Missile Command on Atari

Missile Command is a 1980 arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc. and licensed to Sega for European release. It was designed by Dave Theurer, who also designed Atari's vector graphics game Tempest from the same year. The 1981 Atari 2600 port of Missile Command by Rob Fulop sold over 2.5 million copies and became the third most popular cartridge for the system.

The player's six cities are being attacked by an endless hail of ballistic missiles, some of them even splitting like multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs). New weapons are introduced in later levels: smart bombs that can evade a less than perfectly targeted missile, and bomber planes and satellites that fly across the screen and launch missiles of their own. As a regional commander of three anti-missile batteries, the player must defend six cities in their zone from being destroyed.



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Game Information

Action, Shooter
NA Release Date
April 10, 1981
JP Release Date
April 10, 1983
AUS Release Date
April 10, 1985
MVGL User Score
6.8 by 5 User(s)
MVGL Difficulty Rating
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6 User(s)

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Arcade Commodore 64 Mobile Xbox 360

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