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Heavy Metal

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
2.8
Amiga
46
2.8
DOS
...
2.9
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Description

This multi-genre military action game puts player in the seat of tactical commander of mechanized forces. Starting as Cadet, you'll raise your career from the rookie, when you should perform actions by yourself in different vehicles, to the ultimate elite, when you should act as a Tactical genius.

There are three kinds of combat simulations:
  1. MBT (main battle tank M1A1 Abrams), where in first-person view you should sit in tank's cockpit, command your gunner and driver, and eliminate surrounding enemies;

  2. FAV (fast attack vehicle XR311), where in third-person view you should drive your vehicle in desert, shoot scattered obstacles and enemy helicopters, and avoid the bombs dropped from the skies ;

  3. ADAT (air defense anti-tank M1132A), where in first-person view you should shoot air and ground enemies, surrounding your statical position.
Performing useful actions in each mode, you'll gain points, and gathering 5,000 points in each mode will give you a seat of Tactical Commander. Here you'll be able to continue your actions on the field, or perform some tactical moves using the map, which is very similar to the territory, including and surrounding Western Germany.

Screenshots

Heavy Metal Commodore 64 Your ADAT was destroyed.
Heavy Metal Commodore 64 Driving FAV in Desert.
Heavy Metal Atari ST Managing the Tactical Map
Heavy Metal ZX Spectrum In Tank

Alternate Titles

  • "Heavy Metal: Modern Land Combat Vol. I" -- C64 Title

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The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
MicroHobby ZX Spectrum May, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Zzap! Amiga 1990 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 40 out of 100 40
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 39 out of 100 39
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1990 39 out of 100 39
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 34 out of 100 34

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