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Jaguar gets new life - The Atari Times

Jaguar gets new life

Telegames to release four new Jaguar games
by Terry L. Grantham

November 4, 1996
Dallas, TX, October 18, 1996 - Telegames, the first, and only remaining, third party publisher for the Atari Jaguar announces four new titles to be released during the coming months:

Towers II, Plight of the Stargazer is the first genuine RPG to be released for Jaguar. Become one of four different characters as you are immersed within the strange happenings in the mystical land of Lamini. You must uncover the secrets as you explore Daggan's castle. Many before you have tried, but none have returned. First person perspective, full screen smooth scrolling, talk to others, collect 100's of items, refer to maps, encounter 100's of creatures, experience challenges in combat, magic, and spell casting. Hours of challenge with appropriate save and restore feature. MSRP $59.95 AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1996

BREAKOUT 2000is a 3-D version of the arcade classic. Designed for one or two players, this reflex tester will challenge any skill level. The object of the game is still the same; accumulate as many points as possible by breaking Bricks with Balls. That's where the similarity ends. There are a total of ten different Phases to survive, each consisting of five playfields. Each playfield is more difficult to clear than the one before it, and each Phase adds even more difficulty. As you progress through the game you'll encounter bricks that you have to hit more than once to break, and even some bricks can't be broken at all. Also includes Classic Breakout for the nostalgic player. MSRP $59.95 AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1996

WORMS is the hit product that is available on most other next-gen systems. Designed for one to four players, this game combines the best elements from the very best games ever created. The game requires great thought, strategy and elements of sheer outrageous fortune within an almost infinite range of playing possibilities. Teams take it in turn to bombard the enemy with whatever weapon they feel is likely to reap the most reward. Each battle has a time period and once this is over a period of extra time may be played where all remaining worms are reduced to 1 unit of energy and the slightest hit will render them out of the game. The last team remaining wins the game. MSRP $59.95 AVAILABLE MAY 1997

ZERO 5 is a futuristic space shooter set in a 3-D, 360 degree playfield. The year is 2044 and the battle for Earth has begun. On the far reaches of the galaxy, a massive invasion force is assembling. Scanners at DEFCON have alerted you to the alien threat. The Earth's best pilots are dispatched in their BAMBAM cruisers to engage the enemy. Multiple weapons, driving soundtrack, non-stop combat, multiple power-ups, and 15 extended missions contribute to a shooters game with real depth. MSRP $59.95 AVAILABLE APRIL 1997

Telegames has chosen to continue its support of the Jaguar platform even though Atari (now JTS) has terminated support for its own system. "There remains a significant base of loyal Jaguar owners who will support new product releases. As long as this support continues, Telegames will deliver additional quality products" said Telegames president Terry Grantham.


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