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Missile Command 3-D -- Atari

Atari's Missile Command 3-D brings the excitement home for your Jaguar console like never before. Step up to the challenge of the "Original Missile Command" straight from the arcade, or try your hand at the enhanced "3-D Missile Command" or "Virtual Missile Command" games. Which ever game you select, your wits and dexterity will be put to the test.

Missile Commandgets really boring after about fifteen minutes. The graphics are crap, the music is mostly annoying, and the Missile Command idea has hardly been expanded upon. The thing that really bothers me, though, is that "Virtual" Missile Command was really smooth on the VR headset (yes, I have played on it), and now it is very framey. Skip it.

While I really would have loved to have seen this game released with the Virtuality headset, I am just happy that they released it at all since the hardware was scrapped. There is no question that the "Virtual" mode suffers when only played on a TV, it is far choppier than when played on the VR headset (which I had the fortune to experience) though not enough to make it unplayable. The traditional Missile Command mode appears to be an accurate arcade translation, and the remaining "3-D" mode is decent as well. Sound is good, and I found the music enjoyable. Play control is pretty standard as well. If you're into classic arcade titles, then this cart is a good buy.

>>>>> 27.0/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 1.5 3.5
Sound 2.0 3.5
Gameplay/Control 3.0 3.0
Longevity/Playability 1.0 4.5
Overall 1.5 3.5
Total 9.0 18.0