Atari just released Missile Command: Recharged on the Google Play Store, and it's a reimagining of the classic arcade game, though shooting down an endless barrage of missiles is still the primary goal. The title is free-to-play and includes advertisements, but you can remove those ads through a single $2.99 in-app purchase, which means this is a fairly priced game, so it's definitely worth checking out.

The above trailer for Missile Command: Recharged should easily illustrate precisely what everyone can expect from the game. So yes, players will get to shoot down all kinds of missiles in order to defend their city. Of course, this release wouldn't be a reimagining of the original arcade game if it didn't bring anything new to the table, so on top of shooting down missiles, you'll also spend your time collecting powerups to get an edge over your many enemies. As you collect these powerups, you'll earn points that can be used for permanent upgrades, which is how you will advance through the title. Best of all, the touchscreen controls work really well with the game's design, and so destroying incoming missiles is as easy as tapping directly in front of their path.

Surprisingly Missile Command: Recharged is monetized fairly, and so anyone can play for free thanks to the title's ad support, and removing these ads is as simple as paying for a $2.99 in-app purchase. I'm also happy to report that online leaderboards are included, for all of you high-score chasers out there, and an achievement system is in the mix as well. Heck, there's even an optional augmented reality mode where you can project your gameplay to a virtual arcade cabinet, which I'm sure most people won't use but is still a nice touch all the same.

All in all, I'm surprised to see that Atari has released a quality reimaging of a classic arcade game, and so I definitely recommend installing Missile Command: Recharged. Not only is the game fun, but it's also priced well and includes a few interesting features, not to mention quality controls. Heck, you don't even have to spend a dime to enjoy this release, and you won't be nagged to death either. So if this all sounds good to you, go ahead and pick up Missile Command: Recharged through the Play Store widget linked below.

Missile Command: Recharged
Missile Command: Recharged
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Price: Free+

Press Release

A Retro Classic Gets a Modern Makeover as Missile Command: RechargedTM is Now Available on iPhone and iPad and Android Devices

Defend Your Cities from an Incoming Airborne Assault and Establish Your Dominance as the Ultimate Mobile Missile Commander

NEW YORK, NY (March 26, 2020) - Atari® — One of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — and developer Nickervision Studios, announced today the release of Missile Command: Recharged™, a modern take on one of Atari’s most beloved titles. Available on iPhone and iPad and Android devices, Missile Command: Recharged is a reinvention of the arcade hit, featuring a neon-lit retro aesthetic, dazzling new gameplay elements, and intuitive touch-screen controls.

Devastating warheads are raining down on your cities, and it’s up to you to shoot them down before impact! How long can you hold off the aerial assault until your domain is decimated? It’s time to take command; launch the counter-missiles!

Download Missile Command: Recharged:

[Google Play]
[App Store]

"Just in time for the original game's 40th anniversary this June, Missile Command is back and better than ever," said Tony Chien, VP of Marketing for Atari. "We're excited to add Missile Command: Recharged to our constantly-growing portfolio of titles which honor classic Atari IP and modernizes them for legacy fans and the gamers of today." Missile Command: Recharged is a 21st- century reimagining of the beloved classic, featuring fast-paced, arcade action where players must defend their cities by shooting down an endless barrage of missiles hailing from the sky. Swiftly aimed counter-missiles defend against the onslaught and unlockable powerups give players an edge at critical moments. Missile Command: Recharged will appeal to those that fondly remember playing the original or its many iterations, and a whole new generation of mobile gamers that are looking for fast-paced, pick-up-and-play, arcade goodness.

Additional Key Features Include:

Powered Up: Don’t just target missiles – take aim at all-new powerups to survive longer with defensive measures, missile speed boosts, or a screen-clearing special blast.
Upgraded: The new powerup system takes points earned and allows them to be used to upgrade all aspects of gameplay to get an edge and achieve the highest scores.
Shoot for the Clouds: Compete in global online leaderboards and aim to claim bragging rights as the top missile commander.
Achievements: Better yourself with each game played and work towards besting the toughest challenges!
Get Augmented: Use the new augmented reality feature to project your gameplay to a virtual arcade cabinet and take your missile destruction to new heights!

Watch the Missile Command: Recharged launch trailer here: [YouTube]

Missile Command: Recharged is free to download with ads, with an optional one-time purchase to play unobstructed and ad-free.

A press kit with new Missile Command: Recharged screenshots, a trailer, and logos is available here:

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About Atari

Atari is an interactive entertainment company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at

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About Nickervision Studios

Nickervision Studios is a one-person development studio owned by Adam Nickerson and based in British Columbia, Canada. Nickervision Studios has created arcade hits like Bit Blaster, Ding Dong XL, and Orbt XL. Nickervision Studios’ games have been featured on Apple’s App Store ‘App of the Day’, Google Play’s ‘Indie Corner’, as well as the front page of Steam and top-selling charts on Nintendo Switch. Learn more at