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Omega Race

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.0
VIC-20
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Atari 2600
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User Reviews

Fun space-themed game VIC-20 r h (15)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade 1 3.2
Atari 2600 Awaiting 1 votes...
ColecoVision 2 3.0
Commodore 64 1 3.0
VIC-20 4 4.4
Combined MobyScore 8 3.7


The Press Says

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80
ColecoVisionTeleMatch
Gut bei Omega Race findet wieder die übliche Schlacht zwischen Gut und Böse, d.h. dem Spieler und den Angreifern statt — im Weltraum, versteht sich. Selten aber hat man bei einem solchen Spiel weniger den Eindruck, die Einfachheit des immer gleichen Handlungsablaufes zum soundsovielten Male nachzuspielen, wie in diesem Fall.
70
ColecoVisionAll Game Guide
Mine Storm for the Vectrex is the best Asteroids derivative on the market, and Space Fury is the closest thing you can get to Asteroids on the ColecoVision. However, if you want a game that was influenced by Asteroids, but is quite different in execution and overall design, you might want to try Omega Race.
67
ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic
This Colecovision edition not only duplicates the fun gameplay of the arcade, but spices things up with color, customization options, and even a two-player simultaneous mode. The "fast bounce" option makes the walls more elastic, but also makes your ship harder to control. The "tunnel" and "astro gate" options make the vanilla playfield slightly more interesting, but these passages are really too narrow to make much of a major difference. The two-player mode would have been fun had it been cooperative, but instead you just bounce around shooting at each other, which is kind of lame. For the single player however, Omega Race is a worthy challenge, if somewhat forgettable.
67
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
Unlike so many other Atari 2600 arcade translations, this one isn't a cupcake version. Omega Race's single game variation provides a degree of challenge that will have you hitting that reset button over and over again.
40
Commodore 64All Game Guide
If you've never played Omega Race in any of its forms, think of it as a clumsy, hard-to-control Asteroids derivative in which you shoot ships instead of rocks and bounce off walls instead of fly off screen. Fans of the Arcade game will approve but others should stick to better shooters, such as Asteroids, Centipede and Robotron: 2084.