Denny’s & Atari Cook Up Retro Games

Looks like someone at Denny’s is a fan of vintage video games. When I saw mention of Atari on a Denny’s placemat, it transported me back to the early days of video game /food partnerships. Seems like the McDonalds & Atari promotion was just the other day. Now, Denny’s has partnered with Atari to offer iOS and Android versions of some classic Atari games. Each game adds some food elements to the original concept. Instead of Breakout, there’s “Takeout” and instead of Asteroids we have “Hashteroids”. If you’re not a purist appalled by the modifications, then it’s a chance to get some pretty fun games for free. The graphics have been tweaked to add the diner elements, but the original sound effects are just the same. I’d say it’s a grand slam for both Denny’s and Atari.

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2 thoughts on “Denny’s & Atari Cook Up Retro Games

  1. I played these a while back and considered writing about them but ultimately decided that the games were mostly pointless. Kudos to Denny’s for the effort and the games are certainly worth checking out for a play-through for a short while, but if you want to play Breakout, Asteroids and Centipede, there are better ways to play them.

    That said, I played them on a 4.7-inch screen and found the controls to be too awkward to enjoy the play experience – those with bigger screens and alternative control options might find things are much better for them.

  2. Max Power says:

    I think promotional games on the Atari 2600 are destined to be terrible to play. It’s in the spirit of Chase the Chuck Wagon or Tooth Protectors

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