AtariAge Logo 2600
  Have You Played Atari Today? 2600|5200|7800|Lynx|Jaguar|Forums|Store  



Subterranea - Text label - Atari 2600
 Game Profile  Manual Scan icon    

System: Atari 2600
Company: Imagic
Model #: 03213
Year of Release: n/a
Media Type: Cartridge
Number of Players: 1 - 2
Controller: Atari Joystick
   Mark Klein (Programmer)
 Cartridge Scan
Manual Scan icon Manual Scan
 HTML Manual
 Box Scan

Subterranea - Box

DescriptionSubmit Description
Subterranea is Imagic's entry into the Defender category. Subterranea's gameplay is broken into two types of screens. The first is a side view dogfight between your ship and some hapless enemies that are trying to home in on it. Things heat up in the second (and far more common) type of screen, which consists of Defender-style action minus the humanoids. You're required to shoot a specific number of aliens, then pass through a gate to the next stage.

Like Defender, aliens come in all shapes and sizes, and have varying attack patterns. Some of them shoot at you, some bounce, but all the action is a far cry faster than Defender. Once all the aliens are destroyed, you must pass through an electro gate that zaps in certain patterns--failing this forces you to repeat the current level without scoring any points. After at least three Defender style screens, it's back to the dogfight. Subterranea awards extra lives not by scoring, but by completing stages without being hit. while Subterranea borrows concepts from other games and doesn't appear to be very original, there's just something about it that keeps you coming back for yet another game. (Contributed by shadow460)

External ReviewsSubmit Review
Atari Gaming Headquarters (by Keita Iida)80%

Did You Know?Submit Trivia
(No Trivia Available)

Tips, Cheats, and Easter EggsSubmit Tips, Cheats, and Easter Eggs
(None Available)

Related LinksSubmit Links
(No Links Available)

Search Auctions