Caverns of Mars (Atari 8-bit)

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Martian galactic fleets surround the planet and are demanding its surrender! The Terra IV High Command knows that your space fighter, the HELICON VII, is he only craft equipped to invade the Martian Headquarters deep within the Caverns of Mars. Your mission: Sabotage the Martian defense system by activating their deadly fusion bomb.

Make your way down two to five caverns, depending on the difficulty level. Do not hit the walls of the cavern or any Martian items. You will need to shoot fuel tanks as you go because you use fuel constantly. You must make your way through all the caverns to the fusion bomb, which you then touch to activate. Once activated, you must return to the surface before the bomb explodes.


Caverns of Mars Atari 8-bit Game over
Caverns of Mars Atari 8-bit Firing a shot
Caverns of Mars Atari 8-bit Title screen
Caverns of Mars Atari 8-bit Descending the cavern

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Alternate Titles

  • "Conquest of Mars" -- Atari 2600 title

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User Reviews

Great game, but a bad Scramble Maury Markowitz (248) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Apr, 1983 3.5 out of 4 88
The Atari Times Feb 26, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Dec, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Jul, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Jan 28, 2003 D 25
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1982 Unscored Unscored


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