Few games are so representative of a console than Missile Command, for the Atari 2600. It is an arcade port, but much better than the original version. It holds that distinct Atari visual, which is hard to beat. The arcade version is good, but it looks a bit generic for today standards. This version, however, is pure Atari glory, and I love it.
外围体育投注This is pretty much a perfect game for the system. It got the visuals, the simplicity, the dystopian look, you name it. It is tense, addictive and fun. The screen just blinking many times when you lose, making your whole room beautifully glow, is just classic (play it with your lights off and you will see it). Few games, even more modern ones, give us this special, dystopian feeling. It is pure 1980s gaming glory and it can't be better.
The way the gameplay works is very good. It is so elegantly handled, like other many Activision games from that time. You have some missiles and you have to antecipate the enemies' trajectories on the screen. Things get tricky when you have too many enemies. It uses a lot of strategy and good reflexes to achieve the highest scores.
So we get to the most important point: the scores. You have to play those games for the score. It is not about just playing it and not paying attention to the numbers. The whole purpose is to beat someone's score (even your own previous score, if you like). When you play it considering the score, the whole experience changes, and the game really shines and achieve its full potential. It is thrilling when you are near a score and the game gets too difficult.
外围体育投注Gameplay is tough, but fair. You always win a city back each 10 000 points, which makes it really addictive. You can always save your ass if you play good. Those old Activision games really knew how to compensate you for your good skills.
And the speed. I'm always impressed how such a primitive console can be so fast. It is way faster than most of Coleco or the Intellivision games, from the next generation. The game is so responsive and reacts just exactly as you make your input. This is really important, since the gameplay can get so frenetic (and it really does).
外围体育投注If you want to explore this old console a bit more, this is a good way to start. It is totally playable today, especially if you try to play for a high score with a friend. Even by yourself, you can always try to beat your previous highest score. Even after 40 or so years, this is still a great experience. A solid gameplay and some great dystopian, 80s retro visual, it is still worth playing!