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NAME: Atari Arcade
DESCRIPTION: Remakes of Atari Arcade Games for modern browsers
OS: cross-platform, cross-device, in-the-browser experience
PRICE: Free (but with ads)
BANANA RATING: Five Bananas out of Five Bananas.
RATED BY: PJ Moskal, Digital Media Arts
Atari Arcade is a web app that provides a user with remakes of Atari’s classic games. It truly feels like a regular mobile app that one would download from iTunes or Google Play and it even detects user’s phone orientation to provide the best gaming experience. Atari classics feel at home on a mobile screen and the OWP initiative continues to enable better and more exciting content for mobile browsers. That is to say . . . in case “PONG” doesn’t already provide enough excitement!
NOTE: I tested the app on iPhone 4S Safari, Samsung Galaxy Google Chrome, Mac OS: Firefox and Safari . . . look out Space Invaders!
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