LunchTimeWaster: Combat

Combat was actually one of the nine launch titles for the Atari 2600 when it arrived all the way back in 1977, so it’s only fitting that it made the cut for our LunchtimeWaster Atari series. Combat was an insanely varied game for its time, boasting 27 games in one. Now you can play it at the new Atari Arcade from within your browser — complete with HTML5, multi-touch and multiplayer support in Internet Explorer 10. It also works great in Internet Explorer 9 on a Windows 7 PC, or any other modern browser.

Celebrating Atari’s 40th Anniversary, Atari Arcade lets you spend your lunchtime playing updated versions of legendary games like Asteroids, Combat, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout and Yar’s Revenge. Look out for new gameplay features, real-time battles, updated graphics, plus Facebook and Twitter integration.

Think you’re a Combat champion? Leave your top score below.

And don’t forget to enter Kotaku’s competition to
win this awesome Atari Arcade unit worth $2903!

If you’re a developer, check out the Atari software development kit to build your own games on the Atari Arcade platform. It’s the beginning of a new class of touch-enabled web experiences powered by Internet Explorer 10.


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