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Firezone

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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4.0
Amstrad CPC
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Amiga
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4.0
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Description

2160. Beam technology, energy shields, and ground-skimming propulsion systems have revolutionized ground combat into high-speed, wide-ranging battles. World powers like the Pacific Combine and the European League spar and vie for territory with Grav tanks, striders, and Leviathans. Take the role of a commander overseeing one of these skirmishes and match your tactical wits with the computer or another player.

Firezone translates pen-and-paper, tactical wargaming to the computer screen. Your primary view is a hex battle map with up to seven different types of terrain, showing stacks of infantry, artillery, armor, and command bases. There is a structured turn sequence, with players alternating movement, fire, and retaliation. The game stretches beyond a table-top wargame by allowing hidden units and providing a map-editor with which to create your own scenarios (nine are included).

Screenshots

Firezone Atari ST The enemy is on the move
Firezone DOS Making my move.
Firezone DOS The scenario generator.
Firezone Atari ST Scan mode

Alternate Titles

  • "Firezone: A Game of 21st Century Warfare" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1989 734 out of 1000 73
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC May, 1988 710 out of 1000 71

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