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Atari’s new 2600+ console to launch with 10 game multi-cart

Those thinking about picking up the new Atari 2600+ console this month, will get a slick 10 pack of games, packed in.

But like, actually retro

If you don’t know, Atari has a new console coming up for release this very month. It’s pretty interesting too, as it’s more or less a recreation of the original Atari 2600 console. Well, that’s to say visually anyway, as the 2600+ features modern niceties like HDMI connectivity and the ability to play both original 2600 and 7800 games.

To get players started with those retro libraries, Atari has announced that fans will get a special 10-Games-in-1 cartridge packed-in. It’s loaded with classics from the early days of electronic gaming like Missile Command and Yars’ Revenge, and should definitely get things moving for new and existing fans.

Included in the 10-Games-in-1 cartridge for the Atari 2600+ are the following:

  • Adventure® – In Adventure, the player’s goal is to recover the Enchanted Chalice that an evil magician has stolen and hidden in the kingdom and return it to the Golden Castle. Watch out, as the game world is populated by roaming enemies: three dragons that can eat the avatar and a bat that randomly steals and hides items around the game world.
  • Combat® – In this classic game, up to two players control a number of military vehicles including jets, bombers, tanks and more. Points are scored by hitting the opponent, and the player with the most points when the time runs out wins. Variations on the gameplay introduce elements such as invisible vehicles, missiles that ricochet off of walls, and different playing fields.
  • Dodge ‘Em™ – A driving-themed maze game where the player controls one car and has to drive counter-clockwise, avoiding computer-controlled cars whose sole aim is to produce a head-on collision. The goal of the player is to collect all the dots from the maze.
  • Haunted House® – A single-player experience in which the player’s goal is to recover three pieces of a magic urn that are randomly placed throughout 24 rooms of a mansion and return them to the entrance. Haunted House was among the first games to use player-controlled scrolling between large portions of the visual space and one of the earliest examples of the ‘survival horror’ video game genre.
  • Maze Craze™ – The original Cops and Robbers game, in Maze Craze, two players compete to be the first to escape a randomly generated, top-down maze.
  • Missile Command® – A 1980’s shoot ’em up arcade video game where the player’s six cities are being attacked by an endless hail of ballistic missiles. As a regional commander of three anti-missile batteries, the player must defend six cities in their zone from being destroyed.
  • Realsports® Volleyball – One of the all-time classic sports games from the Atari 2600. Play single-player or multiplayer and become a volleyball legend.
  • Surround™ – Like its predecessor Blockade and successor Snake, the object of Surround is to maneuver a square across the screen, leaving a trail behind. A player wins by forcing the other player to crash into one of the trails. 
  • Video Pinball™ – Many will recognize Video Pinball as the iconic simulation of an arcade pinball machine: ball launcher, flippers, bumpers, and spinners. Pro tip, hitting the Atari logo on the playfield four times awards an extra ball.
  • Yars’ Revenge® – One of Atari’s best-selling original games for the 2600, the player controls an insect-like creature called a Yar who must nibble or shoot through a barrier in order to fire its Zorlon Cannon into the breach.

Atari press release

Ready to dig into the original home-gaming phenomenon? The Atari 2600+ console is priced in at $129.99 USD, and is set to launch this month, on November 17th. Click here for more info, or to order one for yourself.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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