Atari Greatest Hits Lands in the Android Market

If you enjoy playing retro arcade games from the comfort of, well… anywhere, then you are in luck! Atari Greatest Hits, the iOS smash hit, has already received over 3.5 million downloads in the App Store and is now available for download on Android devices, both tablets and smartphones.

Arriving in the Android Market with a 100 title catalogue, Atari Greatest Hits promises hours of old-school entertainment. The mother app is free to download and includes one free Atari game, Missile Command. If you want to add more titles to your collection they will run you $0.99 for a bundle of four or you have the option to buy all 25 packs for a mere $9.99. This is a great deal for that many titles but, one thing to keep in mind, the download is a hefty 42MB and may be a bit much for those of you who are low on storage. Some users are also reporting problems with the game controls, something that will most likely be addressed by the devs in the first update.

Within the app you will find all the great games from the 70′s and 80′s like Asteroids and Centipede, you’re bound to find ones that will bring back some great memories. I wont go on listing all the games here in this article, but you can head to the Android Market for the full low down. We have included screenshots, the Atari promo video, download links and the press release after the break, so be sure to check it out!

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ATARI LAUNCHES ITS GREATEST HITS APP FOR ANDROID

The #1 Selling iTunes App Expands into the Global Android Marketplace

Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2011 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced the availability of Atari’s Greatest Hits for Android Marketplace.

Launched only a few months ago for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Atari’s Greatest Hits has already exceeded 3.5 million downloads in the iTunes App Store. Android smart phone and tablet owners can now download the App to receive Missile Command for FREE, and get access to a vast catalog of 100 classic Atari games. This extensive collection pays homage to each of the originals and was designed to mimic the gameplay Atari fans remember from 30 years ago.

“The #1 selling Atari’s Greatest Hits continues to expand its reach to new operating systems, devices and territories,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari. “It exemplifies our company goals as we shift our core focus towards delivering casual gaming experiences through mobile and social platforms.”

Players can purchase 25 separate game packs for $0.99 each or buy all 100 games for a discounted price of $9.99.

Game packs include:

Centipede, Asteroids, Tempest, Battlezone, Black Widow, Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Star Raiders, Pong, Lunar, Lander, Super Breakout, Major Havoc, Warlords, Adventure, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Fatal Run, Quadrun, Casino, Swordquest, Championship Soccer, Football, Realsports Basketball, Realsports Football, Super Breakout 2600 and Hangman.


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