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DescriptionDemon Attack is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Phoenix. You control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen and need to destroy wave after wave of brightly colored demons. The demons bounce around the screen in bizarre patterns and try to destroy your cannon with bombs or lasers. When you shoot a demon, it will be replaced with another or will split into two smaller demons depending on which wave you are playing. When the required number of demons for the current round is finally destroyed, you can move on to the next, more difficult round.
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- "Super Demon Attack" -- TI-99/A4 title
- "Demon Attack +" -- Jopac release title
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|Hypnotic and Zen like minimalistic shooter. A classic.||gametrader (233)|
|Simplistic and unexciting, even by 1982 standards||Martin Smith (79102)|
|Electronic Fun with Computers & Games||Dec, 1982||4 out of 4||100|
|The Atari Times||Feb 19, 2002||98 out of 100||98|
|The Atari Times||Jul 11, 2005||95 out of 100||95|
|JoyStik||Dec, 1982||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Tilt||Mar, 1983||5 out of 6||83|
|The Video Game Critic||Mar 22, 2002||B||75|
|IGN||Aug 26, 2008||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Atari HQ||2000||7 out of 10||70|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|TeleMatch||Jan, 1983||3 out of 6||60|
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LawsuitIn 1982 Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack being to similar to Phoenix.
Version differencesThe PC Booter version of Demon Attack was available on both a PCjr cartridge and a 5.25" disk. Both versions were identical, except the disk release had a title screen which was missing on the cartridge version (probably due to the more limited size of the PCjr cartridges.)
- Retro Gamer
- Issue 46 - #13 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll
Related Web Sites
- Demon Attack's Wikipedia page (Here you can find some info about the game.)
Servo (57355) added Demon Attack (Atari 2600) on Jun 18, 2003
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