Three Atari Classics Prepare for Titanfall

Three Atari Classics Prepare for Titanfall

Are classic arcade games better with a Titan? Now you can find out for yourself.

If you were playing a game of word association and -- bear with me -- the word "Titanfall" came up, would your response be the word "Atari?" How about "Asteroids?" Or "Centipede?" "Missile Command?"

Oddly enough, someone presumably from Respawn's marketing department answered "yes" to all of the above, and consequently Titanfall Arcade is now a thing that exists.

The site currently offers an extremely easy take on vector-graphics classic Asteroids in which you control a Titan instead of a spaceship. You can move around thanks to the recoil generated from your Titan's weapons, and firing quickly brings out a devastating laser blast that can make short work of any asteroids in your path. You can't die, and the game automatically ends after a while, though for those who enjoy auto-tweets, you can share your score via social media.

Coming "soon" to the site are similarly Titanfall-inspired takes on two more Atari classics: Missile Command and Centipede. Whether these will be as easy as the version of Asteroids remains to be seen -- as does what kind of point, if any, the site is trying to make, since "Titanfall" and "ancient arcade games" appear to be somewhat incongruous concepts. Keep an eye on things here if you're starved for things to do, and the only thing that will satisfy you is a clumsy implementation of a 35-year old game festooned with branding for the Great White Hype, sorry, Hope of the eighth generation of video games consoles.

...oh, and my best Asteroids score is 56,300.

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