Armor Assault (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Epyx - 1982 USA, Canada Release

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Armor Assault
Packaging cover Armor Assault.
Product ID EPYXS0042
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1982
Publisher(s) Epyx
Developer(s) John Weber
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Fight a battle not yet fought: Soviet armored columns are rolling across the north German plain. NATO armored forces are yours to command in this tactical level wargame- lead them to victory over the Soviet Union and shape the post World War III world!

Armor Assault, highlighted by simultaneous movement, is a tactical simulation of tank warfare in World War III between NATO and the Soviet Union, in a variety of scenarios from the Rhine to Afghanistan.

Each side controls six tanks, armed with guided missiles and mines. You can assemble your units from five types of tanks, plus one unconventional type. Using three of these, you determine their individual combat abilities.

You and your human or computer opponent can select from 12 scenarios and a variety of terrain; jungle, desert, river, city, and mountain ranges. Eleven playing maps are provided with the game, plus you can create your own. A detailed manual includes tips on successful tactics.

Each turn you maneuver your tanks, mines and guided missiles, destroying your foe's forces with opportunity and direct fire. Movement is affected by terrain and type of fire implemented. Damage statistics keep you updated on your condition. Full color simultaneous movement and combat resolution take place on your screen.

You determine your strategy and tactics. A unique system for entering orders allows you to plot your maneuvers without your opponent's knowledge.

Intense and unpredictable World War III warfare is about to break out between NATO and Russia. Your troops await your command!

  • Tactical level, armored combat wargame.
  • Color graphics and sound, with detailed high resolution playing maps.
  • 12 Different scenarios.
  • Simultaneous movement.
  • Design your own scenarios.
  • For ages 12 through adult.
  • Complexity: Advanced.
  • Playing time: 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Requires joystick controller.
  • For one or two players.
  • Includes save game option.

Game contents:

  • Detailed battle manual.
  • Game program, map creation program and data files for your computer.

Designed by John Weber.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 40K
Requires Joystick Yes

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Armor Assault. Retail Box back Armor Assault.



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