10 Awesome Examples of Today’s Video Games into Atari Format

I don’t know about you guys but I miss the days of Atari.  By no means am I saying that Atari games of old are better than today’s games.  I just miss all the fun simplistic things.   Sounds and movements used to be so important back then.  One little ping and you would jump for joy.  Or when a guy fell in Pitfall it was such a letdown.

It’s a good thing the folks at Something Awful also love Atari.  They asked their users to put their graphic skills to work and create Atari formats for today’s games.

We have ten results that are awesome….

Mass Effect 2


Mass Effect

Plants Vs Zombies

Robot Unicorn Attack

The next five are just as awesome……

  • Lubz

    Metroid, Zelda, Pokemon….I mean two of those three could have been on Atari and Pokemon isn’t exactly a “today” game.

  • logic

    I also miss the atari but its not a way to praise its classic stature by putting ”today’s games” into what they may look like on the atari.

  • STinG

    What the crap is Sexy Hiking?

  • Ben

    I don’t see any difference between this version of Doom and the original.


    This is stupid.

  • reject101

    wow, that rendition of metroid looks just like the original metroid, and the zelda has a distinct look lith the first one did too. This article is really a bunch of crap :\ the only realy “today” game on this list is mass effect and you put both 1 and 2 in the list, what about say god of war, heavy rain, C.O.D gears of war, halo, these would have been acceptable for “today” games.

  • DemEnderPearls

    @Reject You might wanna think of a better username b4 making a negative comment.