Some of our older readers might have fond memories of Missile Command, an arcade game from Atari released back in 1980. It's recently been remade with Missile Command: Recharged and it's out now.
Missile Command is generally regarded as one of the big classics and this was made in celebration of the original, which will turn 40 next month. Developed by Nickervision Studios (with Atari as publisher), whose previous titles include Super Bit Blaster XL, it released late last month with Linux support so you can try out a re-imagining of the classic right now.
You can see the trailer below. Be warned: lots of flashing.
- Powered Up - Don’t just target missiles – take aim at all-new powerups to survive longer with defensive measures, silo repair, or a screen-clearing special blast.
- Upgraded - New powerup system takes points earned and allows them to be used to upgrade all aspects of gameplay to get an edge and achieve the highest scores.
- Shoot for the Clouds - Compete in global online leaderboards and aim to claim bragging rights as the top missile commander.
- Achievements - Better yourself with each game played and work towards besting the toughest challenges!
You can find Missile Command: Recharged on Steam for some retro-inspired fun.