Ten fun facts about Missile Command


Fact 1
Although created for the Atari, Missile Command was also licensed for European release to Sega.

Fact 2
While programming the game, the programmer had nightmares that the cities represented in the game were being destroyed in real life.

Fact 3
The game has been said to show the effects of the Cold War on popular culture.


Fact 4
Missile Command 2 was tested but not released. It is said that "Liberator," created by Atari, is the sequel to the game.

Fact 5
In 1981, a Florida resident played the game for 30 hours, scoring over 41,000 points. In 2013, Victor Sandberg of Sweden played for 100 hours scoring over 100 million points, breaking the record.

Fact 6
The six cities in the game are meant to represent Eureka, San Fransisco, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Fact 7
In 2007, the game was released for Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox 360. The graphics were updated and in high definition.

Fact 8
In 2011, Century Fox acquired the rights to bring Missile Command to film. There is no film yet.

Fact 9
In 1999, Hasbro Interactive released remakes of several Atari games, including Missile Command, with little to no success.

Fact 10
A 3D version of the game was released, called Missile Command 3D, using a virtual reality helmet. Only 2 are known to exist.


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