Friday 7 April 2023

Atari Masterpieces Vol. I (Nokia N-Gage review)

Developer: Digital Eclipse
Publisher: Atari Interactive
Released: 2005

Atari Masterpieces Vol. I is a compilation of eight games that were originally released in the Arcade from 1978 - 1982.

+ Decent games collection, including several Atari classics that see their portrait orientation represented well on the N-Gage's screen.

+ Includes interview video clips with Nolan Bushnell, which is great for learning more about the history of the company and its output.

+ A number of Atari 2600 titles (such as Adventure and Yars Revenge) are unlockable by obtaining certain scores in the Arcade games.

- The lack of substantial in-game DIP switches results in tough-as-nails gameplay that could deter more casual players.

- Asteroids suffers from minuscule sprites, overly-sensitive controls that affect fine-tuning your aim, and dodgy collision detection.

- Super Breakout is unplayable due to the laggy inputs and it's puzzling why it was included on a handheld without a paddle controller.

- Millipede and Missile Command suffer from the lack of a trackball controller, and it's hard to survive past the first couple of levels.

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