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The Video Game Critic
Zaxxon was never meant to be played on the 2600, but Coleco did the best with what they had. Flawed by playable, there's really not another game like this on the 2600.
All Game Guide
By 1982 gamers expected -- and deserved to receive -- much more from Atari 2600 games. Companies like Imagic and Activision had shown everyone that the system, while primitive, was capable of an array of graphics and sounds more advanced than what everyone was used to from titles developed by Atari. Why didn't Sega figure that out too?