Tempest 2000

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Genre
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Theme
Critic Score User Score
Windows
...
3.1
Macintosh
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3.9
DOS
70
3.3
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Description

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.

Face the web....

Screenshots

Tempest 2000 Jaguar Classic Tempest, no enhancements
Tempest 2000 DOS Shoting Your Target
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Credits
Tempest 2000 DOS A New Style

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User Reviews

Television Is The Representative Of The Mind's Eye. Jaguar Guy Chapman (1744)
YaK's sadistic, ingenious design is just the thing Tempest needed! DOS Satoshi Kunsai (1810)
The most addicting game since Tetris! Windows Makitk (27)
Overall, a good update of a classic arcade game. DOS Lee Seitz (642)
A half-hearted attempt to bring back a classic. Windows Chris Martin (1097)

Critic Reviews

Defunct Games Jaguar Dec 04, 2004 95 out of 100 95
Entertainment Weekly Jaguar May 20, 1994 A- 91
Mega Fun Jaguar Sep, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Consoles Plus Jaguar Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 63 out of 100 63
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 6.1 out of 10 61
High Score Windows Apr, 1997 2 out of 5 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Aug 14, 2001 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10

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Trivia

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.

Soundtrack

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)

Awards

  • 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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Contributed to by Nate Trost (3), Satoshi Kunsai (1810), Scaryfun (12486) and Chris Martin (1097)