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Fire Power

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Amiga - Apple IIgs - Commodore 64

Alt name Firepower
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Tank
Publisher MicroIllusions
Developer Silent Software Incorporated
Perspective Top-Down
4.38 / 5 - 21 votes

Description of Fire Power

Fire Power is a fun "capture the flag" variant that requires careful planning as well as high dexterity. Instead of your legs, you control a tank, looking at the action from a top-down perspective.

Starting from your own garage, you must blast your way to capture your opponent's flag which is hidden in his territory. Guns, helicopters, and infantry ("squish!") add an extra layer of complexity to the traditional capture-the-flag game. One of the game's best features is the ability to play head-to-head against a human player in split-screen mode, null modem, or even modem.

The modem mode wasn't implemented very well, perhaps due to technical limitations (although Dani Bunten's Modem Wars implemented it almost perfectly), but the game is still a lot of fun in 2-player splitscreen mode.

Overall, despite a glitchy modem play, Fire Power is a nice little gem that is great for a few minutes of tank-blasting joy. The game is now freeware, courtesy of Silent Software (now Prolific Publishing). You can download the game here, or from their website.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

ivan866_z 2023-09-28 0 point

Is there a way to make this game work online by using netplay feature of RetroArch?

FOMO 2020-04-13 0 point

I liked this game a lot back then. Quite simple really at it's heart, but in hindsight, game was ahead of it's time. Had then, cool modern features like destructible scenary which was very rare at the time for games to have. Simply just blowing up holes in the walls gave me a lot of fun lol. Still does in some games actually!. Was really good fun in 2 player mode though, playing head to head Vs against a friend, was where the game truly shone.
One of those early games that enabled online multiplayer too on the really shitty 14k modems ( 'think, sending'=14 individual letters per second over the net, compared to say a 100gb fibre connection nowadays=10 000 000 000 individual letters per second... ), but was still really new tech then, and for gamers to both have modems and to play head to head was pretty much still unheard off wishful thinking for everyone who was gaming back then... yes, people did still have the internet back in 1988. Internet is not a new thing that was only made for the current generation's social media usage. :p

Kyle 2017-10-21 2 points

You hit alt-enter at the same time. That puts DosBox in full screen. Also, you can upload your own screenshots for the game to this website if your not happy with it.

Captain Haddock 2017-03-22 -2 points DOS version

Is there any way to make DOS box load in fullscreen instead of those tiny boxes where you can barely see anything? Also Firepower from this websites really doesn't show much graphics color etc. and I know from photos that it used to be allot better. Is there anything to fix this?

Ekki 2014-09-27 0 point DOS version

Rednut , you mean "Return Fire" ! :)

Rednut 2014-08-29 0 point DOS version

I thought this was called something else. looks the same as the game i played tho. when you die a skull would come up and go 'a ha ha ha HA ha' ? right?

OM 2013-02-05 1 point DOS version

....Oh yeah! Spent quite a few hours playing this one, and I think I still have the disks and manual in a box somewhere, probably rusting away. There was a trainer patch that I don't think I saved that gave you something like 255 of everything you needed and kept it at that - some hex value overload that broke the game and kept you from running out of supplies. ISTR also remembering a particular hex address that if you set it to a value between 2 and 6, your tank speed would multiply accordingly.

Damn good game, tho. Download and enjoy!

tompa 2008-07-02 0 point DOS version


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