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  • Summary: Get retro with 12 classic Atari games: Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, Tempest, and Warlords.
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  1. Our only real gripes are the controls and the sluggishness of some of the titles on less powerful systems.
  2. 80
    It definitely deserves a place on your game shelf, if not for the sheer gameplay, at the very least for the history it documents.
  3. Even though I had a blast browsing through all the game had to offer I found that it was basically a re-release of the "Atari Hits Volume 1 and 2."
  4. The biggest problem with this collection is the interface. How did we play these games back in the day? Dials, trackballs, joysticks, and those arcade micro-switch buttons with that distinctive 'click'. Sure, the game is playable with a mouse and keyboard, but to the people who want this game the most, it isn't the same.
  5. The ports are nearly arcade-perfect for the most part, though a few of the games suffer from control issues. Still, at a retail price of less than $20, AAE can be worthwhile if you're feeling nostalgic.
  6. While it’s fun to go back in time for a little while, I found my attention flagging after a few rounds of each game. [Jan 2002, p.96]

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  1. ToddM.
    Oct 8, 2001
    Emulation on this game set is very good, much better than many of its competitors. It has a very good arcade feel to it. I don't have any real control issues as were mentioned by some of the reviewers. I have it set up with my HotRod Joystick and it does a very good job of providing the arcade feel to it. A couple of the games, Missle Command and Centipede, work better with my Logitech Marble Mouse. It does very well for these two. The arcade machine art is very good for each machine. You can fully install the game so you will not have to stick the cd in each time you play (which I hate). The interface is very easy. The price is very reasonable. If you like the older arcade games this is as good as I've seen. Expand