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Tempest 2000 (Windows)

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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.

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There are 15 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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User Reviews

The most addicting game since Tetris! Makitk (27) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A half-hearted attempt to bring back a classic. Chris Martin (1098) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezilla Oct 09, 2000 80 out of 100 80
High Score Apr, 1997 2 out of 5 40

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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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Chris Martin (1098) added Tempest 2000 (Windows) on Feb 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Nate Trost (3), Satoshi Kunsai (1811), Scaryfun (12083) and Chris Martin (1098)