Missile Command 3D

Moby ID: 6820

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Missile Command 3D is an update to the classic Atari arcade game. The goal in Missile Command is to defend your cities against an onslaught of missiles coming from the sky. Your arsenal consists of three anti-missile flak cannons. You have to position the anti-missile clouds in the path of the incoming missiles to stop them from impacting.

This Jaguar game has 3 modes. First, there is a port of the original arcade game. There are neat extras for this mode like graphic backdrops and the ability to resize or scale the screen. The second mode is Missile Command 3D. This mode retains the gameplay of the original, but adds 3D graphics to the mix. The final mode, Virtual Missile Command, changes things up quite a lot. Instead of anti-missile flak, your cannons shoot lasers. This means you don't need to lead your targets anymore. You play the game from a first-person perspective, and must switch between the three cannons via buttons on the keypad. There are nine levels in this mode, each with a boss at the end.

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Average score: 62% (based on 13 ratings)


Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)

Excellent Jaguar update of the arcade classic

The Good
WOW! This game is incredible. I found the 3D polygon graphics of Virtual Missile Command to be perhaps the best I've seen on the Jaguar. There are lots of detailed polygons - both shaded and textured. The frame rate is decent, even when lots of bombs and explosions are filling the screen. I'm extremely impressed with the graphics of virtual - it compares very well with PS1 or N64 games. If you ever see someone bashing the Jaguar for poor graphics, MC3D would be a good game to show them. I find the 'boss' shoot-outs at the end of each wave particularly impressive. The control input is actually not bad: this kind of a targeting game is really meant for a trackball and not a D-pad, but the Jaguar controller still seems to work okay. Even the music and sound effects are also great.

The Bad
I don't have anything negative to say about MC3D. At first I thought it was a little too difficult, but once I got the feel of this game I found that it was just the right difficulty to be hard but not too frustrating.

The Bottom Line
I'm impressed with MISSILE COMMAND; it has both good shoot-em-up gameplay and shows off the Jaguar's graphics abilities. I would rate it an 8.5 out of 10.

Jaguar · by Bruce Clarke (60) · 2006


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Game added June 28, 2002. Last modified May 25, 2024.