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80's Cold War paranoia manifest it'self into a insanely fun game ! GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.6
Overall User Score (34 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Woodgrain Wonderland (Jun 30, 2017)
Missile Command is a must-have for your 2600 collection and considering how plentiful copies are, there is no excuse to not own it.
The Video Game Critic (Jan 06, 2019)
Missile Command on the 2600 may be a scaled-down version of the arcade hit but all the fun remains intact.
The Atari Times (Feb 25, 2002)
Missile Command is one of the best games available on the Atari 2600. The sound, gameplay and control are all near enough perfect for the game, while the graphics also suit the game, but are not quite as spectacular. This has to be one of the best arcade conversions on the Atari 2600, and one of the best games available on the format. The remake on the PC and PSX failed miserably, so I’m still waiting for the true sequel. If you like shoot 'em ups and don’t have this game I highly recommend picking it up.
Missile Command does it's best to retain the arcade concept and delivers the manic pace on higher levels. I can live with only 1 missie base since much of the vibe has been captured despite the reduced graphics.
Oldies Rising (Aug 27, 2009)
Missile Command rappellera de bons souvenirs aux plus vieux d’entre nous, que ce soit dans les salles d’arcade ou chez soi devant sa TV. Ce jeu est l’un des représentants de l’âge d’or d’Atari et à juste titre. Missile Command est vraiment un jeu très addictif une fois que l’on adhère à son système de jeu.
Atari HQ (2000)
Missile Command was one of the first arcade-to-home translations on the VCS, and one of the best. While not a perfectly faithful port, it comes close enough to the real thing that even hardcore fans of the coin-op will be satisfied with this one.
Retro4Ever (Oct 31, 2012)
Overall, Missile Command combines the ease of gameplay with the draw of its infectious leveling up system. It is easily picked up for under $5, and at online retailers, prices often go for below that. This is an absolute must if you own the Atari 2600 as many of the library’s titles do not surpass this outstanding game. Even though there are minor tweaks it could have benefited from, players are able to look past that and see it for what it is truly worth. If you’ve gotten your fill of the retro version of the game, there have been re-releases with updated levels and graphics that have been released for the Xbox Live Arcade, as well as for mobile devices for around $5 on your choice of system. In any case, each has their respective qualities, and I recommend it for everyone.
VideoGame (Aug, 1991)
A cidade está sofrendo um ataque aéreo de mísseis, e você deve impedir que estes destruam a cidade. A dica deste jogo é você sempre atirar nos mísseis, posicionando seu canhão bem abaixo deles.
JoyStik (Dec, 1982)
As is common to most Atari cartridges, game variables can be adjusted to almost any skill level. The factors involved are: target control speed, the intelligence of the cruise missiles, and the speed of your enemies. Our favorite, game 8, offers the more aggressive player a little bit of everything.
Game Freaks 365 (Jun 08, 2005)
Overall, this is a very addictive game with reasonably good graphics and sound for the time period. However, even the games with the best graphics and sound must survive on their gameplay, particularly for an era this old. I would recommend that anybody who enjoys the older games from this era and that don’t have this game yet find it. Its addictiveness alone makes it worth it.
Without a trackball, the game does lose more than a few turrets in the translation. But, the joystick is arguably more accurate in the end. You'll never overshoot a target, but maybe that's the way it was intended too. Regardless, "Missile Command" is brilliant in just about any form. Finding another title from this era with so many different ways to play is not an easy task and makes this one a unique title amongst a crowded market.
Le Geek (Nov, 2006)
That said, the graphics are clear and the control is crisp. The sound in the original arcade isn't particularly impressive, so the 2600 keeps up well on that front. There's definitely some enjoyment here, and some replay value figuring out the best way to manage in this game, which isn't quite the same as in other versions. If you want Missile Command on your TV and don't happen to have a 5200 and a track ball, this is not a bad choice.

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