Back Cover - 2600 (US):
Activision Catalog - Winter / Spring 1984 - (2600 version):
Adventure into unknown worlds! An unpenetrable shield surrounds the planet. your mission is to ride criss-crossed beams of light - all the way to the 99th sector. Cast lariats of laser bolts into zig bombs, yellow chirpers, the evil mother ship, and more! Only you have the courage. Only you have the skill. Only you are the Beamrider!
Back of Box - ColecoVision:
Contributed by RKL (5615) on Dec 14, 2003.
DARK. DANGEROUS. DEMANDING.
A beam matrix of iridescent blue engulfs the distant blackness of Earth-Space. You stand watching. First mesmerized, you now realize the beams carry weapons. Frightening creations in endless configurations. Intriguing to watch, but will you - yes you, dear reader - take action? You will??!! Then roll up your sleeves, mount these beams and ... ride!!
Animated graphics create a 3-D perspective that virtually pulls you into the screen. Pulsating sound effects intensify the constant array of new objects that zips from beam to beam. Beamrider combines tomorrow's technology with designer Dave Rolfe's fantastic imagination to forge the challenge you'll return to again and again!
Designed by Dave Rolfe.
Adapted by Action Graphics.
For one to four Beamriders.
Contributed by Corn Popper (69582) on Aug 18, 2003.