In today's complete dose of gaming strangeness, we have a mobile app available from Denny's and Atari. The app reimagines three Atari classics as your morning 8-bit breakfast. The 'new' games are made to plug Denny's new Remix menu and feature menu remix items such as 'centipup' (a play on centipede and Denny's pancake puppies remix,) 'Hashteroids' (need I say anything?) and 'Take-out' (which has to be the perfect pun for break out.) But that's enough backstory, let's get to the app.
Platform: iOS, Android
Creators: Atari/Denny's (I feel weird typing this)
Graphics - I love that they stuck with the 8-bit graphics and the same basic layout of the original Atari games. I realllllly love the addition of the breakfast themed sprites. I can't help but find it fun to blow up hashbrowns with a bottle of ketchup. I also enjoy the use of vibrant colors.
Sound - I'm running the Android version of this app and there is no sound present other than sfx; much like an original Atari game. Although I appreciate them sticking to their roots, I would have enjoyed an update to sound with this one.
Playability: Controls are simple. Touch screen joysticks and firing buttons. I found that all of the controls honestly worked quite well on my phone. The games all run very smooth and cohesively.
Re-playability: True to the fusion of an oldschool Atari game and phone app, the game brings you back with more levels and higher scores. There is a leader board, not to mention the app has three games crammed in. Definitely re-playable.
As an app I give it an 9/10. I can't in good faith give it higher since it's a remake. But it's quite enjoyable with no visible flaws. And hey, it's free! Eat-I mean-Play on!
I seriously want this poster