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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....
- テンペスト2000 - Japanese spelling
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Credits (Jaguar version)
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 2000 developer Jeff Minter reviewed the PlayStation port (he didn't do it) on his website. (see the Jan. 12, 1997 posting)
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- April 1994 (Issue 57) - Game of the Month* 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
Related Sites +
Video review of Atari Jaguar games (WARNING: Language)
The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews Atari Jaguar games, including <i>Tempest 2000</i> on Jaguar.
Wikipedia: Tempest 2000
Information about Tempest 2000 at Wikipedia
- MobyGames ID: 927
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Chris Martin.
SEGA Saturn added by Nate Trost. Jaguar added by Satoshi Kunsai. Macintosh added by Scaryfun.
Additional contributors: Satoshi Kunsai, Guy Chapman, Alaka, LepricahnsGold, Ms. Tea, DreinIX, FatherJack.
Game added February 28th, 2000. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.