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Holds Up Just As Well Today. Atari 2600 Guy Chapman (2001)
Yars' Revenge is a fun twist on the Kill the Fortress-type games Atari 2600 Droog (522)

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Atari 2600 36 3.7
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Combined User Score 45 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Atari 2600Woodgrain Wonderland (Jan 24, 2019)
Just know that it’s super fun and you NEED to play it.
Yar's Revenge is one of the few games that is truly bizarre while still garnering mass appeal from players. The whole premise is odd, but it's a ton of fun to play.
Atari 2600Atari HQ (2001)
2nd review As I stated previously, if I had one game to play on the Atari 2600, it would be Yars' Revenge. Once you try this game, the only thing you will be collecting with your N64s is dust.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Apr 06, 2003)
Yars' Revenge provides a level of strategy and challenge you don't see in many Atari 2600 games.
Atari (Jul 19, 2008)
Se non si tratta del miglior titolo del genere disponibile sulla macchina Atari, ci manca davvero poco. Se avete riflessi felini e nervi abbastanza saldi da non concedervi inopportuni rilassamenti, potreste apprezzare moltissimo Yars' Revenge
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365 (Jul 03, 2007)
If you are a fan of the Atari 2600 and you don't have this game, shame on you. Find it. It is common enough that it won't cost you much, and it will thus probably be worth whatever you end up paying for it. Yars' Revenge is to be highly recommended for any and all true fans of the Atari 2600.
Atari 2600Tilt (Nov, 1982)
C'est un jeu passionnant qui captive tant par son graphisme que par la petite mythologie qu'il suggère.
Atari 2600neXGam (May 27, 2014)
Yars‘ Revenge besticht vor allem durch seinen unverwechselbaren Stil, den man teilweise bei anderen Games etwas vermisst. Es fällt einem auch schwer ein vergleichbares Spiel auf dem System zu finden und eben das macht es so wertvoll. Deswegen solltet ihr euch dieses Modul holen, falls ihr das bisher noch nicht getan habt.
Atari 2600Atari HQ (2000)
All in all, Howard Scott Warshaw (the game's designer) did an excellent job salvaging a failed Star Castle game into one of the best VCS games ever. You can't help but wonder how this same person could do Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T, but that's another story.
Atari 2600All Game Guide (1998)
The fly simulator moves with a sense of urgency and precision, making this a fun and fast game. Full-screen explosions and a no-fire neutral zone (a colorful, glittering strip down the center of the playfield) give the game graphical flare, but an annoying buzzing sound grates on the nerves. Despite audio deficiencies and the lack of a two-player simultaneous mode (oh, what could have been...), this is a great game with a huge following.
Game Boy ColorAll Game Guide (1999)
Luckily for Game Boy Color owners with a fondness for the classics, this updated edition of Yars' Revenge keeps everything that made the original great while adding just a dash of modern flavor.
Atari 2600Digital Press - Classic Video Games (Dec 10, 2003)
I wouldn’t put Yar’s Revenge in my top ten, but it is definitely one of the true "quality" titles for the Atari 2600. It has stood the test of time, too. Recently I fired the game up on my home theater, with the sound on a high echo (I used the "stadium" setting on my system) and played like I did when my Sociology homework should have been done instead. For me personally, it also holds the honor of stealing away a fair portion of my youth, although why my guidance counselor never spoke to me about my hostility toward alien races is a mystery that will likely remain unsolved...
Atari 2600Oldies Rising (Sep 24, 2013)
Méconnu de beaucoup de personnes, Yar’s Revenge est un titre qui a su surprendre. Un soft de bien bonne facture pour Scott Howard Warshaw. Visuellement sans défaut, le bébé d'Atari se repose sur une histoire fort sympathique mise en BD pour le plus grand bonheur des fans. Ce qui est fort avec ce titre, c’est qu’il arrive à faire oublier qu’il est le portage –à la base- d’un hit sur Arcade, à savoir Star Castle.
Game Boy ColorIGN (Sep 29, 1999)
When all is said and done, the developer did an excellent job capturing the essence of the original game. It's still Yars' Revenge, whether you loved or hated the game back in the early '80s. I like the game a lot, but it turns into a pattern – once you figure out how to destroy your target, it's all about being able to pull it off as the game gets progressively harder and faster. That's the real payoff, not some huge, elaborate ending after a certain level. How far can you get? That's the challenge...
Game Boy ColorPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames (Nov 01, 1999)
Ah si ! Ça ressemble vaguement à un shoot’em up. Une daube, même très ancienne, ne se bonifie donc pas avec le temps. Cette catastrophe, que Paco n’avait pas prédite, mériterait à elle seule la création des tests en quart de page.
Game Boy ColorThe Video Game Critic (Oct 21, 2004)
One element that should have gotten a facelift is that guided "missile" that slowly pursues you wherever you go. It looked like a cheesy cursor in the old game, and it doesn't look any better here! At least the cool original box artwork was used for the label and title screen. I was excited to see Yars' Revenge resurrected, but this ill-advised incarnation can only tarnish its legacy. If you know what's good for you, you'll stick with the original Atari 2600 version.