Classic Game Room reviews DESERT FALCON for the Atari 7800 ProSystem! This super game cartridge is an Atari 7800 exclusive. This Desert Falcon review has gameplay footage video showing Desert Falcon being played on YouTube. It is a 3/4 view side scrolling shoot 'em up like ZAXXON, but with many differences. You fly a bird for one thing and can land on the ground and hop. Collect powerups based on Egyptian hieroglyphics, pick up gems and golden eggs for points. Desert Falcon is a SHMUP like no other. Why pilot space ships in outer space when you can fly a bird through the desert and shoot things with arrows? With a copyright of 1987 this Atari 7800 game shows technical promise and many unique ideas uncommon in shmups (for one thing how many shooters allow you to fire at the Sphynx?). The game has control issues but remains so bizarre that it's an interesting collector's item for your Atari 7800 collection. Classic Game Room is your source for Atari 7800 reviews because we are an Atari 7800 reviewer reviewing Atari games! Not to be mistaken with "Dessert Falcon 2, the Search for More Ice Cream."