Activision Anthology Game Boy Advance
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 100
    For anyone who has any interest in classic video games, this is a must-buy. If you just want a bunch of great pick-up-and-play games for your GBA that will sorely test your hand-eye coordination, this is a must-buy. If you don't want to look like a punk with no appreciation of the roots of video gaming, this is a must-buy.
  2. If you purchase only one retro pack in your life, make sure it's this one.
  3. Intelligent design makes playing each game a breeze, while the inclusion of a records list and patches makes conquering each game a challenge.
  4. 85
    The first time a GBA retro pack includes a cartridge save for high scores, a definite thumbs up to Aspyr for this function...This compilation pack is incredibly well-produced despite the speed, and should not be missed.
  5. 85
    An incredible technical achievement, and easily the GBA's best retro-collection. If you have even the slightest fondness for the Atari Age, or if you want to begin your game-history self-education in earnest, Anthology is a must.
  6. For you older and classic gaming fans out there who remember watching He – Man and G.I Joe then tossing your favorite Atari cart in before doing your homework or eating dinner, the trip down memory lane just doesn’t get any better than this.
  7. Aspyr did a great job of cramming nearly the entire Activision library for the Atari 2600 into a single GBA cartridge. [Spring 2004, p.38]
  8. 80
    It’s easily the best retro collection available to date!
  9. 80
    Most of the good 'uns ("River Raid," "Pitfall") still hold up surprisingly well, though "Kaboom" is totally unplayable without the paddle controller. [Apr 2004, p.86]
  10. 80
    What's most surprising is that titles such as "Pitfall" are still a lot of fun, and even the included sports games still offer a decent amount of replay value.
  11. Worth picking up just for the sheer number of games it comes with, but the additional historical extras make it a must-have for anyone with an interest in classic video games.
  12. 70
    To "normal" gamers that just want a bit of old-school flavor now and again, this cart's fine and dandy -- in fact, I hope it gives Nintendo some inspiration for a NES compilation of their own.
  13. Since some of the titles, such as the window-treatment simulation Venetian Blinds, have no rules or scoring systems, it would be difficult to qualify them as games. [Mar 2004, p.119]
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  1. DannyC.
    Dec 19, 2003
    9
    A Must for Any Atari Addict!