Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (Atari 2600)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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TeleMatch (Jan, 1984)
Offen gestanden, das ist mir doch zu wenig, an Spiel“Witz“, an Programm. Vielleicht aber bin ich zu verwöhnt. Grafisch ist nicht all das herausgeholt, was programmiertechnisch heute gemacht werden kann. Ziemlich neu, doch nicht übermäßig beeindruckend, sind die Sound-Effekte. Schnell ist das Spiel zweifelsfrei, sofern man schnell spielen will. Bewegte Objekte gibt es reichlich, um die Animation hier noch zu würdigen. Ich hatte das unbestimmte, fade Gefühl, um ein gutes Spiel gebracht worden zu sein.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 23, 2008)
I could deride this game as sloppy and buggy, but since it's pretty ambitious, I'll be nice and call it quirky and unpredictable. Had Sega taken the time to polish this up, it could have been a real gem.
It is also a shame that a cool science-fiction character like Buck Rogers was wasted on this game. You never see him or his supporting cast. In fact, there's nothing in this game to make you think it's anything more than a lousy shooter on which someone slapped a well-known name to sell a few more copies.