Demon Attack

Critic Score User Score
Atari 2600
79
3.7
PC Booter
...
3.5
Odyssey 2
...
3.2

User Reviews

Hypnotic and Zen like minimalistic shooter. A classic. Atari 2600 gametrader (229)
Simplistic and unexciting, even by 1982 standards Atari 2600 Martin Smith (63024)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Atari 2600 29 3.7
Atari 8-bit 7 3.8
Commodore 64 8 4.0
Intellivision 8 3.2
Odyssey 2 5 3.2
PC Booter 9 3.5
TI-99/4A 6 4.1
TRS-80 CoCo 4 3.9
VIC-20 6 4.0
Videopac+ G7400 2 2.9
Combined User Score 84 3.7


Critic Reviews

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100
IntellivisionThe Video Game Critic (Mar 05, 2006)
Demon Attack has two skill levels and a two-player cooperative mode. A guided missile option is also available, but I found the straight missiles to be far more effective. Demon Attack is a real gem, and one of the few fast-paced shooters you'll find for the Intellivision.
98
Atari 2600The Atari Times (Feb 19, 2002)
2nd review If you are an active 2600 player and you don't have this game, you need to go find it. I'm amazed at just how much fun Imagic managed to cram into four kilobyes with this one, and this game never disappoints.
95
Atari 2600The Atari Times (Jul 11, 2005)
Overall, Demon Attack is a great shooting style game for your 2600. If you like any other shooting games from Space Invaders to River Raid, you'll love this game!
83
Atari 2600Tilt (Mar, 1983)
Les effets sonores, le graphisme poussé (il faut voir les deux silhouettes d'oiseaux partir de chaque côté de l'écran pour se réincarner) offrent un réel plaisir de jeu. De plus, le haut niveau de compétitivité fait que le joueur le plus blasé passera facilement la moitié de la nuit sur son VCS afin d'affronter un écran de plus.
80
IntellivisionTeleMatch (May, 1983)
Fazit: Die überzeugende Grafik entschärft den Eindruck simplen Geballers!
80
Atari 2600VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Você dispõe de um canhão laser e deve se defender do ataque de naves espaciais. Desenvolva habilidade para, rapidamente, entrar embaixo delas, atirar e sair.
77
Atari 2600neXGam (Nov 07, 2014)
Durch einen zu zweit spielbaren Kooperativmodus und einer Vielzahl an verschiedenen Gegnern beweist das Spiel seine spielerische Qualität und Langzeitmotivation.
75
Odyssey 2The Video Game Critic (May 10, 2001)
This is a quality title, but many may find the gameplay too shallow. You just shoot the aliens and avoid their bombs.
75
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Mar 22, 2002)
While Demon Attack's graphics and sound aren't overly impressive, each wave sports a different set of aliens, and I like how they gyrate in a freaky manner.
75
Atari 2600IGN (Aug 26, 2008)
Demon Attack is definitely required in your Atari 2600 library, as it's not only a great shooter, but it's a launch salvo from one of the era's best developers.
70
Atari 2600Atari HQ (2000)
All in all, however, it's still the same 'ol same 'ol, but one can't help but appreciate the care and effort put into this game. It doesn't break any new ground, but if god is in the details, Demon Attack could very well have become a religion all its own.
70
Atari 2600Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Dec 10, 2003)
All in all, however, it's still the same 'ol same 'ol, but one can't help but appreciate the care and effort put into this game. It doesn't break any new ground, but if god is in the details, Demon Attack could very well have become a religion all its own.
60
Odyssey 2TeleMatch (May, 1983)
Fazit: Die überzeugende Grafik entschärft den Eindruck simplen Geballers!
60
Atari 2600TeleMatch (Jan, 1983)
Obwohl man nichts anderes tun kann als ausweichen und schießen, ist dieses Spieleprogramm ein recht beeindruckendes - es sei denn, man lehnt diese - zugegeben - recht simple Art der „Ballerspiele‘ grundsätzlich ab.