Cover art for the ColecoVision port
|Genre(s)||Horizontal scrolling shooter|
|Mode(s)||Up to 2 players, alternating turns|
|Display||Horizontal, raster, standard resolution|
Cosmic Avenger is a horizontally scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Universal and released in 1981. Like Universal's Lady Bug, Cosmic Avenger was not a hit in arcades, but found success and a larger audience as a launch title for the ColecoVision console. It was not ported to other systems.
Mark Bussler from Classic Game Room notes that Cosmic Avenger is the first continuous horizontal side-scrolling space shooter (though it is actually predated by Konami's Scramble). Cosmic Avenger looks quite well and provides a rewarding challenge to the player.
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