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Atari Classics Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 (PS4 / XBOX ONE) - $9 Each at EB Games

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EB Games currently has online and in-store Atari Classics Vol. 1 and 2 for XBOX ONE and PS4 for $9 each, new. They're currently around $15 - 30 elsewhere.

PS4:
https://ebgames.com.au/ps4-228222-Atari-Classics-Volume-1-Pl...
https://ebgames.com.au/ps4-228224-Atari-Classics-Volume-2-Pl...

XBOX ONE:

https://ebgames.com.au/xbox-one-228226-Atari-Classics-Volume...
https://ebgames.com.au/xbox-one-228228-Atari-Classics-Volume...

For me, I'm having a little debate over whether I want these. Part of me wants them and says I'll play them for sure. But then there's this other part of me that's saying these will not be much fun and I definitely shouldn't buy…

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    Can anyone recommend which volume to get for an Atari virgin?
    Some highlights from each volume as well?

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    Volume 1: 2 player Air-Sea Battle and Bowling

  • +12 votes

    Anything before NES is unplayable unless you suffer from Nostalgiaitis.

    • +5 votes

      Some games hold up okish.

      Eg.
      Pitfall
      Mario Bros
      PacMan
      Joust
      Frogger
      Space Invaders
      Super Breakout

      Any of them a could play for a while without getting too bored.

    • +3 votes

      What amazes me is there’s still development going on with these old consoles. Some dude made a Mario game for Atari and it’s pretty amazing considering the age and limitations of that system. There’s also a sonic game too.

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      Kaboom is good, only because its unique because of the paddle controller. Combat is still fun. Agree with you for the most part though.

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      @juiciness

      Spoken like a true Gen-Y'er.

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    There's things I want on both :(
    Not going to get both volumes though.

    Edit: Got Vol 1, C&C stores were rather sparse though! Volume 2 seems to have more options for pick up.

  • +1 vote

    geez when i buy something the price drops (or if i don't buy it.. it goes out of print), I got each volumes for $19.

  • -3 votes

    Emulate, Emulate, Emulate. This will satiate any nostalgic desire, and cost you nothing. And then you will realise that yes they were fun and yes they bring back some great memories, but you don't need to spend a cent unless you need a device to play it on :) Also, why is Space Invaders never in any of these packages?

  • +10 votes

    I own an Atari 2600, and can tell you these collections are awful except for maybe 3 or 4 games (Yars Revenge, Missile Command, Warlords, and maybe Star Raiders which rubbish compared to Solaris). And Warlords is a multiplayer only game, that is designed for special spinner controller… so it's mostly unplayable.

    Atari was notorious for churning out shovelware, with games created by individual developers (not teams) over only a few months, on a system that only had 128 bytes of memory. It was only when Activision was formed by a few ex-Atari developers, that quality became a consideration and some stellar titles were created.

    So the only worthy Atari 2600 game collections are those made by Activision… not Atari.

    Give this a miss, it's just a money grab by whatever hedge fund owns Atari these days.

    • +3 votes

      Give this a miss, it's just a money grab

      It's 18 cents per game.

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      Exactly. Only if you want to relive nostalgic 2600 games, Considering these have been released many times before and this collection is only 30% of the 470 total 2600 games released.

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      Yep. I mean… two volumes? Really?

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    Good deal but I'm not putting a disc in for nostalgia purposes. IF they were this price on PSN I'd be down.

  • +3 votes

    No River Raid? No deal.

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    I had a double ended game with spikes peak and ghost manor on it. Great games at the time.

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    Nothing to see here. Sorry, fat fingers.

  • +1 vote

    Wish they put all 3 volumes on the one disc/cart like on the switch.

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    it's not just the Atari 2600 games on here.. there are some of the Arcade games as well - but really emulation is the way to go.. I have LAKKA on my $40 AUD android s905x based media player and it runs the Atari 2600 emulator, MAME arcade emulator, NES, SNES, Master system, Megadrive, N64 and PS1 emulators all at full speed with no issues. Games are played on xbox 360 joypads.

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    Where is Galaga? How is this classic anything without Galaga?

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    Don't give Atari any money, lying money hungry assholes…

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    my favourite was Missile Command !!!

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    No phoenix no deal. I spent my childhood (and all my pocket money) on that game.

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    Ill buy it.. Play it once or twice and probably that's it.

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    Very fast delivery, but ordered xbox games and received ps4 games.