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Sentinel

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MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
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Atari 7800
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2.5
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Description

Sentinel is a side scrolling action game. Several worlds have fallen victim of an alien attack, and you need to free them. To do this, a glowing orb called the Sentinel has been sent which can absorb the alien energy. As the Sentinel floats above the various, scrolling landscapes, you need to protect it from attacks by using the light gun to destroy enemies and enemy fire. If you don't destroy an enemy, it will deplete the Sentinels energy supply which will eventually destroy it. There are four levels of increasing difficulty, each with a large boss at the end. To help out on your mission, several bonuses may be encountered from time to time; increased firepower and energy can be acquired when you shoot the bonus capsules that appear. Three levels of difficulty are available.

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Sentinel Atari 7800 Game over
Sentinel Atari 2600 Plenty of targets to shoot at!
Sentinel Atari 7800 Yikes, here comes a large attack force!
Sentinel Atari 2600 Enemies attacking from the right

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The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 May 02, 2004 F 0
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 05, 2004 F 0

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Trivia

Only 2 Atari 2600 games were created that used a light gun, Sentinel and Shooting Arcade. Only Sentinel was released as Shooting Arcade is an unreleased prototype.

The light gun was not even an Atari 2600 peripheral, it was part of the Atari XE computer line although it was compatible with the Atari 2600.
Contributed to by Servo (55928)