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Demon 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.


Demon Attack VIC-20 Some demons have lasers
Demon Attack Commodore 64 Game over
Demon Attack PC Booter Mini-demon on a kamikaze run. (PCjr Cartridge version)
Demon Attack Odyssey 2 Stage two enemies.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Demon Attack" -- TI-99/A4 title
  • "Demon Attack +" -- Jopac release title

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User Reviews

A beautiful version of a fun action game TI-99/4A Andy Frueh (176)
Hypnotic and Zen like minimalistic shooter. A classic. Atari 2600 gametrader (233)
Simplistic and unexciting, even by 1982 standards Atari 2600 Martin Smith (79102)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 2600 Dec, 1982 4 out of 4 100
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Feb 19, 2002 98 out of 100 98
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Dec 09, 2016 A- 91
JoyStik Atari 2600 Dec, 1982 8.3 out of 10 83
8-bit Central Retro Gaming Atari 2600 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Odyssey 2 May 10, 2001 B 75
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Odyssey 2 May, 1983 2.5 out of 4 62
TeleMatch Odyssey 2 May, 1983 3 out of 6 60
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Jan, 1983 3 out of 6 60


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In 1982 Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack being to similar to Phoenix.

Version differences

The 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
Information also contributed by PCGamer77 and Servo

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