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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 Title Screen
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Credits
Tempest 2000 DOS Finish The Level
Tempest 2000 Jaguar Classic Tempest, no enhancements

Promo Images

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

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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 (2001)
YaK's sadistic, ingenious design is just the thing Tempest needed! DOS Satoshi Kunsai (2077)
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
GamePro (US) Jaguar May, 1994 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 19, 2000 A- 91
Retro Game Reviews Jaguar Dec 11, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
All Game Guide DOS 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Oldies Rising Jaguar Oct 08, 2013 18 out of 20 90
PC Action DOS Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Megablast Jaguar Jun, 1994 66 out of 100 66
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1996 63 out of 100 63
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 (2077), Scaryfun (17922) and Chris Martin (1204)