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Floppy (3.5")1

Electronic Arts


Release Date: 1/1/1986
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Donated By: Tom Beaman
Arcticfox is a 1986 computer game developed by Dynamix and published by Electronic Arts. It is a futuristic 3D tank simulation game. It was first developed for the Amiga, but was quickly ported to other popular platforms of the era such as the Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PC and Apple IIe. It was one of the first games rendered from a 3-D first-person perspective, and is often mentioned as a pioneer of the first person shooter genre. It is also one of the very first titles available for the Amiga home computer. The game was a first person "tank simulator" and a sequel to Dynamix's earlier Stellar 7. A third game was released in the series in 1991 titled Nova 9: Return of Gir Draxon. The design team at Dynamix behind this game would eventually go on to produce The Incredible Machine, and Red Baron.

It is fair to say that the entire Stellar 7 series was greatly influenced by Atari's Battlezone which was released in arcades in 1983, and pioneered the graphical perspective seen in other first-person shooters. Much like Battlezone, the Apple IIe version of Arcticfox used line polygons in order to appear 3-dimensional.

Arcticfox Floppy (3.5")
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