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Atari Vault Coming To Steam This Spring With Over 100 Classic Games

Courtesy of Shacknews comes word that Atari Vault, a collection of over 100 classic Atari-age console games, will appear on Steam sometimes this spring.

Though similar packages have been made available through plastic retro-consoles as well as the Atari’s entire digital library existing online for use on the Stella emulator, the collection we’ll see with Atari Vault comes with new features that might entice some to try it out. Adding in Steam achievements, leaderboards, controller support, and even online multiplayer should be enough to make the it appealing enough to stand on its own.

Though a full list of games hasn’t been made available, Missile Command, Asteroids, and Centipede have been specifically named…so now would be a good time to get your bottle of Shasta and your all-Rush mix tape ready.

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Carl Batchelor

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.



7 comments
  1. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    January 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Huh, I’m cautiously positive… The online multiplayer sounds promising. Let’s hope they’re not the emulated ones in recent years’ Android game compilations… All the major game journalism outlets showed their poor reporting and lack of integrity by blandly gushing over how “retro” and “awesome” those “your dad’s games!” were.

    None of them wrote the truth, that the audio was atrocious and not even close to the original. I grew up playing Star Raiders, I know damn well what “pah-chooo” sound effects the damn Photon Torpedos made, and those compilations butchered the sound effects horribly. But it totally wasn’t reported in the “gaming media”…

  2. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    January 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    16x MSAA

  3. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    January 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Oh this brings back memories. Can’t wait to play frogger again.

  4. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    January 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Not Atari property, Konami.

  5. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    January 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Atari has Berzerk, right? And Demon Attack? I’ll definitely get this collection of time-fillers if it has them.

  6. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    January 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Oh well Breakout then.