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Atari’s classic Tempest gets new lease of life

“Just one more go” was a true statement of the arcade classic Tempest, so it’s apt that Tempest 4000 gets “one more go” with a new lease of life on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Releasing this summer – July 17 – for $29.99, the classic vector based arcade game is getting an overall of bright neon retro vibes.

“Modern home consoles are the descendants of arcade gaming,” said Jeff Minter, Executive Producer of Tempest 4000 and founder of Llamasoft. “We wanted to bring the classic arcade experience into players’ homes, so both franchise legacy fans and new gamers can test their mettle.”

With over 100 levels to beat, Tempest 4000 includes Classic, Pure and Survival game modes set against a ‘retro techno soundtrack’.

Atari classics coming to Xbox One

Now who doesn’t like a bit of classic retro gaming, well I know I certainly do and the classics of the past will soon be returning to the Xbox One in the form of Atari Flashback Classics – Volumes 1 & 2.

Featuring over a 100 remastered titles, all in HD, players new and old can now relive the classics of Combat, Centipede, Star Raiders, Asteroids, Haunted House Adventures and many more. Each volume will contain 50 games and apart from boasting an extensive visual archive of classic artwork for each game, both volumes also include a range of new in-game features. Gamers can now play online, unlock achievements and try their best to secure a place on global leaderboards.

When asked about the up and coming release Frédéric Chesnais, CEO of Atari said “We are glad to bring these games to PS4 and Xbox One in Europe with our partners. These games have been released more than 45 years ago, but there is always something new and exciting about them, and I am sure all players will enjoy them.”

This was further followed up by Andy Pearson, Head of Marketing (Hardware and Tech) at distributors PQube, saying “With retro gaming increasing in popularity, it’s great to see more classics get a new lease of life on two of today’s best-selling consoles. Both games offer fantastic value for money and will help bring popular Atari 2600 video games like Asteroids to a new generation of gamers.”

So what can we expect in each pack;

Vol. 1, full games list:

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe Air-Sea Battle™, Backgammon™, Basketball™, Black Widow™ (Arcade), Blackjack™, Bowling™, Canyon Bomber™, Centipede®, Centipede® (Arcade), Circus Atari®, Combat®, Combat® 2, Desert Falcon™, Dodge ‘Em™, Fatal Run™, Football™, Home Run™, Human Cannonball™, Liberator™ (Arcade), Lunar Lander® (Arcade), Millipede®, Millipede® (Arcade), Miniature Golf™, Pong® (Arcade), Quadrun™, Radar Lock™, Realsports® Boxing, Realsports® Football, Realsports® Soccer, Realsports® Volleyball, Save Mary™, Slot Machine™, Slot Racers™, Space Duel (Arcade), Sprint Master™, Star Raiders®, Steeplechase™, Stunt Cycle™, Super Baseball™, Super Football™, Swordquest: Earthworld™, Swordquest: Fireworld™, Swordquest: Waterworld™, Tempest®, Tempest® (Arcade), Video Olympics™, Warlords®, Warlords® (Arcade), Yars’ Revenge®.

Vol. 2, full games list:

A Game of Concentration™, Adventure™, Asteroids®, Asteroids® (Arcade), Asteroids® Deluxe (Arcade), Atari Video Cube™, Basic Math™, Brain Games™, Breakout®, Casino™, Championship Soccer™, Checkers™, Chess™, Codebreaker™, Crystal Castles®, Crystal Castles® (Arcade), Demons to Diamonds™, Double Dunk™, Flag Capture™, Golf™, Gravitar®, Gravitar® (Arcade), Hangman™, Haunted House®, Major Havoc® (Arcade), Maze Craze™, Missile Command®, Missile Command® (Arcade), Night Driver™, Off the Wall™, Outlaw™, Race™, Realsports® Baseball, Realsports® Basketball, Realsports® Tennis, Redbaron™ (Arcade), Return to Haunted House™, Secret Quest™, Sentinel™, Sky Diver™, Spacewar™, Sprint™ (Arcade), Starship™, Stellar Track™, Street Racer™, Sub Commander (SUBMARINE COMMANDER®), Super Breakout®, Super Breakout® (Arcade), Surround™, Video Pinball™.

Atari Flashback Classics – Volumes 1 & 2 will be released on the 31st March for the Xbox One and for further information or to pre-order your copies check out the Official Website. So will this be a guaranteed addition to your gaming collection, I know it will be mine, or do you think we should leave the past in the past, let us know your thoughts?