According to the authors, Beamrider is a 3-D arcade-type action game. A spaceship equipped with lasers and torpedoes must single-handedly clear 99 sectors of outer space from hostile aliens. The trick of the game is that the space inside it actually looks like 3D, sorry, the image of the ship itself let us down. To finish the level, you need to shoot 50 white flying saucers.
In the Atari 2600 version of the game, there is no space station where the ship returns after successfully completing a level.
The ColecoVision version is more dynamic, the sound is better, but the 5200 version is more visually pleasing to me.