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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 Credits
Tempest 2000 DOS Title
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Jump away from the web.
Tempest 2000 DOS A New Style

Promo Images

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

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User Reviews

Television Is The Representative Of The Mind's Eye. Jaguar Guy Chapman (2001)
YaK's sadistic, ingenious design is just the thing Tempest needed! DOS Satoshi Kunsai (2084)
The most addicting game since Tetris! Windows Makitk (33)
Overall, a good update of a classic arcade game. DOS Lee Seitz (722)
A half-hearted attempt to bring back a classic. Windows Chris Martin (1204)

Critic Reviews

Atari HQ Jaguar 2002 10 out of 10 100
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 31, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
All Game Guide DOS 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jaguar Dec 26, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Jaguar Sep, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Game Zero Jaguar May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Video Games Jaguar Sep, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Mac Ledge Macintosh May 21, 1998 4 out of 5 80
Score Jaguar Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Megablast Jaguar 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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Contributed to by Nate Trost (3), Satoshi Kunsai (2084), Scaryfun (17707) and Chris Martin (1204)