Game Classification

Combat Magic Lantern, Atari Europe S.A.S.U., 2001  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

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Loosely based on the tank portion of the Atari 2600 cart that originally came packed with the console, Combat brings tank warfare into 3D. There is both a single player mode, in which the player must advance through 30 levels, and multi-player mode, which allows deathmatch style play.

Just as in the Atari 2600 game, the tanks' turrets do not turn. However, the tanks turn quicker and hover, rather than relying on treads. This allows them to slide left and right, as well as forward and back.

In single player mode, the player must find the exit in each level to advance. The levels range from the simple "shoot and destroy until the exit appears" to the complicated "journey back and forth destroying the enemies required to open gates." There are also levels in which a "boss" must be defeated to advance.

Multiplayer mode supports play over a LAN or the Internet. The CD-ROM also includes the GameSpy Arcade software if you wish to use it for Internet play.

The CD-ROM also includes a map editor, although it is officially unsupported. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)