Missile Command on the 5200, while I think it is a good game that is even better when played with the Trak-Ball controller, is actually my least played game on the console. I'm really not a fan of the game on any platform. When I first discovered a XEGS in 1998 and learned it had Missile Command built-in I did like the game a little more...but not enough to help it gain any replay value with me. I have to say, though, that is probably the best arcade port I've seen.
its one of the games that makes the 5200 controller shine. i was really bummed when i saw missile command on the XEGS, they did not make it into a light gun game, i was stunned, because atari was bragging to all of us dealers, they had a system and games to compete with the NES. and they said yes we have a light gun to.
so why not make a game that was a obvious candidate for a light gun, make it into a light gun compatible, instead of the old game everyone knew about, and were tired of.
by making it into a light gun game, it would have made renewed interest in the game, and more machine sales.
same thing can be said about the 7800 cracked, the joystick, are you insane. it was a light gun game from the get go. the joystick is way to slow. played it a couple of times back in the 80's, never booted it again till i decided to see what it could do with a trak-ball, in trak-ball mode. no go their either, a complete waste of a game.