Mac game publisher
hasn’t officially announced its release, but the company acknowledged to MacCentral that it’s now shipping Beach Head 2002, a sequel to one of the company’s best-selling casual games.
Developed by Digital Fusion, Beach Head 2002 is based on an early arcade game concept, the shooting gallery. Beach Head 2002 is updated, of course, for more modern tastes. This game puts you inside a command post that you must defend from enemy invasion. The longer you hold on to your post and the more enemies you defeat, the higher score you get.
To that end, you have four basic weapons in your arsenal: an M60 machine gun, an anti-aircraft gun, an anti-tank cannon and the Vulcan gun. Each level presents you with a sufficient amount of ammunition to defeat your enemies. You’ll also have a limited number of heat-seeking missiles, flares and your trusty .45 cal. handgun to defend yourself.
Wave after wave of enemy invaders come charging at your bunker, on foot, in armored personnel carriers, dropped from the sky as paratroopers, in tanks, fighter jets and in helicopters. You have to carefully manage your ammunition and maintain your own defenses by destroying your foes before they get too close.
If you’re familiar with the original Beach Head 2000, here’s a list of improvements in Beach Head 2002:
New modes of enemy attack such as paratroopers and special operation forces.
Network support for cooperative defensive play.
Dynamic lighting with search lights that cut through the night, tracers and explosions that whiz through the dark, and flares burst overhead.
Time passes during the battle and day turns into night.
All-new defensive obstacles such as barbed wire, tank traps, mine fields and oil-filled moats that can be ignited.
Beautiful new inland scenarios with mountains, trees and detailed defense perimeter defenses.
Enemy forces now attack from 360 degrees.
Additional new weapons and equipment, such as night vision goggles, radar, M16 rifle, M60 machine gun, flare gun and a mortar with cluster bomb capability.
System requirements call for a G3/400 or faster, Mac OS 8.6 or higher (including Mac OS X), RAGE 128 or better video card with at least 8MB VRAM, 100MB HD space, OpenGL and QuickTime. MacSoft noted that Beach Head 2002 will run on any iMac DV or newer. Beach Head 2002 retails for US$19.99.
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