One of my first gaming systems was the Atari 2600. Being born not too lon before the big video game crash of 1983, my parents had the Atari 2600 before I was born and I enjoyed the heck out of it while growing up. Sometimes the simplest games can still provide hours of entertainment. With Atari Flashback Classics now available on the Switch for $39.99, Atari has plopped 150 games spreading across the arcade, Atari 2600, and Atari 5200. Some of the games included are Centipede, Canyon Bomber, Outlaw, Combat, all three of the released Swordquest Games (which is awesome considering how hard Swordquest: Waterworld is to find), and more. It does look like games not currently owned by Atari aren't on the list, so no versions of Pac-Man (Namco) or Space Invaders (Taito). Still, the game selection plus online multiplayer means you can finally play Combat against a friend online. I mean, who doesn't love a nice game of Tank Pong?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Atari® Flashback Classics Introduces a Collection of 150 Atari Favorites to Nintendo Switch
Massive Library of Definitive Edition Releases of Classic Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari Arcade Games Now Available on the Nintendo Switch™ console
NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 14, 2018) - Atari®, one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers, today brings their most comprehensive collection of arcade and home console classics for Nintendo Switch with the release of Atari® Flashback Classics. Available now through the Nintendo eShop and at retail, Atari Flashback Classics is packed with 150 fan-favorite Atari games, including Asteroids®, Centipede®, and Missile Command®, all with additional content and online features!
For the first time ever, Atari Flashback Classics is available on Nintendo Switch! Dive into the legendary publisher’s iconic library of games — with titles from the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 home consoles, along with former arcade exclusives. Atari Flashback Classics features support for all-new local achievements, leaderboards, and social features to bring players together just like in the olden days. An archive of classic artwork rounds out the package to make Atari Flashback Classics a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors!
Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s unique controls and functionality to bring new life to beloved games. Up to four-player local multiplayer and two-player online is available as well on a per title basis.
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Developed by Code Mystics, Atari Flashback Classics is now available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 USD. Atari Flashback Classics is rated E for Everyone for Mild Cartoon Violence and Simulated Gambling. To learn more about Atari Flashback Classics, please visit: www.Atari.com.
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ABOUT CODE MYSTICS
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Code Mystics (www.codemystics.com) is a prolific and versatile independent developer, comprised of industry veterans. With over 50 titles spanning both high-profile flagship brands and popular indie titles, Code Mystics’ proprietary technology delivers pixel-perfect solutions on all platforms from console and handheld to mobile and desktop and even custom hardware.