Atari 2600 - A2600
Laser Burst is a single-player video game developed and published by Activision in March 1981 for the Atari 2600 video game system. Designed by David Crane, one of Activision's co-founders, Laser Burst puts players in control of flying saucers attacking ground targets.
The object of the laser blast is to destroy a number of ground enemies. The player controls a fleet of flying saucers operating simultaneously. On the surface of the planet below, a group of three mobile laser bases guard an invisible force field that prevents the player's saucer from getting too close to the surface. Both players and enemy bases are armed with laser blasters that can fire one continuous beam at a time. The player must destroy all three bases before they can target the saucer and fire their laser blasts into the defense. If the player's saucer is hit, he will lose height and fall to the ground; however, the player can dispose of this fall, possibly in one of the bases, destroying it. Each successive wave of enemy bases moves faster and tasks the player's plates more quickly,