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Description

Demon 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.

Screenshots

Demon Attack Commodore 64 Attack on the mother ship
Demon Attack VIC-20 Demons attacking!
Demon Attack TRS-80 CoCo Alternative palette which doesn't rely on artifacting (activated via CLEAR key)
Demon Attack PC Booter Demon droppings are to be avoided. (PCjr Cartridge version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Demon Attack" -- TI-99/A4 title
  • "Demon Attack +" -- Jopac release title

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User Reviews

A beautiful version of a fun action game TI-99/4A Andy Frueh (176)
Hypnotic and Zen like minimalistic shooter. A classic. Atari 2600 gametrader (233)
Simplistic and unexciting, even by 1982 standards Atari 2600 Martin Smith (66799)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 2600 Dec, 1982 4 out of 4 100
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Dec 09, 2016 A- 91
VideoGame Atari 2600 Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Atari 2600 Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Odyssey 2 May, 1983 2.5 out of 4 62
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 60

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Trivia

Lawsuit

In 1982 Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack's similarity to Phoenix.

Version differences

The 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.)

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue 46 - #13 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll
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