Thax and Interceptor - I can't really take anyone seriously that lack the ability to begin sentences with capital letters. Nor can I understand such opinions.. this is not a great game, and the Atari version is the worst one! This in no way warrants such praise.
As for the review itself, let's go..
You know your graphician should be fired, when the graphics of your game look WORSE than the Spectrum-version!
No offense towards the Spectrum, but its monochrome graphics did present quite the challenge to the graphicians.
But this is the second game that I have found, where the Atari version has actually worse and MORE monochromic graphics than the Spectrum original.
The C64 version outshines every other version, visually, aurally, animation-wise, how much stuff flies flawlessly all over the screen, etc.
Just compare the screenshots, and honestly tell me, which one would you think a randomly selected human being would choose to play based on looks alone:
Not only is the Atari version more monochromatic than any other version, it is also the only version where the main sprite is a -lores- sprite instead of a -hires- sprite.
This game certainly doesn't show off Atari's good side too well - I am sure the humble Atari could have done a lot better. Someone really screwed up.
I mean, come on - Atari has so many great, colorful, beautiful and immersive games that I love to play with my XL, that there's no excuse to produce this kind of trash.
As for the game itself - I never understood this type of games - you just run around in a hectic world and try to accomplish some impossible task, and the enemies just respawn and bleh. I just can't see why anyone would willingly play something like this, when there are so many so much better games out there - and this goes for all versions.