User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Tilt (Mar, 1984)
Graphismes et bruitages sont bien sûr moins étonnants que ceux du jeu d'arcade mais l'action demeure époustouflante : un grand titre !
Atari HQ (2000)
As you would expect, the 2600 version of Buck Rogers is stripped down from the arcade game in a big way. The Star Wars-like trench sequence is completely missing, and the graphics are simplified to the extreme. On the bright side, however, game play is quick and modestly challenging enough to inspire several repeat plays. For fans of this genre, the Imagic's superior Moonsweeper gets the nod over this one, although Buck Rogers isn't too bad of an alternative.
TeleMatch (Jan, 1984)
Offen gestanden, das ist mir doch zu wenig, an Spiel“Witz“, an Programm. Vielleicht aber bin ich zu verwöhnt. Grafisch ist nicht all das herausgeholt, was programmiertechnisch heute gemacht werden kann. Ziemlich neu, doch nicht übermäßig beeindruckend, sind die Sound-Effekte. Schnell ist das Spiel zweifelsfrei, sofern man schnell spielen will. Bewegte Objekte gibt es reichlich, um die Animation hier noch zu würdigen. Ich hatte das unbestimmte, fade Gefühl, um ein gutes Spiel gebracht worden zu sein.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 14, 2016)
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom isn’t terrible, but I found myself getting bored quickly. For a better example of this kind of gameplay on the 2600 I would recommend the aforementioned Moonsweeper instead.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 23, 2008)
I could deride this game as sloppy and buggy, but since it's pretty ambitious, I'll be nice and call it quirky and unpredictable. Had Sega taken the time to polish this up, it could have been a real gem.
It is also a shame that a cool science-fiction character like Buck Rogers was wasted on this game. You never see him or his supporting cast. In fact, there's nothing in this game to make you think it's anything more than a lousy shooter on which someone slapped a well-known name to sell a few more copies.