Heavy Metal

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Amstrad CPC
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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.


Heavy Metal Commodore 64 Your tank was destroyed.
Heavy Metal Amstrad CPC Selecting the Vehicle
Heavy Metal DOS Tactical map (EGA)
Heavy Metal ZX Spectrum Title Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 40 out of 100 40
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 39 out of 100 39
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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