Atari launches free-to-play, web-based, co-op Missile Command

This here is another one of those posts that takes us three hours to write, because we accidentally become infatuated with the subject we're writing about. Atari and online game developer OMGPop recently launched a completely renovated, web-based version of Missile Command. It retains the same steamy missile-on-missile action of the original arcade title, but adds some neat new gameplay mechanics in the form of power-ups, character progression, social networking features and seven-player co-op.

Check out the trailer above, then create a profile and start saving the world with six strangers on Atari's site. It's totally free -- unless, of course, you buy into the adage that "time is money," because it will certainly cost you some of that.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.