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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.

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Screenshots

Tempest 2000 Jaguar Classic Tempest, no enhancements
Tempest 2000 DOS Menu
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Main Menu
Tempest 2000 DOS Finish The Level

Promo Images

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

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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. Jaguar Guy Chapman (1999)
YaK's sadistic, ingenious design is just the thing Tempest needed! DOS Satoshi Kunsai (2074)
The most addicting game since Tetris! Windows Makitk (33)
Overall, a good update of a classic arcade game. DOS Lee Seitz (720)
A half-hearted attempt to bring back a classic. Windows Chris Martin (1204)

Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Jaguar Sep, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Sega-16.com SEGA Saturn Dec 31, 2017 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Jaguar Nov, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Jaguar Sep, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Jaguar May 04, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jaguar Apr, 1994 34 out of 40 85
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Feb, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1996 60 out of 100 60

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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 (2074), Scaryfun (17977) and Chris Martin (1204)
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