War Hawk (Atari 8-bit)

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Warhawk is a vertical-scrolling shooter set in space (its authors were inspired by coin-op arcade game Star Force). The player pilots a laser-armed starfighter flying into an asteroid belt, fighting against enemy starbases and waves of fighters, avoiding mines and meteor showers depleting ship's shields, while hunting for precious power-ups.


War Hawk Atari 8-bit Let's go.
War Hawk Atari 8-bit Blast them.
War Hawk Atari 8-bit Title screen.
War Hawk Atari 8-bit Good shot.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Warhawk" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Proteus" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Mindless button smashing at its most frantic Westwurtzly (994) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1987 7 out of 10 70


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The music of this game is a remix of John Keating's composition called The Unknown Planet from the Space Experience Album.
Rola (8306) added War Hawk (Atari 8-bit) on May 01, 2012
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