Atari Classic Games Invade iPhone, iPad

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Proving that the more things change, the more they play the same, new iPhone and iPad app Atari’s Greatest Hits lets you enjoy more than 100 retro video game classics on mobile devices.

The entire compilation of over 18 arcade games (Missile Command, Milipede, Tempest) and 92 Atari 2600 amusements (Yar’s Revenge, Asteroids, Crystal Castles) can be purchased for just $14.99. Thriftier or more demanding players can alternately opt to buy any of 25 four-game packs for $0.99 apiece via in-app purchase. Featured titles like Warlords and Pong, the latter of which is offered free as a gift, support Bluetooth head-to-head multiplayer, and include original arcade cabinet and box art.

A one-way trip back to gaming’s mid-Eighties golden age, like equally nostalgic outings Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Gobliiins and The 7th Guest, it proves a pleasing counterpoint to today’s gussied-up 3-D tech demos and pissed-off avians.

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