Scorched Earth

I’m not much of a gamer. (For great posts about gaming, check out Paul Weimer‘s Roll Perception Plus Awareness column over at SF Signal.) But every once in a while I come across a game that I used to play that I really enjoyed. I’ve written about Stunts and LHX and one of my all-time-favorites, Ultima IV. The other day, for no particular reason, I came across another one that I really enjoyed in my Junior/Senior years of college: Scorched Earth.

This was a fun strategy-type game where multiple tanks tried to blow each other up using a variety of weapons and defenses. It was not the kind of first-person POV game that are popular today, but I think part of its success was in its seeming simplicity. Me and my friends could spend hours avoiding studying and paper-writing by playing this game. All night study sessions often devolved into tank-busting extravaganzas.

There is apparently an iPhone version of the game available in the iTunes App Store but despite really enjoying the game, I have avoided downloading it. I just can’t afford the time. But I do recall the game fondly and I had a lot of fun playing it.

One comment

  1. Thank you for your kind words.
    To be fair, most of my beat at SF Signal is tabletop roleplaying, rather than computer gaming.

    I don’t know if we need to suggest to John that I review computer games too… 😉

    I remember playing Scorched Earth a long, long time ago. Glad to see its come back to a new format for a new generation.


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