Cyclone 2000

Cyclone 2000

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Cyclone 2000 is an Android clone of the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000, originally made by the brilliant Jeff Minter. Try now for a nice retro game feeling.

* Supports Google Play Games Services for achievements, leaderboards and cloud save! *

* Play it on NVIDIA SHIELD!

* As featured in TegraZone.

** If you have problems or find bugs, please send me a mail instead of bad review! **

The free version has the same features as the full version, but with ads. Try it first, to make sure it works well on your device. To sponsor the development, go ahead and buy this version.

Cloud Save also works between the free and full versions, so you will not lose any progress.

There are currently 80 levels (blue, red, yellow, rainbow and pink levels) to play, and more are coming!

Collect powerups to buy extra help in form of permanent particle laser, A.I.droid, jumping or extra lives. They can be disabled, if you change your mind. More can be bought with in-app purchases.

Settings include control type and size, music path and music and sound effects volume. Before complaining about the controls, please test them for a while to see which one suits you the best. Also try different control sizes. Also supports game pads, tested with PS3 controller using Sixaxis controller app, Nyko Bluetooth controller and with NVIDIA SHIELD.

The first time the game is started, it will select control type and size based on your device properties. If a gamepad is connected, controls will be hidden and fullscreen is enabled where available. Key mappings are done in the control settings. Gamepad control supports analog joystick for movement.

Touch control types:

Multi touch swipe:

Lower part of display is used to swipe left and right to move the blaster. Right side buttons used for shooting, jumping and superzap. This is the default control for Android 2.2+ devices with true multi touch.

Dual touch swipe:

Similar to multi touch swipe, but for devices without true multi touch. Lower part of display is used to swipe left and right to move the blaster and simultaneously shoot, and swipe up to jump. Right side buttons used for superzap. This is the default control for Android 2.2+ that does not have true multi touch.

Single touch arrows:

Use on devices without multi touch. Controlled with one finger, typically the thumb. Side-arrows area moves while shooting. Up arrow area moves and shoots and jumps when available. Top area superzaps. Center area does not move, the further out on the arrows, the faster movement.

Multi touch arrows:

Use on devices with multi touch. Left side similar to single touch arrows for moving. Right side buttons used for shooting, jumping and superzap. This control type works well with the touch emulated Sixaxis controller.

Multi touch circular:

Use finger to rotate around the circular control on the left side. Right side buttons used for shooting, jumping and superzap.

On Android 4.0+ and devices with soft keys, there is an option to go to real fullscreen mode. Note that this does not work when using touch controls, only when using keyboard or gamepad.

For some older devices, performance may be increased by setting the sound effect volume to zero.

For copyright reasons, the original Tempest 2000 music is not included in the game, but can be automatically downloaded from the settings. It is also possible to select any other music.

Bug reports or suggestions are welcome to my mail or Google+. Praise is best shown by buying the full version, giving good rating and telling all your friends.

Permissions used:

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed on some devices to download Tempest 2000 soundtrack.

READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed on some devices to read the background music.

BILLING: In-app purchase support for powerup extras.

ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE and INTERNET: Anonymous analytics and crash reports.

WAKE_LOCK: Keep screen from blacking out.

Tags: cyclone 2000, cyclone 2000 for droid, cyclone 2000 game, atari tempest2000.

Recently changed in this version


- Fixed occasional failing download of music.

- Fixed a crash that sometimes happened when the device was turned off quickly after starting the game.

- Consider testing beta versions by joining the Google+ community

Comments and ratings for Cyclone 2000
  • (74 stars)

    by mattwilson1 on 01/07/2012

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  • (74 stars)

    by Victor Neilsen on 28/02/2014

    Great job on this app. I love tempest 2000 and this is fun to play when I have a spare minute.

  • (74 stars)

    by Sean Bogue on 27/12/2013


  • (74 stars)

    by Keith Stover on 02/10/2013

    This game is excellent in so many ways! I really want to express my appreciation for this game-it has exceeded my expectations! I LOVE THE CONTROL SETUP! And the graphics are spot-on with T2K on the Jaguar! Spend the money for this one-it's worth every penny!

  • (74 stars)

    by Mauro Gonzalez on 25/09/2013

    Tempest from Jaguar...on my Shield. This is the kind of games only a true gamer can develop! Thanks for the good job. Buying now after using the free version some days :)

  • (74 stars)

    by Paul Story on 18/08/2013

    Remap buttons, thank you dev. Didnt know I could do that. Bumped sensitivity to 3 and works perfectly on the analog stick. Great dev support. Responded within hours. Tempest 2000 in the palm of my hands only better. Ty. Buy and support this dev!

  • (74 stars)

    by kiujgfg hjguhjjj on 09/08/2013

    Buy this game.