Masters of the Universe: The Power Of He-Man

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Masters of the Universe: The Power Of He-Man
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Mattel
Mattel
Shoot 'em up
Atari 2600 Joystick
Intellivision Controller
Atari 2600 and Intellivision
Retail Features
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CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
1983
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Masters of the Universe: The Power Of He-Man is a game released for the Atari 2600 and the Intellivision. It is based on the Mattel line of action figure heroes of the same name.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

You control He-Man as he battles Skeletor in two different types of arcade action scenes. In the first part of the game, you control the Wind Raider flying towards Castle Grayskull. You have a limited amount of fuel with which to reach your destination, plus numerous fireballs will be flying around the screen trying to stop you and Skeletor will be running along the ground. The Wind Raider is equipped with bombs and guns which can be used to defend yourself from the fireballs, and also can earn bonus points if you can hit Skeletor. The second part of the game takes place on foot. When you've landed near the castle, He-Man needs to pursue Skeletor. Skeletor will be firing numerous lightning bolts which can be blocked with a shield. There is a time limit here, and you must get past all of the screens and catch Skeletor before time runs out. If you are successful, the game will repeat at a tougher skill level.

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Atari 2600 version was not sold under the M Network banner, but rather from Mattel Electronics, as that particular division was being sold off to a company that formed INTV Corporation.

An intended sequel for this game was converted into two similar but separate games: Diner, the home sequel of the arcade game Burgertime for the Intellivision, and Illusions for the ColecoVision.

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