User Reviews

Hypnotic and Zen like minimalistic shooter. A classic. gametrader (229) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Simplistic and unexciting, even by 1982 standards Martin Smith (63001) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (29 votes) 3.7


Critic Reviews

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98
The Atari Times (Feb 19, 2002)
2nd review If you are an active 2600 player and you don't have this game, you need to go find it. I'm amazed at just how much fun Imagic managed to cram into four kilobyes with this one, and this game never disappoints.
95
The Atari Times (Jul 11, 2005)
Overall, Demon Attack is a great shooting style game for your 2600. If you like any other shooting games from Space Invaders to River Raid, you'll love this game!
83
Tilt (Mar, 1983)
Les effets sonores, le graphisme poussé (il faut voir les deux silhouettes d'oiseaux partir de chaque côté de l'écran pour se réincarner) offrent un réel plaisir de jeu. De plus, le haut niveau de compétitivité fait que le joueur le plus blasé passera facilement la moitié de la nuit sur son VCS afin d'affronter un écran de plus.
80
VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Você dispõe de um canhão laser e deve se defender do ataque de naves espaciais. Desenvolva habilidade para, rapidamente, entrar embaixo delas, atirar e sair.
77
neXGam (Nov 07, 2014)
Durch einen zu zweit spielbaren Kooperativmodus und einer Vielzahl an verschiedenen Gegnern beweist das Spiel seine spielerische Qualität und Langzeitmotivation.
75
The Video Game Critic (Mar 22, 2002)
While Demon Attack's graphics and sound aren't overly impressive, each wave sports a different set of aliens, and I like how they gyrate in a freaky manner.
75
IGN (Aug 26, 2008)
Demon Attack is definitely required in your Atari 2600 library, as it's not only a great shooter, but it's a launch salvo from one of the era's best developers.
70
Atari HQ (2000)
All in all, however, it's still the same 'ol same 'ol, but one can't help but appreciate the care and effort put into this game. It doesn't break any new ground, but if god is in the details, Demon Attack could very well have become a religion all its own.
70
All in all, however, it's still the same 'ol same 'ol, but one can't help but appreciate the care and effort put into this game. It doesn't break any new ground, but if god is in the details, Demon Attack could very well have become a religion all its own.
60
TeleMatch (Jan, 1983)
Obwohl man nichts anderes tun kann als ausweichen und schießen, ist dieses Spieleprogramm ein recht beeindruckendes - es sei denn, man lehnt diese - zugegeben - recht simple Art der „Ballerspiele‘ grundsätzlich ab.