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Arcticfox (Commodore 64)

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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 Commodore 64 The enemy preview mode
Arcticfox Commodore 64 You've been hit!!
Arcticfox Commodore 64 Title screen
Arcticfox Commodore 64 Watch out for the heavy tank!

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. Jim Dohring (9) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gamer Feb, 1987 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1987 8 out of 10 80
64'er Mar, 1987 9 out of 15 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Playing on an Amiga emulator? 1 hydra9 (3841)
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
Quapil (4739) added Arcticfox (Commodore 64) on Jun 28, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63136), Terok Nor (19024) and Servo (55823)