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Text Missile Command

Author: Kurt Dekker



Kurt Dekker claims to have written Text Missile Command “in a fit of boredom”. Well, if this is what he does when he’s bored, I can’t wait to see what happens when he’s really into it!

From the moment I first played this game, seeing the first wave of missiles raining down, I knew I had to have it in the collection. Missile Command is one game that I never would have thought could be translated to text mode, yet Kurt has pulled it off brilliantly. This version plays just like the original, with the same frantic, fast-paced action. What’s more, the game creates visual interest by changing the look of the missiles between every wave.

Text Missile Command is just one of a series of games by Kurt Dekker that recreate video arcade classics. If you have fond memories of Frogger, Defender, Galaxian, or Asteroids (to name a few), be sure to visit Kurt’s web site. And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out the PLBM Games Text-Only Page for text-mode versions of games like Frogger and Space Invaders.