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Beamrider

MobyRank MobyScore
ColecoVision
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3.6
Intellivision
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3.8
Atari 8-bit
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3.5

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Atari 2600 9 3.3
Atari 5200 3 3.7
Atari 8-bit 2 3.5
ColecoVision 4 3.6
Commodore 64 4 3.5
Intellivision 3 3.8
MSX 4 3.6
ZX Spectrum 4 3.2
Combined MobyScore 33 3.5


The Press Says

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90
Atari 8-bitAtari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition
Beamrider is actually fairly simple from a graphical point of view but the 3D effect does work very well. The sound effects suit the game incredibly well too but the fast action addictive gameplay is the real winner here. Beamrider is a simply fantastic game for the A8 and one that you will be trying to beat your high score on for a very long time to come.
83
MSXTilt
Depuis sa première version sur Mattel, Beamrider s'affirme comme l'un des meilleurs combats spatiaux. Cette version pour M.S.X. est peut-être encore meilleur que celle pour C 64. L'animation et les bruitages sont saisissants.
70
ColecoVisionAll Game Guide
Beamrider may not be as addictive as the very best games in the fixed screen, slide-and-shoot genre such as Space Invaders, Galaga, and Centipede, but it is a respectable title that most shooter fans will like. It is a finely tuned game with a logical premise and a unique twist on an old theme. I recommend it.
67
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
Beamrider's gameplay is solid and the stages gradually increase in intensity. There are two difficulty levels, and the harder one is no joke.
67
Commodore 64TeleMatch
Kritik hin oder her: Gemessen an vergleichbaren (Action)-Spielen, wird hier viel fürs Geld geboten — und verlangt. Viel Action und reichlich Reaktionsvermögen. Grafisch ist die Sache durchschnittlich, wiederum gemessen am Möglichen. Und vom Sound her summt‘s nur. Ein Spiel für Balierfreunde.
60
Atari 2600TeleMatch
Ansonsten bleibt was zum Coleco Beamrider gesagt wurde: Den bewußten Pfiff bekommt das Spiel trotz oder gerade wegen des relativ hohen Abstraktionsgrades, durch das rasche Spieltempo und die Vielzahl der bewegten Objekte. Eben „guter Durchschnitt“.
60
ColecoVisionTeleMatch
Den bewußten Pfiff bekommt dieses Spiel trotz oder gerade wegen des relativ hohen grafischen Abstraktionsgrades, durch das rasche Spieltempo und die Vielzahl der bewegten Objekte. Schön dabei, daß bis zu vier Spieler sich abwechselnd am Joystick messen können. Ansonsten: Allenfalls guter Durchschnitt.
50
ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic
In this second-rate Tempest, you control a cannon at the bottom of a moving grid in space. The blue grid looks attractive, but mainly serves as eye candy. Your cannon can hop between five beams, attempting to shoot 15 scaling aliens while dodging indestructible meteors. In addition to your normal shot, you also have a reserve of long-range torpedoes. Be sure to save one or two of these for the mother ship, which creeps slowly across the top of the screen at the end of each round. The audio effects are very nice, reminding me of an Alien movie. But despite high marks for presentation and control, the gameplay is barely average. There's not much in the way of strategy and the action gets repetitive.
50
Atari 5200The Video Game Critic
Your basic shooting range only extends three-quarters of the screen, but you also have a limited supply of "bombs" that can reach the edge of the horizon. Be sure to save a bomb or two for the end-of-round "boss" ship that slowly hovers across the top of the screen. Although small, the aliens scale in and out nicely, and some of the audio effects have a cool reverberating quality. The control isn't too bad, although the Atari 5200 joystick doesn't allow for concise side-to-side movement. You can hold in the fire button to constantly fire, and thank God for that! With three levels of challenge, Beamrider isn't a bad little game, but you'll probably forget about it as soon as you turn it off.
33
ZX SpectrumYour Spectrum
This is a very 'old' game ... and it shows! The different behaviour displayed by the nasties and the hectic pace of the game on the higher levels make this a reasonable 'zap and blast' game. It does however, have rather a short-lived appeal.