Atari Teams Up With Denny's to Remix Classic Video Games



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Atari has teamed up with Denny's to combine two things many gamers love — video games and fast food — in order to create remixes of three classic game titles.
Now you can play food-themed versions of Centipede (Centipup), Asteroids(Hashteroids) and Breakout (Take-Out) on your iOS or Android smartphone.

Although the licensing deal promotes Denny's restaurant chain, old-school gaming purists can rest assured that the games' remixed versions live up to the entertainment pedigree of the originals.
In Centipup you use a "magical bottle" of syrup to transform enemies into sunny side up eggs, with all the urgency and fast-paced drama of the original Centipede.
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IMAGE: ATARI/DENNY'S
The same goes for Hashteroids, where you steer the SS Denny's Condiment Transport ship (actually, a bottle of ketchup) to avoid and destroy giant clumps of hash browns. Similarly, Take-Out performs pretty much exactly like Breakout, except instead of eliminating bricks to win the game, you have to move a plate from side to side to eliminate bacon and eggs from the screen.
Not only are the graphic treatments true to the old-school versions, the accompanying music and sound effects for each game are so accurate that you might start to feel like you're playing the original versions.
Atari remix

IMAGE: ATARI/DENNY'S
"Transforming our classic and beloved games into a retro, remixed promotion will be a natural way to expose our brand to a new generation, and resonate with our long-time fans in a fun and unique way," Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said in a statement.
The licensing deal appears to be a part of Atari's recently announced "corporate comeback strategy," which will include licensing deals, online gaming, new hardware and Atari-branded apparel.
So far, the Atari-Denny's mashup has received enthusiastic reviews on both Apple's App Store and Google Play. All three games are currently available as free downloads.




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