Liberator is a 1982 arcade game created by Atari, Inc. The game play is similar to Missile Command (arcade), but instead of defending cities the player is trying to destroy enemy bases on a rotating planet while defending the spaceships in the four corners of the screen used to shoot said bases. Controls consist of a trackball and fire and shield buttons.
The game's marquee features the Atari Force logo. Atari Force was a series of comic books produced by DC Comics for Atari, Inc., both of which were subsidiaries of Warner Communications. The first Atari Force volume was a series of miniature comic books included with Atari 2600 games. The game play that would become Liberator was featured in Atari Force (mini-comic) #4, included in the Phoenix (Atari 2600) game. The original team's leader, Commander Martin Champion, appears on the screen in between levels of the game.
- Joystick (April 1983), p. 11 at archive.org - a brief description from the AMOA Expo '82
- Blip (July 1983, p. 14) at archive.org
- https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8425 — Liberator at KLOV
- https://archive.org/details/Atari_Force_Volume_1_Number_4_1982_DC_Comics/mode/2up - Atari Force, vol. 1, #4
- Dennis Harper