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Beach-Head

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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3.0
Atari 8-bit
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3.3
Thomson MO
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Description

A dictator took the control of a fortress on the island of Kuhn-Lin.

The player's mission is to storm the island and recapture it. This takes place over the course of six different sequences. The first sequence is Aerial Reconnaissance, where the fleet must be moved directly past the enemy or into a hidden passage to trigger another, optional stage. In this Hidden Passage sequence, the player will have to maneuver around mines and torpedoes. Successfully completing it gives a surprise advantage in the following General Quarters sequence, where the player controls anti-aircraft guns shooting down enemy aircraft.

The next sequence is named Battle Stations and the player must aim and fire heavy guns to hit enemy ships before they inflict too much damage and eventually sink the player's own vessels. Following this battle, the fleet must be maneuvered to the beach. Upon reaching the Beach-Head level, tanks roll out and the player must keep these safe from enemy fire and obstacles while driving. In the Final Battle sequence, the Dictator is holed up in the fortress of Kuhn-Lin and 10 different targets on the fortress must be fired upon to destroy it.

The port for C16 and Plus/4 computers only contains the General Quarters, Battle Stations and Final Battle sequences.

Screenshots

Beach-Head ZX Spectrum Title screen
Beach-Head Commodore 64 In battle
Beach-Head Commodore 16, Plus/4 Plane flying to the right.
Beach-Head Commodore 16, Plus/4 Loading Screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Beach Head" -- Amstrad CPC title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Your 64 Commodore 64 Jun, 1984 85 out of 100 85
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Dec, 1984 8 out of 10 80
Personal Computer Games ZX Spectrum Dec, 1984 8 out of 10 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Nov, 1984 79 out of 100 79
The Video Game Critic Commodore 64 Mar 01, 2012 B 75
Sinclair Programs ZX Spectrum Dec, 1984 67 out of 100 67
TeleMatch Commodore 64 Dec, 1984 2 out of 3 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jun, 1986 6.5 out of 10 65
Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Apr, 1986 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

German index

On August 31, 1985, Beach Head was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. The game group offers more information about what this means.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #117 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

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