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Mumbo Jumbo to publish Activision Anthology Remix Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT

Retro game fans, rejoice! Soon you will be able to play your favorite old-school Activision games on your personal computer courtesy of Mumbo Jumbo. The '80s are back with classic gaming collection Activision Anthology: Remix Edition for personal computer systems. The Remix edition is jam-packed with over 75 Atari 2600 favorites from Pitfall! and Kaboom! to River Raid. Activision Anthology: Remix Edition features an additional 30 titles that where not available on the PS2 version, and a '80s-themed soundtrack that will let gamers play their way down memory lane.

"Where else can you find this many great games in one package?" asked Mumbo Jumbo President Mark Cottam. "Activision Anthology: Remix Edition is an incredible value with over 75 great games and a cool '80s music sound track."

Activision Anthology: Remix Edition lets players revisit old favorites Barnstorming, Chopper Command, Freeway®, Megamania(tm) and more. Fans can play all of the games in classic mode or, for an added challenge, they can be played in 15 different unlockable wild and wacky enhanced gameplay modes. Classic mode lets fans play the original way with all of the sound effects and action they remember. Enhanced gameplay modes include Ricochet mode, in which the game screen bounces around the television screen, Cube mode, where the game appears on each face of a rotating cube, and Whirl mode where the screen slowly spins 360 degrees around the middle of the TV screen during gameplay. In addition, instead of a typical flat-screen shell, the menu functions of the game are brought to life in the setting of a teenager's bedroom from the '80s. To play a game, fans need to select a title from the cartridge rack and place it into the game system. To change the music and sound volumes, players must select the radio and adjust the settings from there.

To help make the trip back to the '80s complete, Activision Anthology: Remix Edition also includes original hits, licensed by MumboJumbo specifically for the PC and Mac, from the era's hottest artists including Fresh Prince, Flock of Seagulls, Alan Parsons Project, Billy Ocean and many more.

"Activision Anthology: Remix Edition provides fans with an unprecedented retro gaming experience on the PC," said David Anderson, Director Business Development at Activision. "By combining the best of '80s gaming and music with current technology, gamers now have the best of both eras."

Activision Anthology: Remix Edition has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated "E" ("Everyone" - content suitable for persons six years or older) by the ESRB. Look for Activision Anthology: Re-Mix at your favorite retailer or at the Mumbo Jumbo store, located at www.mumbojumbo.com in early October.

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