Time Pilot leads fourth Game Room Pack

Latest update to classic arcade app adds Asteroids, Space Duel; console ports include Atari 2600 era-hopping flyer Time Pilot, Grand Prix, and more.

Microsoft had big plans for weekly updates to the Game Room--its recently released retro offering on the Xbox 360 and PC--but those plans seemingly fell by the wayside with only sporadic updates since the service was launched on March 24 this year. But it looks like the company is getting back on track, with the latest pack hitting Xbox Live earlier this week.

The Game Room Pack 4 comes bundled with seven titles, with one of the standouts being the early '80s classic Time Pilot, which saw players take control of a futuristic jet fighter as it travels through five different time periods. Arcade veteran Asteroids also makes an appearance, as does Space Duel. Early console ports make up the rest of the releases this week, with Demons to Diamonds, Stampede, and Grand Prix from the Atari 2600, as well as Shark! Shark! from Intellivision.

Game Room titles can be purchased for play on both the Xbox 360 and PC for 400 Microsoft points ($5) or for an individual platform at MSP 240 ($3) apiece. Single rounds of any individual game can be played for MSP 40 ($.50). The Game Room also supports Xbox Live Avatars, as well as voice chat, 1080p graphics, cross-platform leaderboards, and achievements.

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wintermute_66
wintermute_66

The 'Golden Era' of Arcade games was pre '85, for me everything in the late 80's and Early 90's was boring, awful trash. Just manic shooter after manic shooter, or stupid fighter after stupid fighter, all the best Arcade games were pre '85. This was gaming at it's purest, kiddies today brought up on 360's and PS3's can never understand what a stripped back, pure gaming experience these games were. It helps to be of that Era though, and I can see why today's over-indulged spoiled brats just *don't get it*. LOL.

wyan_
wyan_

Until Game Room has some classics from '85 to '87 I won't even bother downloading the initial setup. All those old games are poopy.

GatsuBlackSword
GatsuBlackSword

I'm sorry but games room only appeals to people who grew up in the late 70's early 80's. They need to get games that are from mid 80's early 90's like X-Men: Arcade or Virtua Cop or Lethal Enforcers.

leeko_link
leeko_link

If only I hadn't grew up during the 90s I would had love to replayed these retro classics but no thanks, any arcade games available before the videogame crash of 83 are not games I want to spend my dollars on. Maybe I'll check them out if they come bundle in compilation like Intellivision Live and Atari Anthology.

monson21502
monson21502

Gelugon_baat, they aint 5 bucks unless you want them on both ur 360 and pc.

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

Game Room = The annoying app that MS keeps sticking to your dashboard spotlight. but we ll get used to skip.

monson21502
monson21502

wake me up when they make it to the late 80s and 90s.

jamesm7786
jamesm7786

Isn't that cute... Microsoft trying to compete with Sony's retro downloads (of PS1 games) and Nintendo's Virtual Console... Awww... FAIL! lol...

brilhasti
brilhasti

I 'beat' Time Pilot on an arcade machine. There is probably a 'kill screen' like most of those 80's games, but I didn't do that. I flipped the score. It rolled from 999,900 back to 0. It still knew my score was over a million though, because it was 1st on the high score screen despite looking very low. I loved Time Pilot

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Excuse me if I don't freak s*** over games that were cutting edge 3 decades ago...

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Just give us $15 packs of games. You can get Atari or Activision Anthology for $15 new or used these days and often cheaper. That's like $.10 a game or something.

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Time Pilot? WHY? It's already on Xbox Live!

MrGoodKill
MrGoodKill

Game Room needs a fresh infusion of something more than just 2600 and Intellivision games. I was excited at first, but my nostalgia lasted about as long as my interest--enough time to run through 2 or 3 games of Adventure and Duel.

Mik9445
Mik9445

they need to start making some C64 and Amiga games for GR soon, i'm losing interest. :-(