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Crossbow (Atari 2600)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
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5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Unfortunately, this cart does contain some flaws. You receive no acknowledgement that a level has concluded other than a bonus tacked onto your score. The joystick control is somewhat sluggish and the game becomes repetitious. Nevertheless, this is a very enjoyable arcade translation which stretches the 2600's capabilities close to the limit. A nice change of pace from the countless dull shootem' ups which are very common to this system.
69
Game Freaks 365
The levels all vary in difficulty, as is to be expected, but none of them is impossible. This game, however, tends to lack the addictiveness level of many of the earlier Atari 2600 titles. Maybe the programmers weren't as motivated at this stage of the game because they knew that not too many people cared anymore, but whatever it was, this game, while fun, lacks that specialness seen in many of the games of the Atari 2600's peak years. Still, this game is well worth looking into if you're an Atari 2600 gamer, and it will last you a little while before you become tired of it. I'd recommend that, if you're an Atari 2600 gamer, you should get it if you can find it particularly cheap.
50
The Video Game Critic
There are plenty of extraneous targets you could aim for, but little incentive to stray from the immediate area around the person. Still, Crossbow is challenging enough, and I like how you can change the order of the stages. It won't set the world on fire, but Crossbow is definitely respectable and a unique entry in the 2600 library.