is a compilation of most of the Atari 2600
games by Activision
for various systems. It also includes some games originally released by Absolute Entertainment
, as well as some homebrewed
games. The Windows
and Mac OS X
versions are titled Activision Anthology Remix
. The PlayStation Portable
version is entitled Remixed
The game features the original classical gameplay of the Atari 2600 emulated
on modern machines, however after achieving high scores in some of the games, the player can unlock special modes, where the colors are distorted, or the game is projected on a rotating cube as added difficulty.
features a virtual tape deck
with several licensed
80s music tracks. The sound of the virtual tape recorder can be mixed with the original game sound, so both sounds are hearable to simulate playing the game on TV while having your tape running in the background.
features a virtual kid's room as a main menu. The player zooms to several viewpoints to check highscores
, choose a game from a rotating stand, change the background music on the virtual tape deck, or change game settings while being zoomed in on the virtual VCS 2600.
Six Atari 2600
titles were not added to the Activision Anthology
games, likely because Activision doesn't have the licenses for these series. The excluded games are Double Dragon
(Million Corp), Ghostbusters
and Ghostbusters II
(both held by Columbia Pictures
), Kung Fu Master