“Atari Mania” Coming to PlayStation Platforms in April
Atari has announced that the microgame collection Atari Mania is set to release for PS4 and PS5 on 4 April. The game is already available on Nintendo Switch and Steam PC.
Developed by Illogika, Atari Mania features over 150 challenges inspired by the levels, characters, and challenges of the titles in Atari’s library.
Several updates have been made since the game’s initial release on PC and Switch, including control improvements and other performance tweaks. These improvements will be coming to the Nintendo Switch version as a patch.
Here’s the official breakdown of Atari Mania from Atari:
Protecting the Atari Vault just became your new career. Your first on-the-job training? Defeating an onslaught of evil dead pixels who have corrupted your favorite Atari characters and games!
A wild journey through video game history, Atari Mania is wrapped in a hilarious retro-driven narrative of exploration and surprise. And in proper Atari fashion, features dozens of easter eggs, and packs a punch with fiendishly challenging puzzles and scenarios that will make you think twice about the Atari games you once knew!
In the game, you take on the role of the Atari Vault caretaker, responsible for protecting the retro gaming classics of yesteryear. One night, the vault is infiltrated by evil dead pixels who wish to see the end of retro gaming as we know it. It’s up to you to battle it out with the evil which has infected the familiar faces and games of the golden age of video games!
Key Features of Atari Mania Include:
Manic Mashups: Microgames inspired by the breadth of Atari’s decades-spanning catalog from Asteroids to Yars’ Revenge. Fight back Centipedes with a Pong paddle, and sneak past Rhindle, Adventure’s fiercest dragon! 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, and manuals
Atari Mania is scheduled to release on 4 April for PS4 and PS5. It is currently available on Steam PC, Epic Games, and Nintendo Switch.
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