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System: Atari 7800
Company: Atari
Model #: CX7875
Year of Release: 1990
Media Type: Cartridge
Number of Players: 1
Controller: XE Light Gun
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Meltdown - Cartridge

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This 1990 title is a unique light gun game that combines the paranoia of the cold war, the vibe of the Atari 2600 game Reactor, and the inaccuracy of a carnival gun into one cartridge. Defending twenty nuclear reactors from sabotage, you blast flying sparks trying to shatter cooling rods that keep a nuclear meltdown at bay. This daunting task is made a little bit easier by the fact that it is possible for the sparks to bounce off of your misses, adding a nice twist to the gameplay. There is a satisfying selection of power-ups too: Big Shots, Continuous Fire, Expand the Reactor, Double Points, etc. Nerve racking time-limits, increasing enemies, rising temperatures, unique level designs and a nice password feature could excite you for hours if it wasn't for the inaccuracies of the Atari light gun. It should also be said this game flashes white EVERY time a shot is fired, thus possibly leading to headaches. (Contributed by Cousin Vinnie Vineyard)

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Granny Vinnie's 7800 Reviews (by Granny Vinnie)60%
Video Game Critic (by David Mrozek)72%
Average Score: 66%

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