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  • Summary: A classic gaming compilation that delivers over 40 Activision games for the Atari 2600 from Barnstorming to River Raid, plus never-before-released titles! For the total retro gaming experience, you can choose from "Classic" mode or "3D Enhanced" options which offer a challenging twist to these timeless classics. You are also able to go online and download new games and demos, as well as historical info about Activision, the games and their creators. An 80's hit soundtrack featuring favorite artists from the decade brings the nostalgia full circle. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
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  1. 88
    With a ton of great games that still hold up to today’s standards, as well as all the extras and the little touches that show that Anthology was lovingly crafted as opposed to hastily slapped together, as many similar collections tend to be, it’s hard to find any reason not to recommend it.
  2. A ridiculous variety of games coupled with hundreds of Easter eggs and other bells and whistles. It is easily the best such collection to come along yet.
  3. 85
    This, folks, is a classic compilation done right. The emulation is damn near spot-on.
  4. It's far from perfection, but if classic gaming is in your blood or piquing your curiosity, this Anthology is for you.
  5. David Crane, the creator of "Pitfall," even invites players to drop him a line. Part of me is afraid of what I'll find. [24 Jan 2003, p.107]
  6. The sheer number of playable games and unlockable items and the slick production values make it a great value for any gamer with an interest in the roots of console gaming as we know it.
  7. Sure they are the forefathers of today's Grand Theft Autos and MechAssaults, but I don't crap in an outhouse like my great grandpappy did more than 100 years ago.

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  1. DwayneM.
    Mar 14, 2003
    This game is groovy.
  2. KyleP.
    Dec 19, 2002
    It's good for the nostalgia, but that wears away quickly and then you are stuck with a bunch of ancient Atari games.