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Threshold is a simple shoot'em up game. You are in control of a spaceship at the bottom of the screen and have to shoot several formations of enemies at the top of the screen.

To make things more difficult you have limited time in form of a fuel tank which will get refilled after you cleared a number of waves. Besides that, your spacecraft is equipped with a laser that tends to overheat. Every shot makes the heat bar of the laser increase a bit. Once it reached its maximum you can't fire anymore and are forced to wait until it cools down while slowly running out of fuel.


Threshold VIC-20 Don't let your lasers overheat...
Threshold Atari 8-bit Ah, I've been destroyed!
Threshold ColecoVision Fighting off invaders...
Threshold ColecoVision Dock with the mother ship

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User Reviews

A nice little shoot-em-up from Sierra's heyday Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37853)

The Press Says

Tilt Atari 2600 Mar, 1983 5 out of 6 83
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 60
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
IGN Atari 2600 Aug 04, 2008 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Aug 30, 2001 D 25


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