When he went to school to study, an arcade machine was first installed in a nearby bar: Space Invaders. It was with 25 pesetas coins. It was an event. We made bell in class to play kill Martians on a monochrome television screen. It was amazing.
Two years later, in 1980, they brought a new machine to the bar: Missile Command. With an amazing sound for that time, and best of all: color screen. It was not going anymore. It seems that Atari is going to relaunch this game for iOS and Android this spring. Of course I will be the first to download it.
Atari announced today that the classic Arcade game Missile Command will arrive on iOS and Android this spring. There will be a free version with advertising, or you can buy it to avoid the ads. No more purchases within the application.
It will be a new game that the company has dubbed “a modern version” of the classic arcade for mobile devices, both for Android and iOS. The launch of the game, called “Missile Command: Recharged” coincides with the 40th anniversary of the launch of the original game in 1980.
This new version maintains the same perspective of the original game, in which the missile silos fight against the entry of rockets to protect civil buildings. The game uses a visual design type neon lights. Enhancers, an upgrade system and an augmented reality mode that projects the game in a virtual arcade room have been added.
Missile Command: Recharged is scheduled for launch shortly, no specific day yet, for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices.
This 2020 will be a busy year for Atari. This game is nothing if we compare it with the launch of the new video game console, the Atari VCS and a new line of thematic hotels that the company is planning, beginning to build the first one in Phoenix, Arizona.