Atari reveals new screenshots for hypnotic arcade wave shooter Akka Arrh


Atari revealed another first-look at a once-lost title: Akka Arrh. A hypnotic fever dream from the mind of legendary designer Jeff Minter, Akka Arrh delivers all the chaos and fun from the golden age of gaming in an updated, modernized package.

Coming to PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS in early 2023, Akka Arrh invites retro enthusiasts and new players alike to feed their heads to a new kind of web!

Showcased in a new screenshot reveal, Akka Arrh combines synthwave madness with vibrant, dreamlike visuals. Tinged with Minter’s sense of humor and prolific graphic style, Akka Arrh is the showcase of his love of psychedelic color and light, combined with his ability to create pure arcade bliss. A frenzied kaleidoscope of neon insanity, Akka Arrh is one of the rarest games of the arcade era, but brings back the nostalgic arcade experience with a vengeance.

Blast through swaths of enemy waves while manning the titular Akka Arrh, a suped-up cannon just begging to be unleashed. A rhythmically flowing arcade shooter experience and psychedelic visual explosion of color, this modern take of the incredibly rare Atari arcade prototype encapsulates the vector style of decade’s past to a T. Soon, players will have the chance to experience not just one of Atari’s rarest games, and one of the rarest games of the arcade era!

Key Features of Akka Arrh:
  • A Whirlwind of Electrifying Color: From the mind of Jeff Minter, players will experience a cascade of words, color, shapes and sound flows as they mount the Akka Arrh and fend off attackers. An explosion of dazzling neon graphics, Akka Arrh is a visually stunning, action-packed arcade shooter.
  • Ready, Aim, Fire!: Akka Arrh shares its name with the game’s star cannon, which players control from a fixed turret called the Sentinel. Featuring fast-paced wave-shooter action, players will prevent enemies from penetrating the Sentinel’s perimeter, zooming into close range combat and beat them back if they penetrate their defenses.
  • Mystifying Modes to Master: With two modes of play, pilots can start from the beginning and battle their way through 50 unique levels, or pick up where they left off to power through to the end
Developed by Llamasoft and legendary game designer Jeff Minter, who previously brought the original Tempest and its successor Tempest 4000™ to life, Akka Arrh embodies his signature light-synth style and ability to craft a uniquely insane but extremely fun arcade experience.

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