|Jomar Machado - 07/11/2008|
I've dreamed weeks about this game...but I was never able to finish it...;)
|Jonny EOL - 12/02/2008|
This diagonal-scrolling fighter plane shooter remains one of the finest games the 8-bit Atari ever saw. The whole thing is just so well designed, from the 'Rule Britannia' opening theme to the smooth scrolling graphics and addictive gameplay. A mixture of enemy planes and ground targets, and a raid on the enemy city for those who make it that far. I actually completed this game on the highest level once - perhaps my greatest moment of gaming?
|eppy2000 - 07/10/2007|
This game is also on my top ten list of greatest Atari 8-bit games. Synapse really cared about Atari computers. Polin took a Zaxxon concept, and made something quite original out of it. Top notch graphics & sound, smooth gameplay, and entertainment value makes this a winner all around. My favorite parts of the game is going into the inner cities and the final bombing runs. It took practice to get it done quickly and accurately! Like Star Raiders, I always wanted to play again to see if I could get a higher ranking. To date, my best is Blue Max, Class 3.
|steve - 25/07/2007|
This has to be one of the top ten greatest games on any platform in modern history! The graphics are functional and attractive, the sound is realistic and spot on, and the gameplay well. The gameplay is beautifully curved from mastering the altitude, shooting in coming planes and landing, through to reaching the city level.
Gameplay is what it is all about and Blue Max is as perfect as they come.
|ZombiE - 09/05/2007|
One of the best games on Atari! Great playability and fast shooter.
If anyone want to try my own 3D version of Blue Max, then look at: http://gad.art.pl/opis.php?i=352&kat=0&od=0&srt=1
The site is in Polish, but "Wersja instalacyjna" link is a download and game is in English. This is a beta release.
|Jim Kuchera - 19/12/2006|
As with nearly every Synapse title, this one has extreme playability to the max. What a wonderful side-angle scroller. Far more fun to play than the Zaxxon translation, this little block graphics game really draws you in. However, it does take some practice with the stick, and gauging your altitude. I remember the first time I tried to take off, I pulled back on the stick and immediately crashed. Yikes, the stick is in REVERSE. Push forward to take off. Well, small complaint aside, the one is great fun, and well worth looking for on The Net. It's out there somewhere.
|Jeff Sidlosky - 26/06/2005|
I remember playing this game alot as a child (5 - 8 years old), it was one of the primary games I remember playing!
I always found it difficult to land after I completed a level, which was frusterating to say the least.
It wasn't exactly my favorite game, that was probably BoulderDash.
|MIH - 06/03/2005|
One of my private "BIG TEN" of ATARI games...:)
| Electronic Fun · March, 1984||Rating: 4 / 4 |
This is an aerial combat game with more nice touches than the king's party crown. It proves that wartime flying is never easy but when played on a TV screen can at least be entertaining.
As a World War I flying ace, you have the assignment of taking to the air in your biplane and making war hell for the enemy by strafing and bombing everything in sight along the three-quarter... [more]
Originally released by Broderbund Software in 1983, the game is based around the flying exploits of Max Chatsworth, a World War I fighter ace. You control Max – using a joystick – in his fighter-bomber biplane as he seeks revenge for the annihilation of his squadron.
Your mission is to shoot down aircraft, bomb ground installations and penetrate the enemy city. Once there, you must bomb the... [more]