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Atari: 80 Classic Games in One Image
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  • Summary: Take a step back in time to the early days of video arcades with Atari?s 80 Classic Games, a compilation of unforgettable and authentic Atari titles. Each one is faithfully reproduced with all the great sights, sounds and fast action that made them so popular. Whether you played these games in their original arcade cabinets or on an Atari 2600 console, you?re sure to find a favorite. [Atari] Expand
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  1. This is the real thing, or at least as close to the real thing as you're going to get unless you purchase the original arcade games in their cabinet.
  2. 72
    For gamers pushing thirty, Atari 80 is a window to the past and the essential anthology of Atari classics. For the uninitiated, 80 Classic Games could be the first course book in your self-education of "The History of Electronic Gaming."
  3. A great way to relive some of the high points of classic gaming. However, poorly implemented customization options and sometimes less-than-perfect emulation tarnish what would otherwise be an incredible trip down memory lane.
  4. 60
    With slightly better play control and improved vector-graphics information, the collection could be a definitive representation of videogames from the late '70s and early '80s, but as it stands, it's a fairly average look at gaming's early days.
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  1. HaveyouSeenmyspaceship?
    Dec 31, 2009
    10
    A trip to the past! It's a win!
  2. Aug 10, 2012
    9
    This game surprisingly works on my Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 3.66 GHZ, and a Superclocked NVidia GTX 260 @ 896 MB of Ram, and 2 gigs of memory. The games are not bad, it is just the thing that lets you choose the game, it changes color, and crashes a whole lot. I think it was good Steam took this off their catalog, even though it is quite the good game if it works. Expand
  3. DaveB
    Jan 29, 2009
    7
    This is a great recap of Atari. It reminds me on what I started on. When I was little my dad would let us play the Atari 2600. It shows cool acrade art and has a tremendous list of games to choose from, so you know it will have what you want to play. What I must say the downside is the controls are a little hard to cope with on certain games like Battlezone. Expand
  4. DylanM
    Jun 6, 2008
    3
    Yes these are great games. I bought this for gravitar alone, and the price would have been fair for that alone, if the presentation weren't as awful as it is. But awful it is: terrible , worse than 8-bit interface (no, not cute!), frequent crashes, and no updates from Steam. I'd like my money back. Expand
  5. coline
    Dec 25, 2009
    2
    The emulator is so old it would probably run better in a 1990's emulator! Too many crashes, hang ups, stuttering to be playable which is only going to get worse as current hardware moves further away from the shabby front end, the games would still be brilliant if you could just get at em! Expand
  6. DavidS
    Apr 9, 2008
    0
    Unless you have a horribly old (slow) machine, all you will get is a black screen - read the forum comments before buying for all of the compatibility problems! Expand
  7. AnonymousMC
    Mar 4, 2009
    0
    Would not work with either XP Pro SP3 or Vista Bus. Gave up. No help from Steam. (I bought from them)

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