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Cyclone 2000 is an Android clone of the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000, originally made by the brilliant Jeff Minter.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 in 3D on Google Cardboard VR! *

* 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.

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. The graphics details can also be set to low for better performance on low end devices.

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.

NFC: Used for Google Cardboard VR support.

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

Recently changed in this version


- Fixed some crashes.

- Fixed bad performance on Nexus 6.


- Better Android TV support.

- Sorry for the upgrade mania, the Android TV review procedure is a bit cumbersome.


- Support Android 5.0.

- Support 64-bit platforms.

Comments and ratings for Cyclone 2000
  • (53 stars)

    by mattwilson1 on 01/07/2012

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  • (53 stars)

    by Mike M on 28/12/2014

    Controls are bit more difficult, but still an awesome port. Just needs the bonus levels and more of the pixel effects and star field patterns.

  • (53 stars)

    by Bob Dobbalina on 16/12/2014

    Probably the most addictive game on google play.

  • (53 stars)

    by Kevin Iris on 11/12/2014

    Thanks for this game! I have been hoping this game would show up someday. Your team killed it!

  • (53 stars)

    by Gordon Mckeown on 17/11/2014

    ... yet not quite there. A brilliant, if incomplete, conversion of one of my favourite games of all time. Frustratingly, the controls just don't feel quite right (Shield Tablet with controller) and the power-ups seem more difficult to collect than in the original game; I'm used to being able to sweep left and right, grabbing power-ups as I pass, but in this game I miss them more often than not. N

  • (53 stars)

    by David Johnson on 08/10/2014

    Good attempt at recreating the Atari Jaguar version but needs some improvements. Even with control sensitivity set to 10 it feels slow to respond and is not precise enough. The game mode could also benefit from a static option where the playing field doesn't move about like the Atari Jaguar version has.

  • (53 stars)

    by Ralf Müller on 29/09/2014

    ...would like to see it on fire tv!

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