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Tempest 2000 (DOS)

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
70
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3.3
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Description

Tempest 2000 is a remake/upgrade of the popular Atari vector graphics-based shooter.

Blast your way through over 100+ levels, shooting the creatures that come out from the other side of the web to drag you in. Collect power-ups (jump, AI robots and more) to trippy graphics and colorful explosions as a thumping techno-house soundtrack blasts in the background.

Collect enough bonuses, and be subjected to two different types of bonus rounds as you navigate through rings, or try to ride a spiral tube.

Also included in the gameplay is an intense two-player mode to team up with or go head to head against another player, or even play a version of the original arcade game. There are four modes of gameplay in all: Traditional Tempest, Tempest Duel, Tempest Plus and Tempest 2000.

Face the web....

Screenshots

Tempest 2000 DOS Somebody Hit You
Tempest 2000 DOS Finish The Level
Tempest 2000 DOS Title
Tempest 2000 DOS Shoting Your Target

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User Reviews

YaK's sadistic, ingenious design is just the thing Tempest needed! Satoshi Kunsai (1816) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Overall, a good update of a classic arcade game. Lee Seitz (645) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Feb, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker Mar, 1996 63 out of 100 63
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Jaguar version of Tempest 2000 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Soundtrack

At the time of its release, the music to Tempest 2000 was so popular, that gamers could purchase the CD soundtrack directly from Atari.

Tempest X3

Tempest 2000 developer Jeff Minter reviewed the PlayStation port (he didn't do it) on his website. (see the Jan. 12, 1997 posting)

Awards

  • GameFan Magazine
    • 1994 (Vol 3, Iss. 1) - named the Best Jaguar Arcade Game of the Year (Megawards)
  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted #56 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll
  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - Best Music for a Cartridge Game (Jaguar version)
    • March 1995 - Best Shooter (Jaguar version)
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Guy Chapman, and PCGamer77

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Chris Martin (1098) added Tempest 2000 (DOS) on Feb 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Nate Trost (3), Satoshi Kunsai (1816), Scaryfun (11594) and Chris Martin (1098)