Activision Launches Classic Games App for Mobile
Classic games have been making a comeback lately with Microsoft recently partnering with Atari to bring arcade games to Internet Explorer. Â Now, today, another name from the past, Activision, announced a new mobile app for both Android and iOS that will bring 45 of the 80's games to a handset near you.
The app is a free download and comes with "Kaboom!", one of the greatest games of many of our youths (yes I am dating myself). Â For more games users will need to pony up $2.99 for an 11 pack, or $6.99 to get all 45 of the games, which include River Raid, Pitfall, Pitfall II, Barnstoming, Endura, and many others.
For game-play, there are multiple options, includingÂ control schemes so that gamers can choose a play style that suits them. Â In addition, the Activision Anthology also includesÂ Game Center and Facebook integration, including leaderboards and achievements to share and compete with friends. Â Players can even earnÂ digital versions of the renowned Activision game patches offered in the 1980â€²s, a real blast from the past.
UponÂ launch, the game has options for "Play", "Manual", "Scores", "Extras", and "Settings". Â The app has very quick responses to taps and cool retro-style sound effects for each click. Â Users can purchase other games from within the app. Â You can find download links for both Android and iOS posted below.
Gameplay also was very responsive is the few tests I did. Â Activision may be a bit late to the game, but they certainly seem to have got everything right. Â It's great to see the old classic arcade games making a comeback in today's world. Â Its an awesome way to relive our youth and introduce a whole new generation to some of the coolest games ever.