May the Gaming heavens forbid that another robust collection of classic arcade games come to the Nintendo Switch. What with Bandai Namco Museum, NEO GEO, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, and SEGA Genesis Classics on the system. Well, it is Atari’s turn now and the company is bringing over not 20 or 50 games over to the Switch. Oh no, Atari are going all out and are compacting 150 of their iconic games into one single collection, the Atari Flashback Classics collection.
The publisher has a huge library of videogames that stem from the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 home consoles and including some exclusive titles from their Arcade machines as well. It can be picked up from the Nintendo eShop for $39.99. These classic games have also been give a modern twist with local achievements, leaderboards and more. Read the press release below for more information and a trailer for the game.
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.
Key Features Include:
150 Classic Atari 2600, 5200 and Arcade Games: Play seminal Atari titles including Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Tempest®, Warlords®, and many more.
Online and Local Multiplayer: Battle for arcade supremacy against friends online or at home.
Online Leaderboards: Compare your high scores with players from around the world.
Nintendo Switch Functionality: Designed to take advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s greatest features.
Brand New User-Interface: New User-Interface designed to re-create the greatest classic arcade experience.
Source: UberStrategist PR
This post was written by Mike Scorpio