Heavy Metal

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Amiga
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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 DOS Mission in night
Heavy Metal Atari ST Managing the Tactical Map
Heavy Metal Commodore 64 Player Selection.
Heavy Metal DOS Tactical map (EGA)

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1990 77 out of 100 77
MicroHobby ZX Spectrum May, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1990 5.4 out of 12 45
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 40 out of 100 40
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1990 39 out of 100 39
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 39 out of 100 39
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 34 out of 100 34

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