Yars' Revenge

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Atari 2600
Game Boy Color

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Holds Up Just As Well Today. Atari 2600 Guy Chapman (1743)
Yars' Revenge is a fun twist on the Kill the Fortress-type games Atari 2600 Droog (461)

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Platform Votes Score
Atari 2600 34 3.7
Browser 3 3.8
Game Boy Color 8 4.0
Combined User Score 45 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
Yars' Revenge provides a level of strategy and challenge you don't see in many Atari 2600 games. It should be noted that a sequel appeared on the Gameboy many years later.
Atari 2600Retrogaming.it
Se non si tratta del miglior titolo del genere disponibile sulla macchina Atari, ci manca davvero poco. Se avete riflessi felini e nervi abbastanza saldi da non concedervi inopportuni rilassamenti, potreste apprezzare moltissimo Yars' Revenge
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365
If you are a fan of the Atari 2600 and you don't have this game, shame on you. Find it. It is common enough that it won't cost you much, and it will thus probably be worth whatever you end up paying for it. Yars' Revenge is to be highly recommended for any and all true fans of the Atari 2600.
Atari 2600Tilt
C'est un jeu passionnant qui captive tant par son graphisme que par la petite mythologie qu'il suggère.
Atari 2600All Game Guide
The fly simulator moves with a sense of urgency and precision, making this a fun and fast game. Full-screen explosions and a no-fire neutral zone (a colorful, glittering strip down the center of the playfield) give the game graphical flare, but an annoying buzzing sound grates on the nerves. Despite audio deficiencies and the lack of a two-player simultaneous mode (oh, what could have been...), this is a great game with a huge following.
Game Boy ColorAll Game Guide
Luckily for Game Boy Color owners with a fondness for the classics, this updated edition of Yars' Revenge keeps everything that made the original great while adding just a dash of modern flavor.
Atari 2600Digital Press - Classic Video Games
I wouldn’t put Yar’s Revenge in my top ten, but it is definitely one of the true "quality" titles for the Atari 2600. It has stood the test of time, too. Recently I fired the game up on my home theater, with the sound on a high echo (I used the "stadium" setting on my system) and played like I did when my Sociology homework should have been done instead. For me personally, it also holds the honor of stealing away a fair portion of my youth, although why my guidance counselor never spoke to me about my hostility toward alien races is a mystery that will likely remain unsolved...
Game Boy ColorIGN
When all is said and done, the developer did an excellent job capturing the essence of the original game. It's still Yars' Revenge, whether you loved or hated the game back in the early '80s. I like the game a lot, but it turns into a pattern – once you figure out how to destroy your target, it's all about being able to pull it off as the game gets progressively harder and faster. That's the real payoff, not some huge, elaborate ending after a certain level. How far can you get? That's the challenge...
Game Boy ColorPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Ah si ! Ça ressemble vaguement à un shoot’em up. Une daube, même très ancienne, ne se bonifie donc pas avec le temps. Cette catastrophe, que Paco n’avait pas prédite, mériterait à elle seule la création des tests en quart de page.
Game Boy ColorThe Video Game Critic
One element that should have gotten a facelift is that guided "missile" that slowly pursues you wherever you go. It looked like a cheesy cursor in the old game, and it doesn't look any better here! At least the cool original box artwork was used for the label and title screen. I was excited to see Yars' Revenge resurrected, but this ill-advised incarnation can only tarnish its legacy. If you know what's good for you, you'll stick with the original Atari 2600 version.