Liberator is an arcade game based on the Atari Force comic book series. Atari Force was published by DC Comics from 1982 to 1986. The story “Code Name: Liberator” describes the premise of the arcade game in detail and was included as a special insert in two comic books cover dated January 1983. Characters and concepts from the comic exist throughout the game. In the opening screen of the arcade game, Commander Champion of the Atari Force asks you to help free the galaxy from the evil Malaglon Army. Commander Champion of the Atari Force has chosen you as the Liberator.
Liberator is commonly described as the opposite of Missile Command. The objective of Missile Command is to defend your bases from a space-based attack. Liberator‘s objective is the exact opposite, destroy enemy bases as you orbit their planet. Liberator was released by Atari in 1982. The arcade game was not very popular and only 762 arcade machines were ever made.