The Atari classic is getting a fresh new update for mobile devices in Missile Command: Recharged, as announced today in a press release. The original Missile Command hit arcades in 1980 and tasked the player with defending cities from incoming missile attacks by launching anti-missiles. The game made use of a trackball rather than a more traditional arcade joystick to move a cursor across the screen. It also saw numerous ports and sequels to many different platforms over the years.

Developed by Nickervision Studios and published by Atari, Missile Command: Recharged brings a more modern aesthetic to the table with a neon lights look somewhat reminiscent of Geometry Wars and other games like it. Other modernized updates to the classic gameplay include power-ups, new unlockable skills, and of course, touch-screen controls replacing the old trackball.

Missile Command: Recharged launches on March 26th for iOS and Android. You can pre-order this free game now. It will contain ads but will also give players the option to actually buy the game and play it ad-free. Checkout the press release below for more information:

Missile Command: Recharged puts players back in the familiar seat of a missile commander tasked with protecting cities from a devastating missile bombardment. Launch powerful counter-missiles to protect your base and target powerups to gain an edge during intense brink-of-destruction moments! With new upgradable skills and intuitive touch-screen controls, Missile Command: Recharged expertly blasts into the modern age — just in time for the 40th anniversary of the original!

Developed by Nickervision Studios and published by Atari, Missile Command: Recharged boasts familiar gameplay that is reminiscent of its namesake while delivering a totally modernized gameplay experience, with new features exclusive to mobile platforms. With the ability to take the missile-blasting fun on the go, Missile Command: Recharged promises quick, high-intensity play sessions sure to recharge any mundane affair!

Players can dive into the fun of Missile Command: Recharged when it launches on the App Store and Google Play on March 26. Missile Command: Recharged will be free-to-play, with an optional one-time purchase to play unobstructed and ad-free.

Aaron Evangelisti
Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?