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Tempest 2000 (Macintosh)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.


The Jaguar version received two awards in VideoGames magazine (March 1995) 1994 Game Awards:

  • Best Shooter
  • Best Music for a Cartridge Game

Contributed by Big John WV (25291) on May 26, 2009. -- edit trivia

The game was named the Best Jaguar Arcade Game of the Year in GameFan's 1994 "Megawards" (Vol 3, Iss. 1)

Contributed by Big John WV (25291) on May 20, 2009. -- edit trivia

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

Contributed by Guy Chapman (1746) on Feb 26, 2005. -- edit trivia

Another classic game conversion, Space War 2000, was in production for the Atari Jaguar. This update of the "first computer game" was unfortunately never finished, and the prototype was eventually distributed by B&C Computervisions.

Contributed by Zack Green (1015) on Jul 28, 2004. -- edit trivia

Tempest 2000 was voted #56 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).

Contributed by PCGamer77 (3028) on Jul 28, 2001. -- edit trivia

Author Jeff Minter was disappointed with the PlayStation port (he didn't do it) and lambasted it on his website.

Contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1817) on May 04, 2001. -- edit trivia