Back to the Old-Skool

Second volume of Atari Masterpieces brings arcade classics to your N-Gage

Back to the Old-Skool

There’s no easier way of making the more senior members of the Pocket Gamer team feel old than reminding them that you hadn’t been born when some of the games featured in Atari Masterpieces Volume 2 were originally released. Take Asteroids Deluxe, for instance; released in 1981, I’ve no doubt that some of you reading this were nowt but a twinkle in your daddy’s eye. Likewise with Warlords, which was released way back in the hazy days of 1980.

Right, Chris and Owain are rumbling threateningly from the sidelines, so let's keep it quick: Atari Masterpieces Volume 2 brings together eight of the most popular original Atari arcade games to the Nokia N-Gage, including Asteroids Deluxe, Crystal Castles, Centipede, Liberator, Pong, Space Duel, Tempest and Warlords. Additional features include four bonus unlockable Atari 2600 titles (an ancient pre-cursor to today’s PS2 and Xbox), including 2600 Air-Sea Battle, 2600 Canyon Bomber, 2600 Mini-Golf and 2600 Video Checkers.

"These games play virtually identically to the originals, but with an N-Gage twist”, said Gregg Sauter, Director of Games Publishing at Nokia who, we were cheekily assured, remembers the originals. “Gamers can upload their high-score onto the N-Gage Arena for new century bragging rights and, as an added bonus, two people can play on one N-Gage together, using the Hot Seat function."

Atari Masterpieces Volume 2 for the N-Gage will be bringing a tear to the eye of 30-somethings everywhere from March 2006.