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This multi-genre military action game puts player in the seat of tactical commander of mechanized forces. Starting as Cadet, you'll raise your career from the rookie, when you should perform actions by yourself in different vehicles, to the ultimate elite, when you should act as a Tactical genius.

There are three kinds of combat simulations:
  1. MBT (main battle tank M1A1 Abrams), where in first-person view you should sit in tank's cockpit, command your gunner and driver, and eliminate surrounding enemies;

  2. FAV (fast attack vehicle XR311), where in third-person view you should drive your vehicle in desert, shoot scattered obstacles and enemy helicopters, and avoid the bombs dropped from the skies ;

  3. ADAT (air defense anti-tank M1132A), where in first-person view you should shoot air and ground enemies, surrounding your statical position.
Performing useful actions in each mode, you'll gain points, and gathering 5,000 points in each mode will give you a seat of Tactical Commander. Here you'll be able to continue your actions on the field, or perform some tactical moves using the map, which is very similar to the territory, including and surrounding Western Germany.

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Heavy Metal DOS Title Screen (EGA)
Heavy Metal DOS Selecting the Vehicle (EGA)
Heavy Metal Amstrad CPC First Mission
Heavy Metal DOS Game Over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Heavy Metal: Modern Land Combat Vol. I" -- C64 Title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 6.8 out of 12 57
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1990 6.6 out of 12 55
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 40 out of 100 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 Unscored Unscored

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