for gamers looking at getting a glimpse of nostalgia, playing these games online for the first time or just having the collection altogether in one place they will appreciate this.
Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 is a must-buy collection for anyone who loves retro gaming and doesn't already own these games.
Unlike Nintendo's Mini NES retro console that was released last year, this is a more difficult package to recommend to people that didn't grow up playing the games.
Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1 features a lot of old games that are terrible by today's standards, and a few that are still surprisingly fun. That isn't really the point, though, as it's more about getting to celebrate gaming's past.
There are not a lot of flashy extras outside of leader boards and multiplayer, but having over 100 classic games in one (two?) simple package is more than worth the price of admission. Even if players only boot up half the games for mere seconds, it is worth it to experience this history of the console that started the craze. I only wish Nintendo would do something similar with their games, imagine a library of 100 Nintendo games in one convenient place…
Whilst this collection has a lot to offer, those unfamiliar with Atari probably won't want to spend that much time with these bonafide classics.