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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.

Face the web....

Screenshots

Tempest 2000 Jaguar Tempest Plus, with AI Droid
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Tempest 2000: Collect Power-ups
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Tempest Duel
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Jump away from the web.

Promo Images

Tempest 2000 Other Back
Tempest 2000 Other Front
Tempest 2000 Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 58 (May 1994)

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "テンペスト2000" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Television Is The Representative Of The Mind's Eye. Guy Chapman (1997) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Nov 01, 1996 100 out of 100 100
Atari HQ 2002 10 out of 10 100
myatari Nov, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Defunct Games Dec 04, 2004 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Oct 19, 2000 A- 91
Retro Game Reviews Dec 11, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Score Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Megablast Jun, 1994 66 out of 100 66

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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

  • 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

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Satoshi Kunsai (2074) added Tempest 2000 (Jaguar) on Jun 10, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Nate Trost (3), Scaryfun (17977) and Chris Martin (1204)
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