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    PQ | Features | Mailbag | January 31, 1999
   

Scorched Earth

Seems the mention of the classic artillery lobbing game "Scorched Earth" in last week's mailbag brought back a lot of memories... Now, if anybody knows where I can buy a copy of the damned game, drop me a line!


From : David Neville
Subject : Scorched Earth? Who could forget?

I find myself seeing people asking if everyone has forgotten about Scorched Earth, and am wondering to myself if that's even possible. Scorched Earth is even better than nethack, and both will run on crap machines! Of course, that means that all of you should go get it. Now. Go, get it, unzip it, buy some heavy shields, guidance systems, and hot napalm and get down with your bad self. Of course, it always helps to have 4 or 5 friends along, but... I'll stop now. Mmm... scorched...


From : Ron Jomero
Subject : Golden Oldies

To the guy asking if anyone ever played Scorched Earth:

That game was awesome! =] In High School, I took a couple of "Basic" Programming classes. And during our free time the teacher (whom my best friend and I hated) would let the whole class play a selection of her games. The best choice was (obviously) Scorched Earth (however, some kids did install Doom and played it, but Doom didn't run too well on 286's..... I don't think they cared though.)

One fond memory I had about Scorched Earth and that programming class was that we "customized" the attack and death messages that randomly displayed in the game. We made sure the changes were made to the teacher's "Master Disk" so that when she spawned multiple copies of it, they'd all have the same messages.

Well, to make a long story short, the messages we made were both extremely funny and derogatory to the teacher. We had messages that made fun of her weight, her lack of intelligence, and her inability to actually program. My friend and I would smile whenever we'd hear classmates bust up laughing during a good game of Scorched.

The teacher never figured out why people really started liking that game so much.


From : Clanwolfer
Subject : Re: Scorched Earth

Wow! So I'm NOT the only one who remembers Scorched Earth! God I loved that game... the feeling of sending in a Nuke onto 5 other tanks was indescribable. I remember me and my 3 best friends got involved in a match one day, it ended up turning into a 5-hour tourney. God I loved that game. :-)


Finally, let's hear it for the Atari! No, really. Don't go.


From : Eric Stephens
Subject : Atari!!!!

Being an 80's child and a member of perhaps the first generation to truly grow-up with video games I feel I have been slighted. It seems your readership in the great games vote, thouroughly neglected one of the greatest home systems of all time, the Atari 400 and/or 600. This was the system that as a kid I would literally dream of getting cartridges for and be disapointed when I woke up.

Who could forget the impact these systems would go on to have? Anyone heard of a little company called Nintendo? I remember loving the Donkey Kong (especially the elevator levels, no wait, the pie level!!!) and who can forget such classics as Jungle Hunt or Pole Position? Star Raiders anyone?

But perhaps the gravest mistake comes with the omission of Claim Jumper. The most addicting and still perhaps the most fun two player game ever written. Back in the day when it wasn't possible to be about graphics it was about gameplay, pure and simple. Nothing beats the feeling of banking the bullets off of the hospital or killing the green cowboy as he takes his cash from the ASAY office to his bank. And who could forget the epic battle between the snakes and the tumble weeds?? The pure frustration of being the pink cowboy and running into seeds is imeasurable.

So the next you sit down at your *fancy pants* computers remember your roots and the thrill that a joystick and a single red button could bring. (the joystick port from the Atari was later used in the Sega Genesis).

"Who could forget the epic battle between the snakes and the tumble weeds??"

Hm .. sounds like you've been smoking some of that tumble weed.

Ah, the days of classic computer games when games were REAL games, heroes were REAL heroes, and fifty foot tall pink rhinos with rocket launchers were REAL fifty foot tall pink rhinos with rocket launchers...


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