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Atari 50
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You play as Captain Addis, a former officer in the US army during the Vietnam war. Now, twenty years after the war, you are sent on a mission to follow the Ho Chi Minh trail and to rescue American airmen that were left behind.

In this action game, you navigate your character in top-down view and continuously fire at enemies, turning him in different directions, since he doesn't always face the direction he is moving in. You can for example walk backwards, firing at the enemies who pursue you. Enemies include not only various types of gunmen, armed with rifles, flamethrowers, or grenade launchers, but also tanks and helicopters. You can blast open crates to find ammo and supplies. Defeated enemies also leave you items.


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Caliber.50 Genesis Bazookas
Caliber.50 Genesis Now, this is really mean. They shoot grenades at me, and I can't even hit them
Caliber.50 Genesis Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "Caliber Fifty" -- Alternate in-game title
  • "Cal .50" -- Title Screen title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Jan, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Consoles Plus Genesis Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Mega Play Magazine Genesis Nov, 1991 26 out of 40 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1992 23 out of 40 58
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Mar 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 31, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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Japan release

A Japanese release of the Genesis/Mega Drive version was planned for release in December 1992, to be published by Visco. It was cancelled before release, leaving the game only released in North America.
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Atari 50