Excerpt: Yars’ Revenge was one of the best selling games on the Atari 2600, making it somewhat of a puzzle why it has taken so long to come back. To the modern player of games it would appear very simple and, of course, being from that era it is just that, but for some reason it found an audience.
Summary: Yar's Revenge is a finely crafted on-rails third person shooter with a wonderful art style. It's light on content and may not have much to do with its source material, but it's still an enjoyable, albeit fleeting experience.
Pros: Weapons are fun to use, Smooth controls, Looks fantastic
Cons: Not enough types of environments and enemies, Too short, Story is poorly told
Excerpt: Atari were once one of the biggest names in the console market, and Yars’ Revenge by Howard Scott Warshaw was one of their most original titles for the Atari 2600 console – released way back in 1981, and accompanied by a sci-fi comic book.
Summary: 800 Microsoft Points for a game with only 6 short stages is disappointing, but it wouldn’t have been as bad if they were memorable. Sadly, Yar’s Revenge doesn’t have any originality and for the price tag, it really should have been so much more.
Excerpt: If you haven't heard, new Atari is rummaging through old Atari's closet for long-forgotten hits, with Yar's Revenge joining Haunted House and the upcoming Star Raiders as re-imagined relics from the past.
Conclusion: Concept: Fly through strange alien landscapes while blowing up insect-like opponents
Graphics: Pretty visual effects and a unique animation style help the game to look quite striking
Sound: The expected mix of sci-fi sounds and music fit the bill
Playability: It takes a while to get used to juggling...
Excerpt: Yars’ Revenge was always a curious oddity. You couldn’t stop playing, but you literally had no idea what was going on. That basically continues in this remake, although it couldn’t have anything less to do with the Atari VCS best-seller from May 1982.
Summary: There's an old saying - "revenge is a dish best served cold." Atari have come along and added ..."and reheated thirty years in the future" to the end of that. It's not a bad game, and with a lot of persistance you could grow to like it, but whether you'll stick it out is another matter.