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All in all, this is a fun little game that involves a bit of strategy and has more depth than most shooters for the 2600. This game can be roughly lumped in to the first-person space shooter category along with games like Activision's StarMaster and Atari's Star Raiders. It's not terribly uncommon, either, so you should be able to pick it for next to nothing. Be sure to buy a game with a manual, though, as you'll need it!
Space Attack's controls are confusing, so you'll probably need to consult the manual. When one of your fleets meets the enemy, you switch to a battle screen that lets you to move a crosshair and shoot enemies. I do like the fact that the explosion of one enemy ship can take out another. You either win or lose this game - there is no score.