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Activision's second Atari 2600 compilation for a PlayStation system covers their entire catalog rather than a limited selection of 30 titles. PlayStation 2 owners will be able to revisit nearly 50 games in Activision's classic lineup, from landmark titles, such as Pitfall! and Ice Hockey, to popular hits, like Kaboom! and Chopper Command. In addition to the library of released games, a number of prototypes are also available to peruse, including Kabobber and a few other surprises.
Rather than simply offer each game in a traditional menu format, the developers aimed for a nostalgic 1980s interface complete with a simulated bedroom containing a phone, an Atari 2600, and a radio. Complementing the theme is a soundtrack featuring licensed music from the decade of decadence, where players are free to switch songs at any time by clicking on their "bedroom" radio. Two modes of play include Classic, where the games are viewed exactly as they were originally intended, and 3D Enhanced, which presents the games in a new light. Here players can view games on a rotating cube, a bouncing screen, and similar visual effects for an added challenge. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide