Atari Spotlights Popular Indie Games Featured on the Atari VCS


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Set in a cyberpunk-inspired world, Danger Scavenger sees you embark on a fight to save your city against enemy robots. Use your mounted machine gun to fight off waves of enemy planes in the Art Deco-meets-Anime arcade game Tailgunner, or delve into a vivid universe full of fierce battles in Ato. No matter what your mood is on a given day, Atari VCS has a game to fit any type of gamer and skill level.


More about the titles in today’s Atari VCS spotlight:

Danger Scavenger (Studio: Star Drifters / Exclusive Atari VCS Update Now Live)



In a world where intelligent-yet-deadly robots are in revolt against their masters, step up as a “Scavenger” to battle potential enemies in this fast-paced, roguelike skyline crawler. Developed by Star Drifters, Danger Scavenger allows you to customize each of your weapons as you collect scrap material throughout the game. Select your Scavenger of choice, each with its own unique skill. Team up with friends for the ultimate enemy robot battle in Corporation Mode. Only you and your fellow Scavengers stand between your city and total annihilation.


The Atari VCS version of Danger Scavenger features online leaderboards, keeping with the retro/arcade theme of Atari's legacy, as VCS owners compete for the top score. Be on the lookout for the neon Atari logo easter egg, found in-game only on the Atari VCS.


Danger Scavenger trailer:



Tailgunner (Studio: Grizzly Machine / Available Now)



Test your skills as a gunner in wave after wave of enemy attacks in this arcade-style aerial combat game developed by Grizzly Machine. Choose from 10 different challenge modes while you rack up high scores, battling between the need to survive and your quest for glory. One thing is for certain — Tailgunner will test your fight AND flight!


Tailgunner trailer:



Ato (Studio: Tiny Warrior Games / Available Now)



Evade enemy attacks, perform risky parry maneuvers, and unlock new abilities to bring into your next combat encounter. Set during Feudal Japan, Ato tells a visually stunning story about a child being taken away from its father. Solve puzzles and unravel the mystery of this universe while experiencing the atmospheric and colorful environments of Ato, developed by Tiny Warrior Games.


Ato trailer:



The Atari VCS pre-launched to early-adopters in December 2020, with pre-order fulfillment and general retail availability to follow in Spring 2021. The Atari VCS lineup of video computer systems, bundles, and peripherals are available for preorder at GameStop.com and AtariVCS.com at discounted pre-order pricing. The Atari VCS 800 (8GB) Onyx Base system will retail for just $299.99 USD, while Atari VCS 800 “All-In” system bundles include the Atari VCS Classic Joystick (available separately for $59.99) and Atari VCS Modern Controller ($59.99) for $399.99 USD. The Atari VCS Classic Joystick and Modern Controllers were created in partnership with PowerA.



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