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Yars' Revenge (Atari 2600)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Yars' Revenge is a fun twist on the Kill the Fortress-type games Droog (463) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
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 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (27 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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91
The Video Game Critic
Yars' Revenge provides a level of strategy and challenge you don't see in many Atari 2600 games. It should be noted that a sequel appeared on the Gameboy many years later.
90
Retrogaming.it
Se non si tratta del miglior titolo del genere disponibile sulla macchina Atari, ci manca davvero poco. Se avete riflessi felini e nervi abbastanza saldi da non concedervi inopportuni rilassamenti, potreste apprezzare moltissimo Yars' Revenge
85
Game Freaks 365
If you are a fan of the Atari 2600 and you don't have this game, shame on you. Find it. It is common enough that it won't cost you much, and it will thus probably be worth whatever you end up paying for it. Yars' Revenge is to be highly recommended for any and all true fans of the Atari 2600.
83
Tilt
C'est un jeu passionnant qui captive tant par son graphisme que par la petite mythologie qu'il suggère.
80
All Game Guide
The fly simulator moves with a sense of urgency and precision, making this a fun and fast game. Full-screen explosions and a no-fire neutral zone (a colorful, glittering strip down the center of the playfield) give the game graphical flare, but an annoying buzzing sound grates on the nerves. Despite audio deficiencies and the lack of a two-player simultaneous mode (oh, what could have been...), this is a great game with a huge following.
80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
I wouldn’t put Yar’s Revenge in my top ten, but it is definitely one of the true "quality" titles for the Atari 2600. It has stood the test of time, too. Recently I fired the game up on my home theater, with the sound on a high echo (I used the "stadium" setting on my system) and played like I did when my Sociology homework should have been done instead. For me personally, it also holds the honor of stealing away a fair portion of my youth, although why my guidance counselor never spoke to me about my hostility toward alien races is a mystery that will likely remain unsolved...