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DescriptionDemon 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.
- "Super Demon Attack" -- TI-99/A4 title
- "Demon Attack +" -- Jopac release title
Part of the Following Groups
|Hypnotic and Zen like minimalistic shooter. A classic.||Atari 2600||gametrader (229)|
|Simplistic and unexciting, even by 1982 standards||Atari 2600||Martin Smith (63216)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Intellivision||Mar 05, 2006||A||100|
|The Atari Times||Atari 2600||Jul 11, 2005||95 out of 100||95|
|Tilt||Atari 2600||Mar, 1983||5 out of 6||83|
|VideoGame||Atari 2600||Jun, 1991||80|
|TeleMatch||Intellivision||May, 1983||2 out of 6||80|
|IGN||Atari 2600||Aug 26, 2008||7.5 out of 10||75|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Mar 22, 2002||B||75|
|The Video Game Critic||Odyssey 2||May 10, 2001||B||75|
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||Jan, 1983||3 out of 6||60|
|TeleMatch||Odyssey 2||May, 1983||3 out of 6||60|
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LawsuitIn 1982 Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack's similarity to Phoenix.
Version differencesThe 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
Related Web Sites
- Demon Attack's Wikipedia page -- Here you can find some info about the game.
Atari 2600 Credits