(Mirror Daily, United States) – For those of you who are stricken with nostalgia, Steam is offering Atari Vault for $17. The Vault will feature 100 classic games like Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids, Haunted House and Centipede. All of them come with multiplayer and command enhanced features.
There was a time in the world of gaming when the name Atari brought chills down the spines of players worldwide. For the gaming standards of the 1970’s and 1980’s, the company was high tech, offering to fans unforgettable experiences with state of the art features and hours of fun.
The 2600 console and arcade cabinets were the central focus of gamers. There weren’t that many things to do to kill time during that period, so all of the attention fell on the classic, pixelated screens.
You might be wondering why you should spend $17, well $16,99, on a bunch of old games that you can download for free on pirating sites? The answer is simple. The pirated versions don’t always offer a firm grip on the controls, and they sometimes feel off. Like you’re playing COD on a 2 GB RAM computer.
In order to make the Vault more appealing, Atari improved some of the features like the multiplayer option and the commands. The games will perform excellently, and the purchase guarantees you unlimited hours of good old classic pixelated simple fun.
Plus, the entire collection occupies one gigabyte of space, that’s basically nothing. And you could alt-tab your way through the Vault and any other applications you have running on your PC, so it could be considered a background way of killing time.
The new controls mimic the old 2600 console, so the nostalgia will hit in hard. You can also compete with your old friends and compare lingering skills on the Steam Leaderboards. The multiplayer addition is available both for on-line and local use.
Atari even included a 3-D view of the games, just so that fans could bask in good old memories. If this hasn’t convinced you yet, then think about that fact that the Atari Vault can be the perfect gift for a former gaming parent.
With its small, limited requirements, the Vault can be accessed from any computer with Windows 7 and up. But keep in mind that Steam is offering Atari Vault for $17 for a limited time only. The full price is $19,99. So hurry up and take advantage of the 15 percent discount.
You can also check out the complete list of titles by clicking here.
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