Atari XP Publishing New Atari 2600 Games

If you’re a fan of the Atari 2600 and second generation console gaming, then you’re in for a treat. A company called AtariXP is gearing up to sell brand new 2600 games that will work on the original Atari hardware.

Three games are up for pre-order: Yars’ Return, Saboteur, and Aquaventure. The games they plan to release are games who’s code was completed but never released or games that are rare and they believe should have more copies available in the marketplace. Each game is offered in a standard and collectable version. I had a bit of sticker shock with these games, as they start at $50. I grew up with Atari and still have my 2600. However, the cost of these games, to me, is prohibitively expensive.

Would I love to play a sequel to Yars’ Revenge? Sure! But not at that price. One nice plus is the limited edition versions of games will include a digital code to play it on the Atari VCS console as well.

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