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Missile Command (1980)

Missiles from the sky are attacking the cities, you, as the player, must defend the 6 cities as long as you can.
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Missiles from the sky are attacking the cities, you, as the player, must defend the 6 cities as long as you can.

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The ultimate battle action experience. A new adventure in explosive excitement and full color sight and sound.

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Action | Fantasy

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USA

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Missile Combat See more »

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Atari See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Select game 13 and allow the incoming missiles to reach your cities, and fire all your missiles without scoring any points. The city on the right side will turn into "RF", the initials of programmer Rob Fulop. See more »

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Featured in Modern Marvels: '70s Tech (2007) See more »

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8 January 2002 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

Take it from someone who's played a lot of the old games, "Missile Command" was as good a game as Atari ever created and still pretty colorful...for 1981.

The object: you are in charge of three missile bases and must shoot down all the incoming missiles from overhead as well as the enemy craft that slip past every so often to drop their payload. Save all the cities around you from getting blown up and you'll get more points each round.

I don't know of anyone who ever got a perfect score every round of this game. I mean, who could? You'd have to be EXTREMELY well-coordinated to man the missile buttons and make sure you have enough in reserve for the next wave of attacks. Not an easy thing to do.

Believe me, I've lost a lot of quarters trying.

Ten stars. Get in "Command"!


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