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Average Player Score Based on 508 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 508 ratings
  1. 10 (96)
  2. 9 (97)
  3. 8 (193)
  4. 7 (75)
  5. 6 (19)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (10)

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  • User Rating:7.7

    Very interesting

    For an Atari game, there was a lot going on at once. You aare this little ship that shoots lasers, amongst a fleet of other ships that are out to get you. Along the way, you run into wormholes and powerups. In additio... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    Aliens abducting humans and it is just you and your spaceship.

    Earth has sent a message in to space seeking other lifeforms. What they get are aliens bent on taking over the earth. It is now up to you to destroy these aliens and protect the humanoids in your city. Gameplay for ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8

    This game is 25 years old

    If that says anything about how this game will be. Gameplay- I do like the sidescrolling shooter. Its a little complex at first, but once you get the hang of the controls, and the whole speed sensation and using bomb... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9

    Sweet!

    Man I loved this game it was the start of the shooter games and definitly made its mark. All you do it fly and shoot, so what. The problem is that it was just so fun to play. I remember thinking the graphics were so cool... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.9

    Paid Full Retail For This One.....

    I loved my 2600, glitches and all. The flickering graphics, the odd color schemes, and the strangely addictive games. If you could get past the limitations of the system (which was easy to do in the late 70s and early ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    This game has that familiar sound you can't forget.

    I'm am going to give just about every game in my collection that dates back from the time I was barely out of diapers playing the Atari 2600 to the Snes era a 10 in my book. Not one of these games are my favorite. I woul... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful