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Title Atari Online Arcade
Released November 2009
with additions through
September 2010
Publisher Atari
Platforms Web browsers
Genre Classic Arcade
Screenshots jpg
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In November 2009, Code Mystics marked the public debut of its FOCAL Emulation Technology with six timeless classics from Atari: Adventure, Asteroids, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, Lunar Lander, and Yars' Revenge. These games are true to their originals; pixel-perfect recreations of these seminal favourites. What's more, they'll play directly in your browser! But, this isn't token gaming in a tiny window... you can go full screen for the full arcade experience. No custom plug-ins required, just the ubiquitous Adobe Flash 10. It's as easy as YouTube! And, even better, you can play them all for free! No configuration, no purchases... retrogaming has never been this accessible!

Our online retrogaming offerings were expanded in 2010 with the addition of Asteroids Deluxe, Centipede, Gravitar, Haunted House, Millipede, Missile Command, and Tempest. Like their predecessors, these games are 100% accurate recreations, playing exactly as you remember them.

Currently, the Atari Classic Arcade line-up from Code Mystics can still be found on the Internet Archive. Follow the links below to start playing!

*Imporant Note: it could take several minutes for the page to complete loading and the game to launch as the leaderboard servers are no longer online.

These Atari classic arcade games have been a part of a number of online venues and promotions over the years:

  • Atari, for a time, had the Atari Arcade online website where these games could be played for free. You could even compete to be the best in the world on the global leaderboards!
  • The Michigan Lottery hosted a promotion in early 2011 where players got to play our Atari classics online for a chance to win a PlayStation 3!
  • In the latter half of 2011, Pepsi hosted a competition on their Pepsi Throwback Facebook fan page. Players got to compete on weekly and monthly leaderboards for a chance to win an Atari Flashback 2+ console or an iPad equipped with an iCade and Atari's Greatest Hits. For this promotion, Code Mystics adapted our online versions of Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Yars' Revenge for play within Facebook.
  • The classic Missile Command was found online at Atari's 30th Anniversary revival promotion of 2010. (Note: this version will no longer load as Atari's leaderboard servers are no longer online.)
  • From 2011 to 2015, the games were also available for free in the Google Chrome store.

BONUS! Want to use your Windows-compatible USB game controller with the Atari Classic Arcade and other web games? Download this! (See Read Me for details.)

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