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Friday, July 14, 2006

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In a recent review Macworld's Game Room examined Atomic Cannon, a ballistics game in the tradition of Scorched Earth. Players choose from a variety of weapon types to unleash on their tank based enemies. The Game Room gave Atomic Cannon a score of 3.5 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

Atomic Cannon—so named for a dark period of our recent history when nuclear powers actually did develop battlefield artillery capable of delivering a nuclear payload—features a tremendous variety of options to tweak and tool performance suited for your machine, and has some really nice special effects. I love the graded and shaded plume effects when you launch a missile, for example, and some explosions have downright nifty particle effects.

You also have control over which landscapes Atomic Cannon displays, tank names and colors, font settings, and more game settings than you can shake a stick at—a dizzying number of options ranging from how many battles per deathmatch or how many rounds you’ll play to how often the wind changes direction, how hard the computer-controlled opponents are, how magnificent the explosions are and much more. In retrospect, maybe there’s a few too many—sometimes it gets a bit overwhelming deciding how you’re going to configure the game.

To read the rest of the review click over to The Game Room at the link below.

Macworld Game Room: Atomic Cannon Review
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