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Threshold is a simple shoot'em up game. You are in control of a spaceship at the bottom of the screen and have to shoot several formations of enemies at the top of the screen.

To make things more difficult you have limited time in form of a fuel tank which will get refilled after you cleared a number of waves. Besides that, your spacecraft is equipped with a laser that tends to overheat. Every shot makes the heat bar of the laser increase a bit. Once it reached its maximum you can't fire anymore and are forced to wait until it cools down while slowly running out of fuel.


Threshold Atari 2600 Attempting to blast one of the remaining invaders
Threshold Atari 2600 Watch out for those incoming invaders...
Threshold Atari 2600 Startup screen; select game options here
Threshold Atari 2600 You can move both up and down as well as left and right

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Tilt Mar, 1983 5 out of 6 83
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.3 out of 10 73
Atari HQ 2001 7 out of 10 70
TeleMatch Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 60
IGN Aug 04, 2008 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Aug 30, 2001 D 25
Woodgrain Wonderland Jul 22, 2018 F 0


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drewbar (1085) added Threshold (Atari 2600) on Dec 30, 2005
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