DescriptionIn Warlords, you need to defend yourself from three human and/or computer players. Each of the four players are in one of the corners of the screen guarded by a castle. You control a small shield which can be moved around the edge of the castle. To survive you need to use the shield to block a ball which bounces around the screen. If the ball hits your castle, it will take out some of the bricks. If a hole forms in the castle wall and the ball makes it though and hits your warlord, then you are out of the game. The last player left alive wins the battle, and the first player to win five battles wins the game! Several game options are included which allow you to either catch or ricochet the ball when the shield touches it, and control the speed of the game.
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- "Kings in the Corner break-out game" -- Working title
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|A game that should be canonized for its contribution to multiplayer video gaming.||Atari 2600||MagFram (43)|
|Protecting your warlord has never been so difficult||Atari 2600||*Katakis* (38325)|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Jul 10, 2010||A||100|
|The Atari Times||Atari 2600||Sep 04, 2003||85 out of 100||85|
|neXGam||Atari 2600||Jun 27, 2013||8.3 out of 10||83|
|The Atari Times||Arcade||Jun 27, 2014||80 out of 100||80|
|8-bit Central Retro Gaming||Atari 2600||2011||80|
|Atari HQ||Atari 2600||2000||8 out of 10||80|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||80|
|Tilt||Atari 2600||Sep, 1982||4 out of 6||67|
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1001 Video GamesWarlords appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- Flux Magazine
- (Issue #4) - #78 on the "Top 100 Video Games of All-Time" list
- Game Informer Magazine
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #25 on the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
- Retro Gamer Magazine
- (Issue #46) - #8 on the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll