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#1 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 6:57 AM

This looks really nice, should be out tonight in the US.

http://itunes.apple....422966028?mt=8#

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Atari’s Greatest Hits brings the best of retro gaming to iOS with 100 Classic Atari Games. This suite brings you the hottest Arcade and 2600 titles from Atari. For those who love the classic gaming experience this handheld breakthrough is sure to guarantee hours of fun.

What we feature is:
• 18 Classic Atari Arcade Games including PONG
• 92 Atari 2600 Games
• Bluetooth Mutliplayer for head to head play for titles such as Pong, Warlords, and more!
• Original Cabinet and Box Art

Download this App and receive PONG for FREE!

Buy the rest of Atari’s Entire Library in 2 unique ways:
1. 25 separate packs available for download at $0.99
2. Buy all 100 games for a discounted price of $14.99 (basically the price of a movie ticket)

Play Anywhere, Anytime!

Separate Game Packs include:

Asteroid Pack
1. Asteroid
2. Asteroid Deluxe
3. Asteroids 2600
4. Canyon Bomber – Bluetooth Multiplayer
Battlezone Pack
1. Battlezone
2. Red Baron
3. Air-Sea Battle – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
4. Submarine Commander
Centipede Pack
1. Centipede
2. Millipede
3. Centipede 2600
4. Millipede 2600
Black Widow Pack
1. Black Widow
2. Space Duel – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Desert Falcon
4. Space War
Crystal Castles Pack
1. Crystal Castles
2. Crystal Castls 2600
3. Surround – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
4. Maze Craze
Gravitar Pack
1. Gravitar
2. Gravitar 2600
3. Radar Lock
4. Demons to Diamonds – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Star Raiders Pack
1. Star Raiders
2. Liberator
3. Star Ship – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
4. Human Cannonball
Missile Command Pack
1. Missile Command
2. Missile Command 2600
3. Fun with Numbers
4. Flag Capture - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Lunar Lader Pack
1. Lunar Lander
2. Sky diver - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Video Pinball
4. Code Breaker
Super Breakout Pack
1. Super Breakout
2. Breakout - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Off – the - Wall
4. Circus Atari - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Tempest Pack
1. Tempest – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Tempest 2600 – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Outlaw
4. Atari Video Cube
Majar Havoc Pack
1. Major Havoc
2. Secret Quest
3. Sentinel
4. Yars Revenge – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Warlords Pack
1. Warlords - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Warlords 2600
3. Combat - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
4. Combat 2 - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Adventure Pack
1. Adventure
2. Haunted House
3. Return to Haunted House
4. Save Mary
Tic-Tac-Toe Pack
1. 3d Tic-Tac-Toe
2. A game of concentration
3. Backgammon
4. Brain Games
Fatal Run Pack
1. Fatal Run
2. Dodge ‘Em
3. Night Driver
4. Street Racer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Quadrun Pack
1. Quadrun
2. Slot Racers – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Stellar Track
4. Math Gran Prix
Casino Pack
1. Casino - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Slot Machine
3. Video Checkers
4. Video Chess
Sword Quest Pack
1. Swordquest Earthworld
2. Swordquest Fireworld
3. Swordquest Waterworld
4. Sprintmaster
Championship Soccer Pack
1. Championship Soccer - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Golf
3. Double Dunk
4. Basketball
Football Pack
1. Football - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Home Run
3. Miniature Golf
4. Bowling
Real Sports Basketball Pack
1. Realsports Basketball - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Realsports Boxing - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Realsports Tennis - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
4. Realsports Baseball - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Real Sports Football Pack
1. Realsports Football - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
2. Realsports Soccer - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
3. Realsports Vollyball - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
4. Video Olympics - BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
Battlezone Pack
1. Battlezone 2600
2. Super Breakout 2600
3. Super Baseball
4. Super Football
Hangman Pack
1. Hangman
2. Black Jack
3. Steeplechase


If you have read this far then you should obviously buy the $14.99 option because you are a die-hard Atari fan and we love you for it.



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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 8:19 AM

I have a G1 iPod Touch; any word on whether it works on the older devices? I'm guessing probably not.

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 10:48 AM

Awesome, now I can have play atari on my iphone. I guess I can sell my collection now....



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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 11:46 AM

Let me guess, Atari will be re-re-re-releasing their games library on the Playstation 4, Xbox 720, Nintendo Wii2, Nintendo DSI4D(which will probably be in 9 months), up until the end of time?

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 12:43 PM

I have a G1 iPod Touch; any word on whether it works on the older devices? I'm guessing probably not.


It does. iOS 3.0 minimum requirement.

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 1:05 PM

Soooo conflicted here...

I loooovvveee Atari... :lust:

BUT...

I hate APPLE, *blah* @ ITunes. :x *facepalm*

Dunno if I would want to deal with an Iphone bad enough to have this much Atari on the go... :|

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 1:13 PM

Well... it's a start. But seriously, no Quantum? No Rampart? Those games are practically tailor-made for the iOS.

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 1:19 PM

Soooo conflicted here...

I loooovvveee Atari... :lust:

BUT...

I hate APPLE, *blah* @ ITunes. :x *facepalm*

Dunno if I would want to deal with an Iphone bad enough to have this much Atari on the go... :|


I'm pretty sure the PSP and the DS both have the same compilations, its not exactly a new things...

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 1:50 PM

Basic Math!?!

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 2:40 PM

I hope it can be hacked to play custom roms: developing my own Homebrew 2600 game on an iPhone, priceless !

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 2:46 PM

Well... it's a start. But seriously, no Quantum? No Rampart? Those games are practically tailor-made for the iOS.


Rampart was put out by Atari Games, which whoever owns what used to be Midway now controls. That appears to be Warner Brothers, which is a tad ironic when you think about it.

This collection is coming from (directly or indirectly) the modern-day Atari, which holds the rights to the Atari Inc. and Atari Corp. stuff, but not anything by Atari Games.

Quantum is a possibility, but since it hasn't made any of Atari's classic games collections released before now, there may be other issues holding it back, or just plain lack of interest.

Edited by FujiSkunk, Wed Apr 6, 2011 2:48 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 3:59 PM

wheres crazy climber

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 5:14 PM

wheres crazy climber

The same place as Berzerk, Pole Position, Galaxian, Ms. Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Space Invaders, Defender, Joust and others: they were licensed from other companies, so Atari would have to pay to re-license them for this compilation.

Edited by Nathan Strum, Wed Apr 6, 2011 5:15 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 5:18 PM

Rampart was put out by Atari Games, which whoever owns what used to be Midway now controls. That appears to be Warner Brothers, which is a tad ironic when you think about it.

This collection is coming from (directly or indirectly) the modern-day Atari, which holds the rights to the Atari Inc. and Atari Corp. stuff, but not anything by Atari Games.

Quantum is a possibility, but since it hasn't made any of Atari's classic games collections released before now, there may be other issues holding it back, or just plain lack of interest.

True... forgot about the split library. But still... Quantum would be perfect on the iPhone, and after all if Math Gran Prix is in there... :roll:

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 6:34 PM

How can some of these be played wihout a joystick?

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 6:49 PM

Probably on-screen joystick & buttons like most iOS games (that aren't motion-sensitive).

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 8:48 PM

How can some of these be played wihout a joystick?


Like this: http://www.ionaudio.com/icade :)

But, yes, there is an on-screen joystick area. 2600 games are viewed in portrait mode with the controls on the bottom part of the screen.

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011 9:10 PM

Probably on-screen joystick & buttons like most iOS games (that aren't motion-sensitive).

:(

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 12:24 AM


Probably on-screen joystick & buttons like most iOS games (that aren't motion-sensitive).

:(


I know, it's not ideal. It's not as bad as it sounds though. I have had no problem with it anyway.

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 3:27 AM

BTW, I know this wasn't everyone's #1 burning question, but, yes, the SwordQuest comics are in there.

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 5:17 AM

Bought it. Did a write-up on it in the comments of this blog entry.

Overall impressions:
  • The emulation is good. Seems very accurate, and silky-smooth.
  • The controls are hit-and-miss, depending on the game. Some games just don't translate well to touch-screens.
  • The arcade games fare better than the 2600 titles, because many of the strongest 2600 titles just aren't there (due to licensing costs, no doubt).
  • I bought all of the games, but I'm sure I'll never play most of the 2600 ones. If there are just a handful of titles you like, just buy those packs at 99¢. It's still pretty cheap.
  • They need to make the controls more user-adjustable, both in terms of layout and sensitivity.
  • Game packs from third-parties would be great.
  • The 2600 box scans are from AtariAge, but I didn't see any mention of that in the credits.


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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 12:39 PM

BTW, I know this wasn't everyone's #1 burning question, but, yes, the SwordQuest comics are in there.


But does it include Waterworld and Airworld?

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 12:52 PM

What... no Android OS version? Its not that android is better... its just not Apple... and Im already enough of a douchebag as it is without owning an apple product to compound it. ;)

BAZINGA!

Edited by Syntaxerror999, Thu Apr 7, 2011 12:53 PM.


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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 1:35 PM

How's the emulation of the vector arcade games?

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 1:47 PM

Vector games look excellent, although I'm on an iPhone 3GS, so the resolution suffers on very small objects. In Gravitar, for example, you can hardly see which way your ship is pointing. An iPhone 4 would likely look better, but an iPad would be best. Games like these were never designed to be played on such a tiny screen. (Another minor gripe - they didn't add the blue overlay on Red Baron.)

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