Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

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Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Midway Home Entertainment (US), GT Interactive Software (Europe)
Developer:
Licensor: Atari Corporation
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Atari, Inc.
Game total: 6
Peripherals supported: Mission Stick, Saturn Backup Memory, Saturn Floppy Drive, Shuttle Mouse
Genre: Compilation

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
T-9706H
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
T-25413H-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-25413H-50
USK: 6
Sega Saturn
ES
T-25413H-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
UK
T-25413H-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Non-Sega versions

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Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 is a compilation of various classic arcade games created by Atari, Inc. It was brought to the Sega Saturn by Digital Eclipse and Midway Games.

Games included

  • Asteroids
  • Battlezone
  • Centipede
  • Missile Command
  • Super Breakout
  • Tempest

The game has analog controls in Centipede, Missile Command, and Super Breakout when played with a Mission Stick. This analog mode will not work on the 3D Control Pad.

History

Even though this compilation was produced by Midway, who owned Atari Games at this point, the games were licensed from Atari Corporation which retained ownership of Atari, Inc.'s games after it had split into two companies in 1984. This was one of the few times the two Ataris associated with each other.

Production credits

Digital Eclipse Software Team
  • Andrew Ayre: Andrew served as Executive Producer of Arcade's Greatest Hits™: The Atari Collection 1 and is President of Digital Eclipse Software.
  • Dan Fliner: Dan was the Lead Programmer on Arcade's Greatest Hits™: The Atari Collection 1. When Dan isn't programming, he's usually on inline skates!
  • Doug Jefferys, John Kowalski & Dave Larson: These gentlemen were responsible for reproducing the original game sounds.
  • Chris Charla: Chris conducted the interviews in the game history.
  • Flying Rhino Productions: Flying Rhino Productions provided digital post-production on the video interviews.
  • Earwax Productions: Earwax Productions provided production on the narrative.
  • Sandy Mahoney: Narrator
  • Midnight Design: Midnight Design provided original computer-generated animation.
  • Sue Ayre & Image Impressions: Provided additional still artwork.
  • V.P. of Product Development: Bill Hindorff
  • Producer: Wallace Poulter
  • Testing Manager: Mike Kruse
  • Lead Testers: Jose Amparan, Jesse Meza I & Shubrian Butler
  • Testers: Todd Papy, David Ortiz, Randy Slafsky, Alex Beran, Matt Gilbert, Pablo Buitrago, C.J. Perez, Donald Gavino, Kevin Dines & Rob Reininger
  • Special Thanks: Howard Lehr, Debra Heinz, Greg Allen, Brian Fritts and Finn Jensen - Manager of the Scandia Family Center in Suisun, Ca.
  • Special Thanks to the Original Atari Team Members: Ed Rotberg, Ed Logg & Dave Theurer
Midway Home Entertainment Team
  • Print Design and Production: Debra Austin, Jon Mongelluzzo, Shawn Murphy, Robert Shepherd, Erin Shems & Dave Young
  • Special Thanks: Deborah Fulton, Don Knapp & Bruce Adams
Source:
US manual
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Magazine articles

Main article: Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Game Informer (US)
70
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MAN!AC (DE) PAL
49
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Sega Magazin (DE)
39
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Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
80
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Video Games (DE) PAL
70
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Sega Saturn
62
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Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1

Saturn, US
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Cover
AGHACV1 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover

Technical information

Main article: Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
471,961,728 CD-ROM (EU) T-25413H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
471,961,728 CD-ROM (US) T-9706H V1.000

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: Saturn

References


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