Tempest 2000

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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.

Face the web....


Tempest 2000 Jaguar Tempest Duel
Tempest 2000 DOS Finish The Level
Tempest 2000 DOS Title
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Main Menu

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User Reviews

Television Is The Representative Of The Mind's Eye. Jaguar Guy Chapman (1743)
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 (641)
A half-hearted attempt to bring back a classic. Windows Chris Martin (1094)

Critic Reviews

ST Format Jaguar Jun, 1994 97 out of 100 97
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 31, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 19, 2000 A- 91
Entertainment Weekly Jaguar May 20, 1994 A- 91
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
ST-Computer Jaguar Jul, 1994 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Retroage Jaguar 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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Contributed to by Nate Trost (3), Satoshi Kunsai (1810), Scaryfun (12736) and Chris Martin (1094)