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Demon Attack (Atari 8-bit)

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Demon Attack is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Space Invaders. You control a laser canon at the bottom of the screen, and need to destroy wave after wave of brightly colored demons. The demons bounce around the screen in bizarre patterns, and try to destroy your canon with bombs or lasers. When you shoot a demon, it will be replaced with another or will split into two smaller demons depending on which wave you are playing. When the required number of demons for the current round is finally destroyed, you can move on to the next, more difficult round.


Demon Attack Atari 8-bit These split when shot in the middle
Demon Attack Atari 8-bit Game over
Demon Attack Atari 8-bit More on screen now
Demon Attack Atari 8-bit Early in the game

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Demon Attack" -- TI-99/A4 title
  • "Demon Attack +" -- Jopac release title

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In 1982 Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack's similarity to Phoenix.

Version differences

The PC Booter version of Demon Attack was available on both a PCjr cartridge and a 5.25" disk. Both versions were identical, except the disk release had a title screen which was missing on the cartridge version (probably due to the more limited size of the PCjr cartridges.)


  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue 46 - #13 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll
Information also contributed by PCGamer77 and Servo

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Martin Smith (63028) added Demon Attack (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 01, 2006
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