Pyramid War is an action-packed game for the Atari 2600 where the player takes on the role of the Keeping Culture Association, tasked with protecting valuable treasures located within the area of the Pyramid. Pirates are attempting to steal these treasures using helicopters and jets, making it your mission to stop them.
In the game, you start with three propellers, with one being active and the others as reinforcements. Your objective is to shoot down the enemy helicopters and jets to prevent them from reaching the treasures. Successfully destroying these aircraft will earn you points, which contribute to your overall score.
Pyramid War provides a blend of arcade-style shooting and defense gameplay, challenging players to protect the ancient treasures from the relentless waves of pirates attempting to excavate them. The game tests your reflexes and strategic skills as you command your tanks and propellers against the pirate invaders.