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Atari Vault, a 100 classic game collection heading to SteamOS & Linux

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This is lovely news, Atari Vault a new official collection of 100 classic games is heading to SteamOS & Linux


Sounds like it will only be for Steam too:
QuoteAtari will release 100 of its classic games in a single package for Steam, called Atari Vault, this spring, it said today. So far, it promises to include Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords in the package, with online multiplayer and Steam leaderboard support.

I can't wait to give some a blast on my Steam Controller:
QuoteIn addition, Atari’s press release promises “precision control” via the Steam Controller, which could be quite appealing if done correctly. Many classic Atari games like Centipede originally used a trackball controller, which few PC users today have access to. But the Steam Controller’s unique touch pads can mimic the feel of a trackball quite well, so they could be excellent for playing these classics.

I wonder what titles exactly will have online multiplayer, as that could be hilarious for some classic titles. Nice to see stuff getting extra features like that too, rather than just dumping old titles up in a neat package.

It releases sometime in the Spring, so keep an eye out for it.

Thanks for the additional info Wired, and Daniel for the email. Article taken from
Tags: Retro, Steam, Upcoming
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ChloeWolfieGirl Jan 24, 2016
I hope ET is in this pack ;P

I do wonder what games are in this pack, and I'm quite upset we don't see more of these anymore, back in the PS2 days we had things like "Sonic gems collection" which put 13-ish sonic games on one disc for a cheap price, where nowadays you get them all separately which costs more if you want them all.

I do wonder what games are going to be in this pack, Asteroids and centipedes are in there which is great, but what else? and will they be upgraded in any way? will they have interesting art to the side of them because they don’t fit today’s screen sizes? etc
Segata Sanshiro Jan 24, 2016
Quoting: ChloeWolfieGirlI hope ET is in this pack ;P

Was about to comment the exact same thing haha. That and the terrible PacMan port :D
pb Jan 25, 2016
Here's a list of games included in Atari 2600 emulation system sold on Amazon, I'd guess the list may be pretty much the same:

3D Tic-Tac-Toe
Adventure II
Air Raiders
Air·Sea Battle
Armor Ambush
Atari Climber
Black Jack
Canyon Bomber
Championship Soccer
Chase It
Circus Atari
Combat Two
Crystal Castles
Dark Cavern
Demons to Diamonds
Desert Falcon
Dodge 'Em
Double Dunk
Escape It
Fatal Run
Flag Capture
Frog Pond
Frogs And Flies
Front Line
Fun with Numbers
Haunted House
Home Run
Human Cannonball
Indy 500
International Soccer
Jungle Hunt
Maze Craze
Miniature Golf
Miss It
Missile Command
Night Driver
Pong (Video Olympics)
Radar Lock
Realsports Baseball
Realsports Basketball
Realsports Soccer
Realsports Volleyball
Return to Haunted House
Save Mary
Sea Battle
Secret Quest
Shield Shifter
Sky Diver
Slot Machine
Slot Racers
Space Attack
Space Invaders
Space War
Star Ship
Star Strike
Stellar Track
Street Racer
Strip Off
Submarine Commander
Super Baseball
Super Breakout
Super Challenge Baseball
Super Challenge Football
Super Football
Sword Fight
Swordquest Earthworld
Swordquest Fireworld
Swordquest Waterworld
Video Checkers
Video Chess
Video Pinball
Yars' Return
Yars' Revenge


Last edited by pb on 25 January 2016 at 1:06 am UTC
ProfessorKaos64 Jan 25, 2016
chimpy Jan 25, 2016
Not really into those games, but just reading "right now we're targeting a release for Windows PC, and SteamOS, with Mac support coming later." made me smile. :)
BillNyeTheBlackGuy Jan 25, 2016
This is nice I guess, but I don't trust this version of Atari after their mishandling of the D&D license and Alone in the Dark. I'm on the wait and see approach.
adolson Jan 25, 2016
I actually really liked E.T.... Once you understood how to actually play, it wasn't bad. I'm not sure what people were expecting for an Atari game at the time... Cinematics and skill trees?
Cyba.Cowboy Jan 25, 2016
I'm not gonna hold my breath, but it'd be nice to see Gauntlet Legends... Yeah it's a much, much later game - but it was sooo addictive when it was at the arcades!

If this is going to add a whopping 100+ games to my Steam collection though, I will pick it up irrespective...

Last edited by Cyba.Cowboy on 25 January 2016 at 10:30 am UTC
tuubi Jan 25, 2016
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Quoting: CybaCowboyIf this is going to add a whopping 100+ games to my Steam collection though, I will pick it up irrespective...
I doubt it will. More likely it'll be a single shared Steam launcher and game library entry for the "vault". All the various articles are talking about a single package.

Personally I'm not going to touch this one. I did enjoy (some of) these classics back in the day, but the simplistic arcade gameplay just isn't my idea of fun anymore.
Skully Jan 25, 2016
If it's priced fairly I will definitely check this out for playing with my kids.
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