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It's all-out war in Scorched Earth, an artillery combat game. You and up to nine friends can duke it out on hills and in valleys as you nuke each other into submission in this turn-based tank battle.

At the start of each round, each player purchases their weaponry, and if they choose, shields and parachutes for defense and safety from long drops. Then it's off to battle! Aim your cannon, taking note of trajectory and wind, and fire off your weapons in attempt to take out the opposition.

The game offers a variety of weapons. A small sample of these include the standard nukes, which obliterate the screen. There's the Funky Bomb, which scatters smaller bombs in an unpredictable variety of directions. Or, if missiles aren't your thing, you can send your foes a personal gift of flaming napalm. There are also dirt bombs which can be used to bury opponents or yourself, for safety from opposing attacks.

One of the other features are the amusing quips displayed before a shot is fired, and when a tank is destroyed. These can even be added to by editing the files to give your threats a more personal flavor.


Scorched Earth DOS Nuke
Scorched Earth DOS Playing the game with the lowest selectable resolution. (320x200 pixels)
Scorched Earth DOS Main menu
Scorched Earth DOS Sunset background

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Alternate Titles

  • "Scorched Earth: Mother of All Games" -- Informal name
  • "Scorch" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

For all you budding artillery commanders... Narf! (138) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Incredible. Tomer Gabel (4634) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Artillery shooting tanks.... And no worms, either.... Chris Martin (1204) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Simple graphics yet one of the most fun games I have ever played. Attila (582) unrated

Critic Reviews

Top Secret Jul, 1992 4 out of 5 80


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Quote from the readme file:
Scorched Earth 1.5 was written using Borland C++ 4.0 and Turbo Assembler 3.0. There are approximately 122 C/C++ files and 3 assembly files, totalling over 785K of source code. Scanned mountain ranges were processed with Adobe Photoshop.

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MajorDad (535) added Scorched Earth (DOS) on Nov 09, 1999
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