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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

Developer: Digital Eclipse
Publisher: Atari, SA
Platforms: Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Released internationally: November 11, 2022

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Atari 50 celebrates Atari's 50th Anniversary with a collection of 104 103 115 playable games (including several unreleased titles and six brand-new ones) presented on an interactive timeline, covering the company's history from its arcade roots all the way to the Jaguar, including brand-new interviews and high-quality scans of various internal documentation. Notably, this is the first time Jaguar or Lynx games have been officially rereleased.

It's not perfect, however; for one, due to most of Atari's back catalogue being sold off over the years, a lot of notable games like Battlezone aren't included. A good majority of the included games are part of the Reimagined, Arcade, and 2600 sections, leaving the 5200, 7800, Lynx, Jaguar, and 8-bit computer line without much (and the Jaguar CD gets nothing). Further, the interactive timeline omits a few important aspects of Atari's history (such as the scrapped MindLink and Puffer accessories, the nearly-got-off-the-ground agreements to distribute the Famicom and Mega Drive in the US, why CEO Ray Kassar left the company, Tengen's existence as a whole, and pretty much everything that happened after 1998) and glosses over others (such as the vast majority of Atari's third-party output).

Unused Boxart Graphics

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Seemingly-identical duplicate images are also present for the following games:



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Prior to its addition in the December 5, 2023 update, and despite being initially promoted as one of the included games, the Lynx title Warbirds was removed at launch due to a last-second unforeseen licensing issue. The game did make its way onto physical copies of the Switch version, but it is removed when the mandatory day one patch is applied.

Revisional Differences

More games and content were added post-release in free updates, following Digital Eclipse's acquisition by Atari.

December 5, 2023

  • 2600: Adventure II (homebrew)
  • 2600: Bowling
  • 2600: Double Dunk
  • 2600: Maze Craze
  • 2600: Miniature Golf
  • 2600: MotoRodeo
  • 2600: Aquaventure (prototype)
  • 2600: Save Mary (prototype)
  • 2600: Super Football
  • 2600: Return to Haunted House (homebrew)
  • 2600: Circus Atari
  • Lynx: Warbirds (see above)