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Typhoon of Steel

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.7
Amiga
51
4.0
Apple II
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Description

Typhoon of Steel is a tactical level simulation of small unit actions during WWII. It is a sequel to the best selling Panzer Strike and the rules are very similar. Three theaters are covered: the Pacific Theater (Americans vs Japanese), the Asian Theater (British vs Japanese) and European Theater action involving American vs German troops.

Typhoon of Steel includes practically every ground weapon used by the combatants in this theater (over 220 weapon types). Units consist of infantry squads or single guns and tanks. You can choose to simulate either single battles or entire campaigns spanning several years. In the single battles you can play against another person but in campaigns you play against the computer.

The ultimate objective of the campaign games is to fight and win as many battles as possible before the war ends. If you suffer heavy losses during one battle it will take a long time to replace and upgrade your forces before you can fight the next battle. Single scenarios can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours with campaigns lasting up to 30 hours. Like Panzer Strike, the gameplay is considered to be advanced level.

Screenshots

Typhoon of Steel DOS Loading screen (CGA)
Typhoon of Steel DOS Conditions at the beginning of a battle (EGA)
Typhoon of Steel DOS Game parameters (CGA)
Typhoon of Steel DOS Select campaign era (EGA)

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The Press Says

Datormagazin Amiga Feb 14, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 18 out of 100 18
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 18 out of 100 18
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 14 out of 100 14

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Trivia

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #143 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Robin Hogg)

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