Maniacal Microgame Madness Featuring a Cast of Heroes from Classic Atari Games
New York, NY (October 13, 2022) - Atari® — one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — is elated to announce the release of Atari Mania, a past-meets-present romp through some of the company’s most beloved titles. Available today on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS, Atari Mania sees players face off against the dreaded “dead pixels”, agents of chaos who aim to corrupt the beloved Atari titles of decades’ past.
Atari Mania is a fun, retro-fueled mashup of classic Atari titles that pays homage to the company’s role in video game history — timed perfectly for Atari’s 50th Anniversary. Acting as the Caretaker of the Atari Vault, players must journey through corrupted, mixed-up versions of classic titles, beating microgames in order to restore order to the discord that’s been sewn. Along the way, players will come across familiar faces…but after the corruption, are they friend or foe? Overcome the challenging minigames, defeat the “dead pixels” in grueling boss battles, re-establish peace, and maybe even discover some easter eggs in this nostalgic-yet-new release!
Watch the Atari Mania launch trailer:
Key Features of Atari Mania Include:
Manic Mashups: Over 150 microgames inspired by the breadth of Atari's decades-spanning catalog from Asteroids to Yars' Revenge. Fight back Centipedes with a Pong paddle while the iconic Adventure dragon hunts you down! It’s crossover madness in the best way possible!
Excellent Exploration: Solve tricky puzzles and utilize clever tools to progress through the Vault and discover classically-inspired Atari Easter Eggs.
Pixel-Perfect Pizzaz: A charming neo-retro art update to the classic Atari 2600 style is completed by a soundtrack of retro-inspired jams.
Characters Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before: Go face to antennae with some of the greatest games and characters in video game history. Trust us — you’ll never think of Bentley Bear the same way again!
- Treasure Trove of Atari History: Collectibles abound, including vintage Atari art, posters, manuals, and fun facts. Fully playable versions of remastered Atari classics are unlocked by completing cheeky challenges.
Developed by Montreal-based game design studio Illogika, Atari Mania is available now for $24.99 on all platforms. Additionally, the Nintendo Switch physical edition is available for order via Limited Run for $39.99, with an upgraded bundle, including the soundtrack, for $54.99.
A press kit including key art, screenshots, logos, and videos is available here: https://uberstrategist.link/Atari-Mania-presskit.
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Jessica Timms and Tabitha Beidleman