Easy to learn, but hard to master: Typhoon 2001

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Typhoon 2001 is a free OpenGL-based game inspired by the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000 and the arcade game Tempest.

You control the Claw and battle any number of Flippers of various types to control a Web, the field of play for the game. Typhoon 2001 comes with a hundred Web files, and includes an editor so you can create your own.

There are three scoring modes, so you can adjust to the way you want to play. You can get bonus points for destroying an enemy off in the distance, or for taking down several in rapid succession. Powerups appear periodically when you destroy an enemy, allowing you access to new weapons, and awarding you bonus points.

As a graphics-intensive app, Typhoon wants the biggest, baddest graphics card you can get, preferably an OpenGL capable 3D-Accelerator card.

Typhoon 2001 will run on any version of Windows from Win98 up through Vista.

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One Response to “Easy to learn, but hard to master: Typhoon 2001”

  1. Marcus says:

    Played this and enjoyed it a lot, but there’s a bug right at the end – if you get through level 100 you don’t get a level bonus added to your final score, you just get a “Game Over” message.