Artillery Duel Deluxe - Another Scorched Earth clone for the Commodore 64

It was only just recently that we featured the Atari XL/XE game of Scorch; A game that has inspirations to other classics such as Scorched Tanks on the Amiga and the MS-DOS game Scorched Earth. Well here we are with another tank battling multiplayer game, as Saberman was kind enough to let us know earlier today, that you can now download the new release of 'Artillery Duel Deluxe'; A new Commodore 64 game which is based around the ColecoVision version from Xonox!

Artillery Duel Deluxe is one of many games in the genre of "turn-based artillery games". Such games are among the earliest computer games, with versions existing for mainframes with only teletype output. Scorched Earth, with a plethora of weapon types and power-ups, is considered the modern archetype of its format. Also all weapons are shown with tracers which allow the player to more accurately adjust the trajectory on their next turn!

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8 comments:

  1. And how does this differ to normal Artillery Duel, besides colorful title text?

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    1. I suspect it's the online game content...

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    2. mainly the online play modus and the single player modus

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  2. https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Artillery_Duel was a classic, wonder what the difference is to this Version?

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    1. Didn't even know it was on the C64, that's cool!! Thanks Retro Royal

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  3. Modifications:
    - 1-player mode
    - 2-player online mode incl. message function (with WiC64 or kernal64 emulator)
    - online spectator (live and replay function) (with WiC64 or kernal64 emulator)
    - online ranking (with WiC64 or kernal64 emulator)
    - ingame manual
    - PAL/NTSC (speed) adapted
    - start menu graphic
    - graphical revisions (charset, sprites etc.)
    - improved random routine
    - optimized use of joysticks in port 1 and 2 + protopad support
    - acceleration resp. abort possibilities of different processes for a more comfortable gameplay
    - countless smaller optical and technical adjustments and optimizations

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    1. Very nice work and thank you for the release! Played this game on my ColecoVision constantly as a kid.

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  4. To be fair, Artillery Duel precedes Scorched Earth by 8 years so SE is technically an AD clone - or the next step in the evolution :)

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