Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 & 2 [PS4/XBox] £9.99 each @ Grainergames
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Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 & 2 [PS4/XBox] £9.99 each @ Grainergames

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Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been around this for both volumes on the one disc.
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sanny87

Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been … Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been around this for both volumes on the one disc.


Totally agree with you. It's just way of making money by dividing games into two volumes.
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Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been around this for both volumes on the one disc.
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sanny87

Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been … Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been around this for both volumes on the one disc.


Totally agree with you. It's just way of making money by dividing games into two volumes.
Noice!!
Lol@ the marketing of 'remastered in stunning HD for next generation consoles'.

Anything over hd-lite; 720p, would be more than enough on a big screen - Atari are vector (line and block) graphics for God's sakes, 1080p, UHD, QHD or 4k would make no difference.

Still, into retro games then worth it I suppose.
sanny87

Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been … Hot as this is the cheapest you can find these but RRP should have been around this for both volumes on the one disc.



​Cheapest for a disc. I think they're £7.69 each on PSN at the moment for PS plus subscribers.
Heated best price for these by about £5. Very tempting, though i do already have the pc version which i gather is very similar?
Heat from me - but what a con these collections really are. Like someone else said, all on one disk/pack and this price to start with and they might have had my attention.

Atari were always the greedy architects of their own doom.
Cold - no ET
No Pitfall!, shame!
Ordered both. Thanks for posting op
No idea why i am tempted, i have them all emulated on my arcade but for some reason i am!.

for those wanting volume 1 for ps4 its in stock 2nd hand for £7.99 at grainger
GalacticNorth

Cheapest for a disc. I think they're £7.69 each on PSN at the moment for … Cheapest for a disc. I think they're £7.69 each on PSN at the moment for PS plus subscribers.


This PSN deal ends on 09.06.2017
Picked them both up at launch for full RRP. Heat for this price. Must say however the controls - going from paddles to now PS4 joypad - suffers quite considerably in translation. Shame really, since all Arcade ports of said Atari Classics are as good today as ever.
vol 1 xbox oos
They will be a fiver in a months time.
vorlord

No Pitfall!, shame!


No Activision games so missing some of the best games
I find it somewhat puzzling that they release so called Atari 'classics' of what was (although the most popular and cheap) the weakest of the Atari line of consoles/computers.

This is especially more puzzling when a good proportion of them are conversions of coin-op arcade machine Atari classics, whereby emulation of the original would be much better at best, and at (less than) worse a port of the Atari 8-Bit line of computers that were impressively released way back in 1979 yet nearly had the same muscle power as the Commodore 64 of 1982.

Who would want to play the Star Raiders VCS port over the Atari 400/800/XL/XE one?
Who would want to play the horribly blocky VCS port of Asteroids over the classic vector graphic arcade original?

Titles like Yar's Revenge that were never ported fair enough.

I am all for Atari classics, but at least play to its strengths....

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The Atari vault on Steam is £6.99 and you get all 100 games that are in these two discs.


Oh and two 25 gig BR disc's to hold 50 8bit games each. lol
ChrissyBoy

Cold - no ET


There's a treasure map included that shows where you can dig your own copy up.
cicobuff

I find it somewhat puzzling that they release so called Atari 'classics' … I find it somewhat puzzling that they release so called Atari 'classics' of what was (although the most popular and cheap) the weakest of the Atari line of consoles/computers.This is especially more puzzling when a good proportion of them are conversions of coin-op arcade machine Atari classics, whereby emulation of the original would be much better at best, and at (less than) worse a port of the Atari 8-Bit line of computers that were impressively released way back in 1979 yet nearly had the same muscle power as the Commodore 64 of 1982.Who would want to play the Star Raiders VCS port over the Atari 400/800/XL/XE one?Who would want to play the horribly blocky VCS port of Asteroids over the classic vector graphic arcade original?Titles like Yar's Revenge that were never ported fair enough.I am all for Atari classics, but at least play to its strengths....



If that's what the games are like then not for me! Thanks for pointing it out. If I'm going to play retro games which I want to then it has to be like they were not that rubbish in the top pic.
MarkT1967

If that's what the games are like then not for me! Thanks for pointing it … If that's what the games are like then not for me! Thanks for pointing it out. If I'm going to play retro games which I want to then it has to be like they were not that rubbish in the top pic.



If you are curious and want to try before you buy then go to this website (here) there are 550 online playable Atari VCS games.
batezy_1984

List of games via this … List of games via this link:http://www.pqube.co.uk/atari-flashback-classics/


No River Raid, Defender or Galaxian.
Groovii.D

No River Raid, Defender or Galaxian.



Same thoughts. Cold.
Cold, no Demon Attack
All free to play online
SimyJo

Lol@ the marketing of 'remastered in stunning HD for next generation … Lol@ the marketing of 'remastered in stunning HD for next generation consoles'.Anything over hd-lite; 720p, would be more than enough on a big screen - Atari are vector (line and block) graphics for God's sakes, 1080p, UHD, QHD or 4k would make no difference.Still, into retro games then worth it I suppose.



Vector graphics have infinite resolution.
They benefit as resolution increases.
robo989

Vector graphics have infinite resolution.They benefit as resolution … Vector graphics have infinite resolution.They benefit as resolution increases.;)



This is how games of this vintage should be played !

youtube.com/wat…GE8
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