Atari Flashback Gold - 50th Anniversary Console (Slightly Damaged Packaging) (UK/EU) (Atari)
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Once the game has opened, use the Game Select switch if you want to change the game (The 2600 often had several versions of the same game for 1, 2 or more players, varied options, etc.). Other games that I feel should have made the list are: Iron Soldier, Power Drive Rally, Ultra Vortek (w/Speed Mode Turned on), Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, Defender 2000, Syndicate, Primal Rage and Alien Vs Predator (even though it was sooo BORING, I felt like that game set the graphics bar for consoles really high for it's time).
Atari Flashback 11 – 50th Anniversary Edition - Menkind
I don't know if there's much hope of WB doing anything with their classic Midway/Atari Games/Williams/Leland library, but hopefully we at least see Activision's 2600 library make a return one day to mainstream consoles. There's little room at today's current Activision for such a classic compilation on consoles, but with the shakeup with the Microsoft acquisition, just maybe something positive like that will happen. Removing Pitfall! and River Raid made sense as, being 3rd-party games, they never belonged on this anyway. Caverns of Mars was dreadful and Wizard was an unreleased, unfinishedThe 40 games are selected from a series of menus and sub-menus - all of which are pretty bland. But Goldberg sung its praises, stating Vendel put a lot of time and effort into designing a "wonderful menu system that gives a great experience". Let's look at these wonderful menus that took so much time and effort of someone's life to make: This is one of the coolest and most comprehensive game collections I have seen and I'm absolutely loving everything about it. Yes, it's missing some stuff I'd want to see, but there's so much depth and context and features here where I can't complain. I expected just a bunch of 2600 games and got so much more. Not sure why come people were expecting loads of third party published games on this collection as it probably would have cost more than this collection is probably going to make in sales to acquire many of those rights. Although that Jaguar list of games will probably sell more this way than the ever did on the actual hardware.
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I totally agree - ESB was a great shooter at the time. I can still see those blinking rectangles (weak spots) on the walkers, begging to be shot. That game and Pitfall 2 were like the final 2600 games I remember playing seriously, along with all our Colecovision titles, before the NES hit the scene and completely took over. Unsurprisingly 40 games from Atari 2600, but I'd like to know more about the extras. That's what make Digital Eclipse releases appealing.I’m baffled why not only the reviewer, but all of the promos, videos, and write ups about this game focus so much on the unnecessary interviews and nostalgia they stuffed it with (pushing the game file size well over 8gb, ouch!), and completely ignored what all gamers want to know. What exactly is IN this game?! Well here is the list of included games, and this should have been the first thing noted in the review 🤨