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Missile Command (Atari 8-bit)

Missile Command Atari 8-bit Title screen

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - 5200 (US):
    RED ALERT! The enemy is attacking the Six Cities with wave after wave of IPBM's, nuclear bombers, "killer" satellites, and smart bombs. Launch your Antiballistic Missiles, Commander, and knock out the enemy's warheads before they knock out your cities. But watch out! Your missiles are limited. If you run out of ABMs before an attack wave ends, it could be THE END!

    3 VIDEO GAME VARIATIONS

    ONE OR TWO PLAYERS

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    BONUS CITIES * SKIP WAVES
    ALL-SMART-BOMB GAMES

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 26, 2007.

Back of Box - 2600 (US), Sears:
    This is your big chance to protect and defend the planet. You are the commander of an antiballistic missile base. The enemy is attacking in series of interplanetary ballistic missile waves. You'll have to be quick to move your aiming device from city to city. MISSILE COMMAND test your skill and coordination as you fire antiballistic missiles to stop the enemy fire.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 21, 2007.

Back of Box - 2600 (UK):
    Here's your big chance to protect and defend the planet. As commander of a missile base, you'll aim and fire anti-ballistic missiles to stop the enemy's interplanetary ballistic missile attack.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 21, 2007.

Back of Box - 2600 (US):
    • Interplanetary ballistic missiles
    • Antiballistic missiles
    One player * Two Players

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 21, 2007.

Atari 5200 Super System Catalog 1983:
    The invaders are blasting your cities and missile bases, leaving chaos and destruction everywhere. Protect your planet from the rain of bombs!

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 17, 2003.

Atari 5200 Catalog 1982:
    Back on Earth, the Planet Zardon is known as the Resource Planet, because of the precious ore and minerals that are mined here. It's an honor to be Commander of Defense for a planet as important as this one. So far, protecting Zardon has been a piece of cake. But today the hot line flashes wildly, and you learn that a barrage of enemy missiles is heading straight at you. You must employ quick thinking and strategy to pit Zardon's Anti Ballistic Missiles against the attackers' fierce onrush of weapons.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Dec 16, 2003.

1981 Atari 2600 catalog:
    The Krytolians have launched a missile attack on your peace-loving planet of Zardon. As commander of Zardonian defenses, you must launch a counterattack, using your powerful antiballistics missiles (ABM's.) Battle conditions change dramatically in each of the games for one or two commanders.

    34 games, including versions for children.
    One to two players
    CX2638

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Oct 06, 2003.

Description from "The Atari Video Computer System Catalog":
    DEFEND CIVILIZATION

    Fiendishly clever Krytolians are out to destroy your peace-loving planet of Zardon. Wave after wave of interplanetary missiles have been launched at your planet. As commander of Zardonian defenses, your task is to defend the six cities of Zardon. You are anything but hopeless. Powerful anti-ballistics missile bases defend your cities. You're in command of ABM's aiming and firing. But be wary, Krytolians also launch "smart" cruise missiles that can be just as deadly as IPBM's. And in each of the games for one or two commanders, battle conditions change dramatically. 34 Games

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 18, 2003.