Monday, June 27, 2011
Play Missile Command Online!
Missile Command is my favorite arcade game. It's challenging, the graphics are awesome, it flashes a lot, and you don't kill on the offensive. Your role is purely defensive, and I like that.
The game has a really fascinating history, the developer even had nightmares about nuclear war during creation.
Originally, the game was going to be a huge cabinet with external LED boards like a pinball machine, but the design was scrapped in favor of the materialistic approach that the world would spend thousands of quarters attempting to beat.
The Atari 2600 version isn't bad, but why not head over to Missilecommand.com, the official site and play their web-based version? The controls are great; you can fire from any turret like in the arcade, or let the game choose the closest turret. I nice option addition for this web-release!