Atari Classics - Plug n Play TV Games
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- Platform: TV Plug & Play
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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The 10-in-1 really puts the "joy" in joystick, and you'll be unable to put it down, even when it's not plugged in. In fact, position it next to your PS2/Xbox/GameCube and see which one friends immediately go for. This truly is the most fantastic piece of plastic we've seen for years and, at less than the price of a single PS2 game, a snip to boot. Game - and life - over!
The Atari Classics 10-in-1 features 10 official and fully-licensed Atari games:
Real Sports Volleyball(tm)
For me it was as simple as connecting it to my TV - it worked right away. Note that it requires batteries to operate (4 AA). A buddy and myself played with it all last night, the batteries lasted well. Total nostalgia trip - but I must say I think those who don't recall this system will be surprised at how addictive the games are. Fun, as you'll find out, has little to do with graphics and sound - it's the gameplay that counts.
The Atari 2600 played games from ROM's, and those ROMS were 128kb in size. That ought to give you an idea on what the graphics and sound is like. It's basic, but as I said, still fun.
I docked a point off my game rating. That's entirely down to the choice of games. I imagine everyone would have expected this to include Space Invaders and Pac-Man - they were THE games to have on the Atari 2600. Sadly, they're missing. I'd assume this was a licensing issue, but it's still a real pity. Of the games that are here I think I could have done without Pong (you can't even play against someone else), Breakout, and Volleyball. They're basically rubbish.
But how about focusing on the good? Missile Command is here, and that's fun. Asteroids is here too. But the one I was really surprised with - it's maddeningly addictive - is Circus Atari. Bouncing that little stick figure up to burst the "balloons" is terrific fun.
Emulation - which this is - is very good.
So that's about it, really. Other than the missing games we've had a blast playing what is here. I can see myself idly playing them some more, too. This is a solid bit of fun which I can't fault really. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
good fun , by today's standards graphics are shocking but from a nostalgia perspective - great and i loved still playing the games. Read morePublished 13 months ago by s beck
never gets used sits in draw feels cheep and nasty would not recommend getting it save your money and buy one at a swap meet for $1Published on 16 Sept. 2013 by the leeanator
Easy to set up, works with HD LCD TV which I wasnt sure about, course you have to have the right connection sockets on your TV. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2011 by BC
Brilliant, Brought back so many memories. Well worth it :)
Just a word of advice though: It did not work for me initially with the connections supplied in the box. Read more