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Zaxxon (Atari 2600)

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

User Reviews

A popular game back in the 2600 hey-day MagFram (43) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.2

The Press Says

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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?