Atari’s Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad About to Hit the App Store

Retro games lovers, rejoice, as Atari is about to launch a greatest hits app later today. Simply named Atari’s Greatest Hits, the app will allow you to choose between a whopping 100 arcade and Atari 2600 games launched by Atari more than three decades ago. Thanks to a simple – yet impressive – interface, the app will let you flick through classics such as Pong, Asteroid, Hangman, Real Sports, Sword Quest, Battlezone, Centipede, Super Breakout, and many others. The app comes with a slew of pictures of the original game cabinets, as well as pictures of the original artwork that came with the games when released back in the seventies and eighties. Atari’s Greatest Hits is a free app, and comes Pong, one of the earliest arcade video games ever built. To gain access to other games, you will have to buy them via in-app purchases. Games come grouped in game packs, and each of the 25 packs offered by the app costs $0.99 (see below for the full list). And if you happen to be a huge Atari fan, and want to buy all the games in one shot, the app will also allow you to do so, for $14.99. All the games that originally offered multiplayer capabilities will come with a multiplayer mode, via Bluetooth.

The app is universal, and has already been launched in Australia and New Zealand. It will gradually hit all the other international app stores throughout the day, and will eventually be available on the U.S. app store later tonight, via this link. Full list of games offered by the app: Asteroid Pack 1. Asteroid 2. Asteroid Deluxe 3. Asteroids 2600 4. Canyon Bomber – Bluetooth Multiplayer Battlezone Pack 1. Battlezone 2. Red Baron 3. Air-Sea Battle – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 4. Submarine Commander Centipede Pack 1. Centipede 2. Millipede 3. Centipede 2600 4. Millipede 2600 Black Widow Pack 1. Black Widow 2. Space Duel – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Desert Falcon 4. Space War Crystal Castles Pack 1. Crystal Castles 2. Crystal Castls 2600 3. Surround – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 4. Maze Craze Gravitar Pack 1. Gravitar 2. Gravitar 2600 3. Radar Lock 4. Demons to Diamonds – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Star Raiders Pack 1. Star Raiders 2. Liberator 3. Star Ship – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 4. Human Cannonball Missile Command Pack 1. Missile Command 2. Missile Command 2600 3. Fun with Numbers 4. Flag Capture – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Lunar Lader Pack 1. Lunar Lander 2. Sky diver – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Video Pinball 4. Code Breaker Super Breakout Pack 1. Super Breakout 2. Breakout – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Off – the – Wall 4. Circus Atari – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Tempest Pack 1. Tempest – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Tempest 2600 – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Outlaw 4. Atari Video Cube Majar Havoc Pack 1. Major Havoc 2. Secret Quest 3. Sentinel 4. Yars Revenge – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Warlords Pack 1. Warlords – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Warlords 2600 3. Combat – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 4. Combat 2 – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Adventure Pack 1. Adventure 2. Haunted House 3. Return to Haunted House 4. Save Mary Tic-Tac-Toe Pack 1. 3d Tic-Tac-Toe 2. A game of concentration 3. Backgammon 4. Brain Games Fatal Run Pack 1. Fatal Run 2. Dodge ‘Em 3. Night Driver 4. Street Racer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Quadrun Pack 1. Quadrun 2. Slot Racers – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Stellar Track 4. Math Gran Prix Casino Pack 1. Casino – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Slot Machine 3. Video Checkers 4. Video Chess Sword Quest Pack 1. Swordquest Earthworld 2. Swordquest Fireworld 3. Swordquest Waterworld 4. Sprintmaster Championship Soccer Pack 1. Championship Soccer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Golf 3. Double Dunk 4. Basketball Football Pack 1. Football – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Home Run 3. Miniature Golf 4. Bowling Real Sports Basketball Pack 1. Realsports Basketball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Realsports Boxing – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Realsports Tennis – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 4. Realsports Baseball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Real Sports Football Pack 1. Realsports Football – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 2. Realsports Soccer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 3. Realsports Vollyball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER 4. Video Olympics – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER Battlezone Pack 1. Battlezone 2600 2. Super Breakout 2600 3. Super Baseball 4. Super Football Hangman Pack 1. Hangman 2. Black Jack 3. Steeplechase