Solar Fox Reviews (Atari 2600)

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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 2.7
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Here's an interesting mix: a space game whose object is to run over dots. And, as if this weren't strange enough, there's no shooting. None. These are the elements of Solar Fox, a new game from CBS. adapted from an arcade game which never made it.
Sometimes the gaming gods smile down upon us gamers and give us a second chance. We passed on Solar Fox in the arcades, just as we ignored Lady Bug and Venture. Justifiably, all three sold like hotcakes for various home systems. Like a good movie that bombs at the theater but gets new life thanks to video, Solar Fox was a major success on the Atari 2600. Simply put, Solar Fox and the Atari 2600 are a match made in heaven.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 07, 2004)
On the downside, Solar Fox's graphics are only average, and its sound effects have an irritating quality. Still, this low-profile title is worth picking up.
TeleMatch (Jan, 1984)
SolarFox zählt nicht zu den Spielen, deren Anschaffung einem unter den Nageln brennt. Zu ähnlich ist der Ablauf dem anderer Spiele, und zu offensichtlich ist wieder einmal der Pac-Man-Bezug. Die gelbe Pampelmuse ist hier das Raumschiff; die Vitamin- und sonstigen Pillen sind hier die Solarfelder; die Geister werden durch die Feuerbälle dargestellt. Und doch: Wer — aus welchem Grund auch immer — SolarFox besitzt, der wird das Spiel nicht nach kurzer Zeit in die Ecke feuern oder es gelangweilt einzutauschen versuchen, denn es ist nicht einfach, zum punkteträchtigen Erfolg zu kommen. Die Herausforderung ist zweifellos lange Zeit gegeben.