International Edition—text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; cover art uses cooler leathery 'space pterodactyl' painting from centerfold of manual; standard black tray with cardboard backing; has game name and catalog number on top; game title on silver background on spine Image not available. Something about the aliens being so darn big just made me dislike the game without giving it much play. Later demons also drop missiles that follow them, letting them sweep their fire across an area when they move. When I saw a pic of Demon Attack for the Intellivision, I was taken by the background graphics that added to the visuals of the game. Easily one of the most loved games on the 2600, Demon Attack is a shooter that really shows off the colorful graphics that were a staple of the Imagic library. Atari sued in 1982 for similarity to. The graphics are quite detailed, colorful and nicely animated.
Sadly, only on the cover. It's a simple game that's both engaging and fun. Gone were the chrome-plated dinosaurs with cheap rockets glued to them! The cannon also moves much faster, and has a smaller hitbox making it easier to evade enemy fire. Sound effects are also good and I especially like the constant alarm sound that gets faster with every killed enemy. The demons bounce around the screen in bizarre patterns, and try to destroy your cannon with bombs or lasers. The pulsing sounds rise in pitch as you destroy the creatures one by one. Space Armada might be a fine video game but it's not a good Space Invaders conversion.
Since I have this on Intellivision Rocks, I thought I would give it a try not having any expectations. About the same time, Astrosmash was being programmed, originally as an Asteroids conversion; and there was Space Armada. Cheesy solution, but at least it's there. Up to three Demons will warp into existence and float around, with the lowest Demon dropping missiles. Unlike other early shooting games such as Space Invaders, Demon Attack does not give the player obstacles with which to hide from enemy attack.
Game Variations for Demon Attack 10 game variations are available for 1 and 2 players. As the stages progress, the aliens become faster and change appearance, and some will split in half when struck instead of being destroyed. Every run of the cartridges thereafter allows the player to 'wrap' the score and gameplay continues until all lives are lost, though the difficulty does not increase. But, this also seems to be one of the buggiest Intellivision games I've ever played. I suck at it on all platforms. As a kid, the box art was mindblowing and I begged my parents to buy it for me.
It succeeded where many other games on the system failed, by being a very simple game with a good presentation and an excellent level of challenge, while at the same time not trying to be too much for the 2600's limited capabilities. Imagic had some of the best, and surely the shiniest, boxes out there. I think it is one of the best games of its kind on every platform I have played it. They looked large and easy to hit, but their motion was a constant distraction. Thanks to its small size, it can be difficult to hit before it reaches the ground, though it can be evaded if there is enough room to the side. International Edition—label text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; silver label Image not available. Also, compared to Space Invader-type games, there are fewer aliens on screen at any given time but the alien sprites are bigger and more elaborate.
To this day, Mattel should refund your purchase price if you show up at their door with a Space Armada cart. As of this writing, there's one small inaccuracy in this game's description. I just don't play it much these days, though. It's very interesting what Imagic did and didn't do with some of their games across different platforms like this. This is due to the waves of bird-like aliens that swoop down at your lonely laser cannon.
first three games were Trick Shot, Star Voyager, and Demon Attack. The game takes place in the land invaded by demons. Available online emulators: 3 different online emulators are available for Demon Attack. You control a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen, and need to destroy wave after wave of brightly colored demons. Tips, Cheats, and Easter Eggs Hacks Based on Demon Attack by Lesser Raven by neotokeo2001 by neotokeo2001 Related Links No Links Available Appears In Catalogs - - - - Related Titles Search Auctions. The pulsing sounds rise in pitch as you destroy the creatures one by one. Later demons also drop missiles that follow them, letting them sweep their fire across an area when they move.
Was just reading the Intellivision Funhouse review of it. Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description Imagic 720005-1A 1982 U. I did really enjoy the Inty version when I was growing up. You maneuver your laser cannon, destroying an entire army of cunning demons. There's an interview with the programmer here.
For fans and collectors: Find this game on video server or. Current Status By the end of 1986, developer was no longer a going concern. The game offers the similar gameplay to Centipede and lets the player to control the ship from the bottom of the screen with an aim to take down the centipede which is gradually moving from up to down in the direction of player. At first glance one might mistake Demon Attack for. The 'splitter' aliens Tentacled Terrorists are pretty tough, and very smoothly animated. Phoenix the arcade game was fun, though.