With its signature trackball controller, tense gameplay, and gut-punching sound effects, the original Missile Command that graced arcades is an absolute classic. Throughout the years, we’ve seen many different ports and takes on the original Missile Command formula. I didn’t know what to expect when Missile Command: Recharged, a modern reimagining of the original launched on iOS and Android devices in March. Replacing that majestic trackball to defend my cities from missiles with touch screen gestures instantly seemed like sacrilege to me, but I decided that I would give the game a chance.

I was immediately impressed with the look and sound of Missile Command: Recharged as Nickervision Studios have taken a retro wave aesthetic to the game. The game blazes with 80s neon colors and is accompanied by a pumping synth-wave soundtrack that will get the player’s heart pumping. Using a touch screen to direct where your missiles go instead of utilizing a trackball performs very well, and I had no trouble adapting to the timing. Power-ups in the form of shields and mega missiles have been added to breathe new life into the traditional Missile Command formula, along with other available upgrades.

Missile Command: Recharged is available to download for free, and you can continue to play the game until the in-game battery runs out of power. Once that happens, you’ll need to watch a video advertise to recharge. If you can’t be bothered to watch a video advertisement, you can elect to purchase an infinite charge and begin blasting missiles out of the sky until infinity and beyond.

I had a great time with Recharged, and it is something easily accessible and playable, especially if you only have time for a quick game or two.

Check out more on the game here: https://go.onelink.me/DPtF/a858927d

Mike Mertes Mike Mertes (20 Posts)

From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"