Missile Command, Arcade

Atari‘s 1980 arcade hit, Missile Command, is a frenetic and chilling race to destroy nuclear warheads raining down on your cities.

Using a trackball controller (or a mouse, if you’re playing in an emulator), the player must move a cursor to the correct place, and fire defensive shots towards the oncoming missiles, although the timing has to be right, to enable you to catch them within the blast radius of an explosion.

You have six cities to defend, and when they are all destroyed it is game over.

Missile Command is an extremely challenging and tense game, made even more difficult by the fact that the incoming missiles speed up as the waves progress. It’s easy to lose control in all the mayhem…

Always relevant, while there are nuclear missiles (and madmen controlling them), throughout the world.

More: Missile Command on Wikipedia

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