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Tempest 2000 -- Atari/Llamasoft

A complete remake of the 1980s coin-op classic, Tempest 2000 brings players into the next millenia. New level designs, colors and a techno-beat soundtrack highlight this spaceage shooter for the Atari Jaguar.

Ferrari Man
This game is made by the soundtrack. The kickin' techno beat keeps you rocking throughout the blazing gameplay. Smooth polygons, and non-stop action. If you have a Jag you have to have this one. If not you may wish to consider buying one!

An old but very addictive arcade game comes to the Jaguar. However it is not the exact same game. Tempest 2000 has four different types of games in it, all of them spectacular. Definitely one of the Jag's best games yet. The 3-D animation and graphics are very nice and smooth. The bonus levels are especially breathtaking. The music on this cart is amazing and compliments the game perfectly. The control is a little tough at first because you have to get used to the Jaguar's control pad. This game will definitely last a long time. Overall this is a excellent title for the Jaguar!

"Now for the main reason to own a Jag" - I swear that every person I've ever seen play this game says this line in one form or another the first time they load up Tempest 2000. ...and, well, for better or worse, it is a very accurate statement! Graphics are absolutely beautiful, although I must admit that in full blown Tempest 2000 mode, that the busy graphics (ie: explosions, etc...) can about make you blind. Music and sound effects in this game are unquestionably some of the best ever to come out of a console unit. My only (and I mean only) real complaint is that this game MUST HAVE PADDLES! Dammit, a joypad just doesn't cut it.

Non-stop gameplay, liquid graphics and a superior soundtrack make Tempest 2000 the number one reason to buy a Jaguar. If you haven't played it yet, don't wait! Tempest 2000 is not one to be missed.

>>>>> 87.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.0 4.0 5.0 4.5
Sound 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 4.0 3.0 5.0
Longevity/Playability 3.5 4.5 4.5 4.0
Overall 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.0
Total 20.5 22.0 22.0 22.5