ARCADE FAVORITE RECEIVES NEW MISSION; ATARI CORP. LAUNCHES "MISSILE COMMAND 3D" FOR JAGUAR 64

SUNNYVALE, Calif. Dec. 12, 1995 Load your lasers, mark your missiles and secure your smart bombs, your colony is under alien attack. 

Gamers are gearing up after Atari Corp.'s announcement that "Missile Command 3D" is the latest artillery in the Atari Jaguar 64 software arsenal.

Based on the arcade classic, the Jaguar update of "Missile Command 3D" features both fiercer firepower and nastier bad guys. It takes more than missiles, lasers and smart bombs to defeat these aliens gamers must employ a quick and accurate fighting style to protect their neighborhoods from the outer space invasion.

"Missile Command 3D" contains three different game options: "Original Missile Command," "3D Missile Command" and "Virtual Missile Command." The "Virtual" and "3D" game options boast a number of three-dimensional worlds found undersea, in the clouds and in outer space. Stereo sound, texture-mapped graphics and multiple backgrounds compliment the power of the Jaguar 64 system.

"Atari Corp. continues to provide Jaguar owners with top-quality, exciting games for their Jaguar 64 systems," said Ted Hoff, Atari's president of North American operations. " 'Missile Command 3D' is another outstanding title in our lineup of software releases for the Atari Jaguar 64 and CD peripheral this holiday season."

"Missile Command 3D" is available in stores nationwide, has a suggested retail price of $59.99 and is rated K-A (appropriate for kids to adults).

For more than 20 years, Atari has provided consumers with high-quality, value-priced entertainment. Atari markets Jaguar, the only American-made, advanced 64-bit entertainment system, and is located in Sunnyvale.