In 2016, Atari released Atari Vault on Steam for PC. This was a collection of 100 iconic Atari games from the 1970's and 1980's. Some of the games included were Atari 2600 and Arcade classics Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, and more.
The upcoming Atari VCS is announced to be released with 100+ packed in games, including the collection of games released in the Atari Vault collection. With the reported mix of Arcade games as well as Atari 2600 games out of the box, retro gaming on the Atari VCS should be a new experience with all new Atari hardware, and what looks to be a nice graphical user interface running on Ubuntu Linux. So what are the games that will be packed in at the launch of the Atari VCS Console? From what we have heard, the following games should be on that list.
Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe , Black Widow , Centipede, Crystal Castles , Liberator , Lunar Lander , Major Havoc , Gravitar , Missile Command , Millipede , Pong , Space Duel , Red Baron , Sprint , Super Breakout , Tempest , Warlords
3D Tic Tac Toe , Adventure , Air Sea Battle , Asteroids , Backgammon , Basic Math , Basketball , Blackjack , Bowling , Brain Games , Breakout , Canyon Bomber, Casino , Centipede , Championship, Soccer , Checkers, Chess , Circus Atari , Code Breaker , Combat , Combat 2 , Concentration , Crystal, Castles , Demons to Diamonds , Desert Falcon , Dodge-Em, Double Dunk , Fatal Run , Flag capture
Football, Golf, Gravitar , Hangman , Haunted House , Homerun , Human Cannonball , Maze Craze , Millipede , Miniature Golf , Missile Command , Night Driver , Off the Wall , Outlaw , Quadrun , Race , Radar Lock , RealSports Baseball, RealSports Basketball, RealSports Boxing , RealSports Football , RealSports Soccer , RealSports Tennis , RealSports Volleyball , Return to Haunted House , Save Mary , Secret Quest , Sentinel , Sky Diver , Slot Machine , Slot Racers , Space War , Sprint Master , Star, Raiders , Starship , Steeplechase , Stellar Track , Street Racer , Stunt Cycle , Sub Commander , Super, Baseball, Super Breakout, Super Football , Surround , Sword Quest Earthworld , Sword Quest Fireworld , Sword Quest Waterworld , Tempest , Video Cube , Video Olympics , Video Pinball , Warlords , Yars Revenge
Some critics of the system have been asking, with all of the ways to play the library of classic Atari games, why another system? The Atari VCS will provide a way for gamer's to play Atari 2600 and Arcade games on official Atari hardware for the first time since the Atari 2600, and Atari games in general since the fall of the Atari Jaguar console and Lynx Portable. The Atari VCS Classic and Modern Controllers should give gamer's a nice switch up, as well, to how they want to play the classic games. It will be nice to have both the classic and modern controllers available to play the same games in a different way, each with its only advantages and style.
Beyond the classic games built in, Atari promises online features, and additional 3rd party game development for the Atari VCS, with development studios like Eden Games, Code Mystics, Nvizzio Creations, and llamasoft, among others, on board for game development. Currently Atari has announced a list of 14 studios developing games for the Atari VCS. We at Atari Edge are excited to review the system as well as the 3rd party games that will be released. As the months count down to launch day, the anticipation increases for what the system will bring to the gaming world, both in classic gaming and modern gaming capacity.