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Arcticfox

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.5
ZX Spectrum
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...
Commodore 64
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4.0
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Description

In 2005, aliens have taken over Antarctica. You are sent in to combat them with the new super tank, the Slye-Hicks MX-100, Codename: Arcticfox.

Arcticfox is a futuristic-based 3D tank simulation game where your overall goal is to destroy the invading aliens' main fortress before Arcticfox is destroyed.

Enemy targets come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: planes, tanks, recon sleds and other important targets such as communication towers, atmosphere converters, etc. Your state-of-the-art killing machine is equipped with a cannon, guided missiles and mines at your disposal in addition to radar and forward/aft view-screens to detect your enemy advances.

Screenshots

Arcticfox Apple II Starting a new game
Arcticfox ZX Spectrum First loading screen
Arcticfox Amstrad CPC I've been hit
Arcticfox DOS chasing a plane - Tandy/PCjr

Alternate Titles

  • "Arctic Fox" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

3-D POV simulator, but more strategic than arcade, AI ahead of its time, and still challenging and surprising after all these years. Commodore 64 Jim Dohring (9)
A futuristic Tank Simulation introduced ahead-of-its-time-techniques DOS Indra was here (19239)
Different Amstrad CPC Neville (1771)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Amiga 1986 73 out of 100 73
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1987 13 out of 20 65
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 9 out of 15 60
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Oct, 1987 58 out of 100 58

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Playing on an Amiga emulator? 1 hydra9 (3853)
Sep 17, 2007

Trivia

Copy protection

The PC version of Arcticfox features on-disk copy protection. Should the copy protection check fail, the title screen would load but any attempt to start the game or enter the enemy preview mode and the game will return right back to the title screen.

Graphics

Arcticfox is one of the few PC titles that supports 16 colors exclusively in Tandy mode.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #138 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Additional information contributed by Neville
Contributed to by Quapil (4745), Martin Smith (63197), Terok Nor (17862) and Servo (55896)