Ten fun facts about Demon Attack


Fact 1
Marooned on the ice planet Krybor, the player uses a laser cannon to destroy legions of demons that attack from above. Visually, the demons appear in waves similar to other space-themed shooters, but individually combine from the sides of the screen to the area above the player's cannon.

Fact 2
Each wave introduces new weapons with which the demons attack, such as long streaming lasers and laser clusters.

Fact 3
A shooter game, it was released in 1982.

Fact 4
Demon Attack is an excellent game in the ubiquitous "slide-and-shoot" genre.

Fact 5
Demon Attack is supposedly based on the 1979 arcade shooter Galaxian, though it shares more resemblance to Taito's 1980 game Phoenix.

Fact 6
Players maneuver a laser cannon along the bottom of the screen, firing upward at waves of beautifully drawn and animated, bird-like alien creatures, some of which split in two.

Fact 7
There are 10 game variations, including Tracer Shots and two-player modes.

Fact 8
The game was originally programmed to end after the 84th wave.

Fact 9
Demon Attack closely resembles the earlier arcade game Phoenix, prompting a lawsuit from Atari, who had purchased the latter's home video game rights. Imagic settled out of court, and Demon Attack went on to become one of the company’s hit titles.

Fact 10
Demon Attack would not exist without Space Invaders (1978), the first game of its type. Galaxian introduced the concept of invaders breaking from the group and attacking the ship.


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is a video game published by Imagic for several home console systems, including the Atari 2600, Intellivision, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, TRS-80, and TRS-80 Color Computer

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