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Solar Storm is an arcade style action game where you control a spaceship to defend your home planet. Deadly Deltoid ships will be flying in trying to destroy your planet; in addition to this danger, a far off sun has exploded sending debris towards you. Your job is to shoot everything that is heading your way before it reaches your planet (the bottom of the screen). Each time an enemy ship or some debris makes it past you, your planets shield absorbs the energy and heats up; if it overheats, it will be destroyed and the game ends. If your laser ship crashes into any incoming danger, you lose a life (the game also ends if all lives are lost). Every 500 points there is a bonus screen where you have a chance to earn more lives. The longer you last, the faster the game will become.


Solar Storm Atari 2600 Attempting to earn some bonus ships
Solar Storm Atari 2600 If these enemies make it past you, your planet will begin to overheat
Solar Storm Atari 2600 Destroy those enemy ships heading towards you!
Solar Storm Atari 2600 Debris from an exploded sun heads your way

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The Video Game Critic Aug 25, 2010 B+ 83
Game Freaks 365 Dec 19, 2011 8.2 out of 10 82
Woodgrain Wonderland Jan 31, 2018 C+ 58
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Oct, 1983 2 out of 4 50


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High score rewards

Imagic had a contest that if you got 5,000 points, you could send away for a "Solar Storm Survivor" t-shirt. You can view the poster ad here.
Servo (57366) added Solar Storm (Atari 2600) on Feb 15, 2005