Atari releases fitness app that rewards your progress with games

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Need another fitness app to put on your iPhone? How about a gamefied fitness software which motivates you to get in shape by providing unlockable games to play? Enter Atari Fit.

I know what you’re thinking, Atari is a video game publisher. That was my first thought, too, and it seems Atari is keen to leverage the popularity of Apple’s HealthKit platform to attract fitness buffs to its classic games in some novel ways. Read More


RollerCoaster Tycoon coming soon to iOS

By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2014

I’m what you would call a ’90’s’ kid. I grew up during the decade, watching cartoons like Doug and Rugrats and playing video games like Sim City. And over the years, I’ve seen a lot of these video games get remade for,or ported to, iOS—except for my favorite one: RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Well I’m happy to announce that this is going to change soon. Atari has confirmed via the original game’s landing page that it is working on a mobile version of RollerCoaster Tycoon, and it will be coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch shortly. Oh and don’t worry, we have a trailer… Read More


Legendary Atari 2600 gaming console finds new life as iPhone speaker dock

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2013

I’ve always been a huge fan of video games, ever since my earliest days, and the Atari 2600 was my first childhood gaming console (yup, I’m that old). After seeing the other day this 35 years old system finding a new life by becoming a retro-inspired iPhone speaker dock, it immediately brought back fond memories of gaming sessions shared with my friends after school.

A fan tore a broken Atari 2600 apart, making a few clever changes to turn it into an app-enhanced stereo speaker dock. The Atari dock will recharge an iPhone or iPod touch while allowing you to listen to your music or an FM radio. The mod also features six equalizer settings, comes with a remote control of its own and has a 3.5mm jack to connect other audio sources… Read More


Atari releases official Pong game for iOS

By Cody Lee on Nov 30, 2012

Atari’s Pong video game is arguably one of the most recognizable titles of all time. It first debuted as an arcade game back in 1972, and was later ported to home consoles. And since then, it’s been emulated and copied countless times.

Well yesterday, in light of the game’s 40-year anniversary, Atari released a new version of the timeless classic for iOS called Pong World. And with characters like Chompers and Sir Bouncelot, this isn’t your average 2D tennis match… Read More


All hundred Atari’s Greatest Hits games are free for the next six hours

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 28, 2012

As part of Atari’s 40th birthday, the publisher just announced an interesting promotion that lets you grab all of its classic game ports for the iPhone and iPad totally free of charge.

The Atari’s Greatest Hits app has always been a free download, but each of a hundred Atari 2600 and arcade games found in this collection is normally a paid download through in-app purchases (except Missile Command).

You don’t want to pass on this one, but there are some caveats you should know about… Read More


Atari’s Greatest Hits Arrive in the App Store

By Guest Author on Apr 7, 2011

If you’re a hardcore gamer that’s into retro gaming, then we’ve got some good news for you. Atari has released Atari’s Greatest Hits, a universal app that brings 100 Atari games, along with the original cabinet and box art, reformatted for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

The app includes 18 classic arcade games and 92 Atari 2600 games available as in-app purchases. Best of all, the app comes pre-installed with the classic Pong game!  Read More