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Posted December 12, 2011

 

ATARI’S GREATEST HITS APP IGNITES THE KINDLE FIRE

Los Angeles, CA — December 6, 2011 Atari, a leading global interactive and branded entertainment company, is heating up gaming on the Kindle Fire with the release of its best-selling Atari’s Greatest Hits app.  Atari’s Greatest Hits has become a true app sensation, with more than 3.5 million downloads in the iTunes App Store, and rave reviews for the recently released Android version.  Now, Kindle Fire owners can scratch their retro-gaming itch by downloading the Atari’s Greatest Hits app currently available in the Amazon Appstore.

Atari’s Greatest Hits celebrates the “Golden Age of Gaming” with a compilation of 100 popular classic arcade and Atari 2600 titles.  The collection features such iconic games as Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Super Breakout, Battlezone, Warlords, Tempest and Yar’s Revenge, and pays homage to each of the originals with controls designed to mimic the game play Atari fans remember. In addition to single player game play, many of the titles can be played in multi-player mode through the app’s Bluetooth feature.

“The Kindle Fire is one of the most buzzed about new products of the year and we wanted to make sure we met the immediate gaming needs of its huge audience with arguably one of the year’s hottest titles: our Atari’s Greatest Hits app,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari.

Kindle Fire owners who download Atari’s Greatest Hits will receive Missile Command for FREE. Players can purchase 25 separate game packs for $0.99 each or buy all 100 games for $9.99.

For more information visit www.atari.com.

About ATARI, SA

Atari (www.atari.com) is a global interactive and branded entertainment company.   The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®.  Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices.  As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories.  

Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London. 

© 2011 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved.

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