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Tempest 2000 (Jaguar)

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Tempest 2000 is a remake/upgrade of the popular Atari vector graphics-based shooter.

Blast your way through over 100+ levels, shooting the creatures that come out from the other side of the web to drag you in. Collect power-ups (jump, AI robots and more) to trippy graphics and colorful explosions as a thumping techno-house soundtrack blasts in the background.

Collect enough bonuses, and be subjected to two different types of bonus rounds as you navigate through rings, or try to ride a spiral tube.

Also included in the gameplay is an intense two-player mode to team up with or go head to head against another player, or even play a version of the original arcade game. There are four modes of gameplay in all: Traditional Tempest, Tempest Duel, Tempest Plus and Tempest 2000.

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Tempest 2000 Jaguar Title Screen
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Main Menu
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Tempest Duel
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Classic Tempest, no enhancements

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User Reviews

Television Is The Representative Of The Mind's Eye. Guy Chapman (1743) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1994 5 out of 5 100
The Atari Times Nov 01, 1996 100 out of 100 100
ST Format Jun, 1994 97 out of 100 97
Just Games Retro Feb 11, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Game Zero May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Retroage May 15, 2010 6.7 out of 10 67


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1001 Video Games

The Jaguar version of Tempest 2000 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


At the time of its release, the music to Tempest 2000 was so popular, that gamers could purchase the CD soundtrack directly from Atari.

Tempest X3

Tempest 2000 developer Jeff Minter reviewed the PlayStation port (he didn't do it) on his website. (see the Jan. 12, 1997 posting)


  • GameFan Magazine
    • 1994 (Vol 3, Iss. 1) - named the Best Jaguar Arcade Game of the Year (Megawards)
  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted #56 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll
  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - Best Music for a Cartridge Game (Jaguar version)
    • March 1995 - Best Shooter (Jaguar version)
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Guy Chapman, and PCGamer77

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Satoshi Kunsai (1810) added Tempest 2000 (Jaguar) on Jun 10, 2002
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