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Fire Power

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Description

A top-down view of two tanks battling it out trying to blast their way into each other's fortress. Guns, helicopters, and I can never forget the little "splut" sound the PC speaker made every time your tank ran over an infantry man....

One of the central gameplay ideas of the game was to play head to head with someone else, either via a split screen, modem, or null modem cable.

Screenshots

Fire Power DOS ingame
Fire Power Amiga Destroyed by the enemy defenses
Fire Power DOS Post battle summary (EGA)
Fire Power Amiga This tank is faster but not as tough

Alternate Titles

  • "Firepower" -- Title as displayed on title screen

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Great Amiga '80s era action game Amiga Frecklefoot (191)
It takes two to enjoy Firepower DOS Roedie (5226)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1988 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1989 841 out of 1000 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1988 808 out of 1000 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1987 9 out of 12 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1988 71 out of 100 71
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1988 58 out of 100 58
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 56 out of 100 56

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Trivia

German index

On August 31, 1988, Fire Power was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS; probably because you could run over soldiers with your tank, causing them to "leak their blood out". For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
Contributed to by Old man gamer (302), John Scott (441), Kabushi (125874), Martin Smith (63134) and Roedie (5226)