iPhone App Video Review: Atari’s Greatest Hits

Apr 11, 2011

Atari’s Greatest Hits is a collection of some of the most well-known games ever released for the Atari system. The app acts as a hub for finding and downloading games. The app comes with Pong pre-installed, perhaps the most popular title and one of the games that started the video game revolution.

Any apps after that will need to be purchase separately at 99 cents. While this isn’t too bad of a price, the total amount can add up quite quickly. The app displays the available games in the format on which they were originally released.

There is a large selection of arcade games as well as a humongous amount of console games to pick from. Each game has a control scheme set that best caters to its gameplay though many of these I found to be a little too touchy. It was awesome to play through many of the classics that made video games into what they are today.

At the time of this review, Atari also offered the option to purchase all 99 games for $15. If you are an Atari fan, that would probably be the best route to go. As for most of us, these games are great but the controls and slightly annoying interface make it a hard app to recommend. There are just too many other games built on these concepts to justify purchasing the original with poor controls.

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Erik Fikkert

With a heart for technology and its synergy with daily life, Erik has been involved in many different areas of media. He has composed music for film, designed branding for local companies and currently enjoys spending his days playing with iPhone apps and keeping up with the latest tech news.

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