Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration – Xbox Series X

(12 customer reviews)

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  • Airworld: yes, the team at Digital Eclipse created the fourth chapter of the never finished Swordquest series: Airworld.
  • Haunted House: a modern 3D isometric adventure based on the classic original.
  • Vctr Sctr: a celebration of the vector era of gaming which combines gameplay from a variety of vector arcade classics into a single challenge.
  • Neo Breakout: an amazing and addictive two player competition that combines the best parts of Breakout and Pong. & Yars Revenge Reimagined: Modern graphics the best-selling first-party Atari 2600 game of all time.
  • Quadratank: The first new entry in the classic Tank series since 1978 combines features from the original games with four-player fun in team or free-for-all modes.
Release date

November 11, 2022

Package Dimensions

6.65 x 5.35 x 0.47 inches, 2.47 ounces

Type of item

CD-ROM

Language

English

Rated

Teen

Item Weight

2.46 ounces

Manufacturer

Atari Interactive

Date First Available

August 18, 2022

12 reviews for Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration – Xbox Series X

  1. Kathi Kuebler

    Really good collection of timeless classics

  2. Brian

    This was a gift for my husband he really was excited to get it and plays it non stop.

  3. Galaxy Soaring Man

    I purchased this with only moderate expectations. I grew up with the Atari 2600 and my first computer was their 1200XL. I bought this Anniversary Celebration because of nostalgia. I am a little overwhelmed with all this has! There are over 100 playable games, including Jaguar selections, and they are all identical to the originals. There are dozens of fascinating interviews with programmers and others who gave us the original Atari products, and quite a few vintage commercials. And every playable game has the original game instruction guide!

    If you grew up with Atari, you really need this product. It will take many weeks for me to get through all the content. You won’t regret this purchase.

  4. Steve MN

    The developers did a fantastic job with this 50th Anniversary Atari package. They have a very well done visual history (The creation of Atari, 3D rotatable game boxes, videos with Atari legends and other people impacted by Atari, original design documents, screenshots, etc.) that takes you through all the Atari consoles from the first VCS/2600 to their final console the Atari Jaguar. You’ll also find – MAJOR highlight for me – prototype/unreleased games and little known Arcade machines that are complete, emulated incredibly well and have lots of gameplay switches you can toggle to customize your experience with the games.

    The devs also created several brand new “Reimagined Series” games – Haunted Houses, NEO Breakout, Quadratank, Vctr-Sctr, and Yars’ Revenge. Also, they built the Atari 2600 “Swordquest: Airworld” game that Atari never finished/released.

    Here are the games:
    “Reimagined Series” – See above.

    Touch Me handheld LED electronic game that Ralph Baer drew inspiration from to create “Simon”.

    Arcade: Akka Arrh, Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Black Widow, Breakout, Centipede, Cloak & Dagger, Crystal Castles, Fire Truck, Food Fight, Gravitar, I Robot, Liberator, Lunar Lander, Major Havoc, Maze Invaders, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong, Quantum, Space Duel, Sprint 8, Super Breakout, Tempest, Warlords.

    Atari VCS/2600: 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe, Adventure, Air/Sea Battle, Asteroids, 5 different unlockable games (including Combat 2 and Basic Math), Canyon Bomber, Centipede, Combat, Crystal Castles, Dark Chambers, Demons to Diamonds, Dodge ‘Em, Fatal Run, Haunted House, Millipede, Miner 2049’er, Missile Command, Outlaw, Quadrun, Race 500 (renamed from Indy 500 due to lost license), RealSports Baseball, RS Basketball, Boxing, RS Football, RS Soccer, RS Tennis, RS Volleyball, Saboteur, Secret Quest, Solaris, Super Breakout, Surround (I think it inspired the Tron Light Cycles), Swordquest; EarthWorld, SQ: FireWorld, SQ: WaterWorld, SQ: AirWorld, Warlords, Yars’ Revenge.

    Atari 5200: Bounty Bob Strikes Back! (YES!), Millipede, Missile Command, Star Raiders (YES!), Super Breakout, Asteroids.

    Atari 9600: Asteroids, BasketBrawl, Centipede, Dark Chambers (Gauntlet type game), Fatal Run, Ninja Golf, Scrapyard Dog.

    Atari Lynx (best handheld of the era): Basketbrawl, Malibu Bikini Volleyball, Scrapyard Dog, Super Asteroids/Missile Command, Turbo Sub.

    Atari 800 Computer: Bounty Bob Strikes Back!, Caverns of Mars, Food Fight, Miner 2049er, Yoomp! (from Atari Exchange I believe. I’d never heard of it before).

    Atari Jaguar: Atari Karts, Club Drive, Cybermorph, Dino Dudes, Fight for Life (at a playable speed!!!), Missile Command 3D, Ruiner Pinball, Tempest 2000 (YES!), Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy.

    I’m not sure why the Bounty Bob Miner 2049er/Strikes Back! games are in the compilation, but I’m SUPER HAPPY these amazing platformer games are here! (Big Five Software/Bill Hogue created them).

    I have seen a few people gripe, “Why did they put 3-4 versions of Centipede”, or a couple other games that have multiple versions represented here, on the Disc? Simple answer: IT’s AN ANNIVERSARY/HISTORY presentation. They’re showing the EVOLUTION of gaming on the Atari consoles (and a few computers) – with ATARI games! (Another complaint I sometimes see is, “Where is Pac-Man? Or Activision Games?” Or game XYZ? They AREN’T Atari games! Or why is Alien Vs. Predator for Jaguar not here? I’m not 100% certain, but I’m guessing they couldn’t get the licensing (at least at a reasonable cost)). Licensing Retro games is a mine-field of misery a lot of the time.

    *** The only knock I have against the package is the LAZY implementation of Achievements. They only created 20 and *15* of them are for the Reimagined Series games NEO Breakout, Vctr-Sctr & Haunted Houses. ***

  5. Boojiboy1

    Atari50, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of all things Atari is a must have. I purchased the disk for my Xbox One S which I use as my 4K Blu-Ray player. There are representative games for all eras of Atari, from the Arcades to the Atari 2600 through the Atari Jaguar, including 8-bit computer games. Many of the games have modern updates. That’s not all. There are Interactive Timelines, which combine trivia, all-new interviews with the original developers and industry leaders. If you are a fan of Atari, you must get this!

    Pros:
    – It’s Atari! ‘Nuff said.
    – Games, games, and more games from every system Atari produced.
    – Beyond games, there are interviews of developers and industry leaders of the day.
    – Hours and hours of entertainment.

    Cons:
    – None

  6. Galaxy Soaring Man

    Awesome vid, just wish it had all the Activision games. Atari owns Activision. This is a good time game

  7. Ouija Sacc

    Yes, games are there but so is controller lag which keeps you from enjoying the games.

  8. ShabbyDog

    I expected more , all the games should be accessible!!

  9. Boojiboy1

    I always love it when video game companies do compilations! This isn’t just a rehash of 2600 games, they went on to include 5200, 7800, Lynx, and Jaguar games! This is what we fans have always dreamed of! This brings back nostalgia from my first 2600 system. It is great to have modern day controllers work with these games (I loved my original Atari 5200, but
    back In the day, the 5200 controller had a limited lifespan). This compilation does an excellent job showing rare history videos and written information from the past in making these games. This was so much appreciated. I love the original arcade versions of some of these games as well. So glad to see a 5200 version of Star Raiders, it was such a popular game on the Atari 400 computer in the 1980s.
    I gave only four stars as some of the games need unlocked yet…. Even though I payed money for this game and have other responsibilities in life. I also really miss that they sold off Battlezone, one of my favorite classic games. I hope someday they can get it back.
    Great old classics are still here: Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords. Various versions are available across the systems. The arcade versions are included as well to give a stellar feel. Now I wish some more companies would bring back the classic games. I hope Microsoft brings back the Activision 2600 games (with Intellivision and Colecovision versions) Into a future collection. Back in the day I also enjoyed the 2600 versions of Defender (a beautiful appearing game with the blue city and your rainbow firing laser bolt). The other good nostalgic classic games from the Atari 2600 era would be PAC-Man, ET, and Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back; but Atari does not own the license for these games so they are not on the disc. Hopefully someday we can play these classics! In the mean time, the Atari 5O Anniversary Edition is definitely worth the purchase for the fun variety games that it does have.

  10. ROB

    I grew up playing arcade games and my Atari VCS at home. You get an excellent sampling from both in an informative, interactive timeline. This has my vote as the most fun documentary ever made.

  11. Francisco –

    Aunque el producto indica en su descripción que es la versión con steelbook, es la edición normal

  12. Feddy

    El producto no incluye el código de descarga del juego Gravitar Recharged como lo indica la 2da foto. Es un engaño a caso?

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