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Atari announces retro-inspired minigame mashup Atari Mania for Switch, VCS, PC


Atari just the other day announced a very interesting and fun-sounding new gaming release that’s in development by the name of Atari Mania.

Headed to the Nintendo Switch, Atari VCS and PC later this summer for around $19.99, Atari Mania will fulfill that WarioWare-style microgame thirst by remixing many popular Atari characters and games into one fast paced and action-packed experience… which apparently even has a story to tell.

Atari Mania will feature 150 microgames which includes puzzles to solve, Easter eggs to track down, exploration, boss battles, a whole museum Atari history,  a retro-inspired soundtrack and more!

Check out the media and details below.

Atari Mania is Coming This Summer!:

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Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — is thrilled to reveal today its brand new microgame title, Atari Mania. Coming later this year to Atari VCS, Nintendo Switch, and PC, Atari Mania features a robust storyline told through a selection of 150 microgames, each incorporating beloved Atari classics from the 1970s and ‘80s golden era of gaming.

“As we celebrate Atari’s 50th Anniversary, Atari Mania gives fans a way to re-engage with their favorite Atari games and characters, while also introducing a new generation to the games that launched the industry,” said Atari CEO Wade Rosen. “Atari Mania takes the elements of an Atari classic — incredibly fun, fast-twitch gameplay — and mixes them with the self-referential humor and over-the-top joy of a company celebrating five decades of amazing experiences.”

In Atari Mania, you’ll step into the shoes of “Caretaker of the Atari Vault,” tasked with watching over the storehouse of retro-tastic Atari games. One night, a dead pixel appears, and then soon enough, all heck breaks loose! As you journey through the Vault, you find that familiar and beloved games have begun to warp, mutate, and meld into a series of increasingly wild challenges.

With over 150 lightning-fast microgames to master, you will have to beat killer combinations of well-known Atari properties, solve puzzles, complete challenges, and beat the clock, all with fun Atari easter eggs to uncover along the way. As you advance, you will complete runs of increasingly difficult microgames in randomly generated order, before facing a series of epic boss battles.

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 will release on Atari VCS, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year. The game will be available for purchase for $19.99 USD on all platforms.