Demon Attack

For: Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, IBM PC/Compatibles, Intellivision, TI-99/4A

Also Known As

Genres

Main Genre:
Action
Sub-Genre:
Shooter
Perspective:
3rd-Person
Setting:
Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Visual Presentation:
Fixed Screen

Overview

IBM PCjr version of Demon Attack
IBM PCjr version of Demon Attack
Demon Attack is an arcade style action game with similarities to other arcade space shooters such as Space Invaders or Phoenix. The game was originally programmed by Rob Fulop and has been ported to many console and computer systems. Due to similarities with the arcade game Phoenix, Atari filed a lawsuit against Imagic which was eventually settled out of court.

Gameplay

Like many other space shooters, the player controls a ship at the bottom of the screen which can only move left or right. In the upper portions of the screen demons appear in waves which the player needs to shoot. The demons appear in limited numbers at one time, and when a demon is destroyed a new one appears to take its place until the level is completed. The demons attack with various types of weaponry depending on the level; this includes lasers, multiple bombs, or clusters of lasers. On more difficult levels the demons will split into two smaller demons the first time they are shot. Once all the demons on a particular level are destroyed, the player moves on to the next, more difficult wave. There are 84 levels in all; once the 84th level is reached the game repeats but without increasing in difficulty.

Credits

System: Atari 2600
Program designed by: Rob Fulop
System: Atari 8-bit
Program designed by: Dave Johnson
System: IBM PC/Compatibles
Game Program by: Bruce Pedersen
Graphics by: Karen Elliott, Michael Becker

Documentation

Instruction Manual
Atari 8-bit
Instruction Manual
IBM PC/Compatibles
IBM PCjr cartridge version
Instruction Manual
IBM PC/Compatibles
Tandy 1000 5.25" disk version
Instruction Manual
Intellivision
Instruction Manual
TI-99/4A

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