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Monk - 27/07/2021
What's the name of this game? The title screen (as well as an old magazine) says "Night Strike", but the package seems to say "Nightstrike". Almost didn't find this game because of the missing space in the name.

The game itself is simplistic, the graphics are bland, colorless, dim and awful. The soundworld is minuscule, and you have to wait a long time every time you play, because you tank slowly drives itself from the edge of the screen to the middle.

The playability is rubbish - you die too easily even in the beginning, hitting the tiny, samey planes is too difficult, it's hard to pull off the 'use the other missile' maneuvre (which does what, exactly? Just makes a hissing noise?), and all in all, this is a poor excuse for a game.

Atlantis - all versions I've played, from Atari 2600 to VIC-20 (on real systems, of course), are VASTLY better than this. You don't have to wait, there are THREE cannons instead of one, so you can INSTANTLY shoot at any of the three angles, your bullets are faster, the first levels are easy, there's an actual soundworld that's lovely and interesting, the enemies vary, and did I mention it has ACTUAL GRAPHICS AND COLOR?

Avoid this turd, play Missile Command, Atlantis or even Laser Blast for a more visual and playable experience with proper sound.
GadZombiE - 14/01/2017
This is one of better games of this kind. The best is shooting with bombs! Nice graphics and much fun.
rave.N - 24/02/2016
CHEAT MODE unlimited lives, 8K cartridge - edit 4 bytes in the cartridge, changing offsets $2A5-$2A6 from $F6,$92 to $EA,$EA and offsets $797-$798 from $D6,$92 to $EA,$EA. Affects both one and two players.
CannibalCat - 16/09/2015
People hating on this game looking at the rating but it's quite good (and addictive)... better than say Atlantis (which it kind of reminds me of). Cool graphics effects and animations.
rave.N - 19/06/2015
Simple shooter can be very fun. The V1 buzz bombs are especially authentic. The city in the background slowly crumbles.


Nightstrike atari screenshot
Nightstrike atari screenshot
Nightstrike atari screenshot
Nightstrike atari screenshot


GenreShoot'em Up! - MiscellaneousYear1983
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherTG Software
ControlsJoystickDeveloperSolitare Group
Players1, 2 (alt.)CountryUSA

Kobayashi, A. Y.

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Additional Comments

Final version of Der Blitz!.

Also known as Night Strike! or Night Strike.


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Nightstrike Atari instructions Nightstrike Atari instructions


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Book / Magazine Reviews

 Computer Fun · May, 1984Rating: 2.5 / 4 

Night Strike gives those of you who dream of being heroes a chance to act out your fantasies. It immediately elevates you to commander status and puts you in charge of defending a helpless city from a night invasion of killer planes. The city is under bomb attack and only you can save it with the help of a very reliable tank.
If you love the old tank-versus-plane motif of video games... [more]

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