I'm a gamer. A gamer that enjoys retro games and this package delivers me all the way back to the late 70s early 80s, slip on a pair of flares and crack open a Party 7, this is fun!
The emulation of the arcade games seems spot on, I haven't noticed any glitches or sound drop outs which usually dog such things. The let down is probably more around the hardware, you realise just how small the DS screen is when you play asteroids & I don't know how playable it would be sat on a bus. However,sat at home, its fine.
Centipede, Tempest & Asteroids are probably the stand outs for me, both very playable and I'd hope that younger gamers would appreciate what a breath of fresh air these were upon their release.
The second half of the package covers the Atari VCS games, with Battlezone and Asteroids both recieving very good conversions of the arcade originals. I'd venture to suggest that no console has ever been pushed further than the VCS, with its limited hardware to get anything that looks and plays like the arcade cabinet is an achievement.
This is a package that has had a lot of care taken over it. Polish and professional with excellent emulation and a good selection of controls available. Its not the usual lazy dump of old roms onto a cartridge along with a half-cocked emulation. Its been lovingly crafted and I'd thank the developers for that.
Will you sit down and play the VCS games for hours? Probably not. But I don't think thats the point of this package. Its there to serve as a historical document and a reminder of less complicated days . . . Of course, whether you should buy this or not depends completely on whether you are interested in retro gaming and how home gaming started. If you aren't, then look elsewhere. if you are . . . then you'll have a lot of fun . . .