Planet Patrol (Atari 2600)

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You are on patrol to find and destroy enemy fuel depots.

Your ship flies to the left, while you control your up and down motion. Initially, you must shoot the oncoming larger, red ships but avoid the smaller, blue missiles. Do not shoot the black ship. Dock with it so you can land and refuel later. When you come to the three enemy fuel depots, shoot each one to destroy it then make your way through a mine field to continue. If you come to the landing strip, just align your ship with it to land and a refueling truck will top off your tanks. As you move into night, the enemy ships become too dark to see. You can then create light, temporarily, by firing off shots.


Planet Patrol Atari 2600 I need to destroy all three enemy fuel depots.
Planet Patrol Atari 2600 I am being refueled by the refuel truck.
Planet Patrol Atari 2600 It is night and I cannot see the enemies at all.
Planet Patrol Atari 2600 Once all three depots are setroyed, I must avoid mines.

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Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Feb, 1983 4 out of 4 100
Tilt May, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
neXGam Jun 07, 2016 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Freaks 365 Jul 05, 2009 6.7 out of 10 67
Atari HQ 2000 6 out of 10 60
TeleMatch Mar, 1983 3 out of 6 60
Woodgrain Wonderland Sep 17, 2017 C+ 58
8-bit Central Retro Gaming 2014 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Jun 14, 2003 D- 16


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Like Sky Kid, one of the few side-scrolling shooters in which the player is moving towards the left.
LepricahnsGold (128281) added Planet Patrol (Atari 2600) on Jun 01, 2007