Polaris (Atari 2600)

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You're the commander of a Polaris class nuclear submarine. Your mission is to defend your country from enemy attack.

You must face one to three enemy subs and one to five bombers in a squad. You must destroy the bombers by shooting missiles. After you destroy the bomber squadron, you must face a dive bomber dropping torpedoes that plunge to your depth then move horizontally. After destroying him, you must navigate through a channel, avoiding or torpedoing mines to reach the next level. Occasionally, an enemy destroyer will move across the screen and will drop a depth charge.


Polaris Atari 2600 First screen of level 1. I need to shoot down the bombers.
Polaris Atari 2600 Level 2
Polaris Atari 2600 I'm about to shoot the other bomber
Polaris Atari 2600 In the channel after level 2, you have mines.

Alternate Titles

  • "ポラリス" -- Japanese spelling

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neXGam Jun 27, 2013 8.1 out of 10 81
TeleMatch Jul, 1983 2 out of 6 80
The Video Game Critic Feb 15, 2008 B 75


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LepricahnsGold (104997) added Polaris (Atari 2600) on Jul 16, 2007
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