from the Atari 2600! Here is the a sample listing of the games: Boxing Barnstorming Chopper Command Fishing Derby River Raid River Raid 2 Stampede Enduro Dragster Freeway Grand Prix Kaboom! Oink! Pitfall Spider Fighter Tennis and many more..... This also has never released ...
Pros: Fantastic Old Classics, Great Sound Track, 2 Player, Bonus game modes
Cons: Younger gamers maybe wont appriciate, Some games are tedious !
Summary: Okay, so I didn't nessesarily grow up when Atari was popular, but I certainly did grow up with much respect for it. I got my hands on a compilation of Atari 2600 goodness for the PC quite a few years ago, and it opened up a brand new interest of mine. After this, I became fascinated with the system and I started playing more and more of it while everybody was playing Goldeneye and such....
Summary: No kidding, the selection screen is just a few items short of looking like my childhood room. I had my Atari hooked up to a black and white TV because the costs of games kept me from up-grading to a color TV. Just too hard to do when your income was $4 a week for taking out the trash for your parents and $6 a week for delivering the now defunct Washington Star on Sunday mornings.
Summary: The games were okay Atari games. There area a lot of them however. But what I would have liked to have seen is re released versions of them. The most entertainment I got out of this was watcing the old atari commercials that I had unlocked.
Summary: Activision released their library of Atari 2600 games many times before but this time they succeeded in capturing the nostalgic 80's feel that makes this package a great 'musuem' for those of us who cut our teeth on the early game systems. As you play through the games you unlock items like classic commercials and the patches Activision used to give away. You'll also unlock 'filters' that range from annoying to nausea inducing.
Summary: If you were a child of the 80s and loved video games, than your [$$$]cannot be better spent. Between the awesome 80s soundtrack and the unlockables in this game it is really worth it. Why only 4 stars? You can only play this is short bursts as you will find the walk down memory lane is fun, it wont last too long.
Summary: First off,I have to say that I grew up in the 80s and I used to play atari all the time,so my review may be a bit biased.For me, this game had so many memories in it that it was a blast!One of the main reasons I got this anthology was because it included the great game Seaquest in it.I used to play that game for hours on end back in the day!