Beamrider

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Beamrider
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Activision
Activision
3D Shoot 'em up
Atari 2600 Joystick, Intellivision Controller, ColecoVision Controller, Atari 5200 Controller
Atari 2600, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Atari 5200, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum
Retail Features
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Main Credits
David Rolfe
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision
1983
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Beamrider is a game released for the Atari 2600, the Atari 5200, the ColecoVision, the Intellivision, and home computers.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

You control a beam riding spaceship on a mission to clear 99 sectors of space from hostile aliens. The spaceship is located at the bottom of the screen and it can only stop on one of five beams. You are armed with both lasers and torpedoes; torpedoes are more powerful and can destroy more enemies compared to lasers, however you only get three per level. To complete a sector, you need to destroy fifteen white flying saucers. After all saucers are destroyed, the sector sentinel passes by which can be destroyed for extra points. Each even number sector up until sector 16 will add a new type of enemy to deal with. These additional enemies will just try to slow your mission, though, only the saucers need to be destroyed to advance. Occasionally a rejeuvinator will appear; if this is collected, you can earn an extra life. But be careful, because if you accidentally shoot the rejeuvinator it will turn into an enemy!

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