Beach Head II, Commodore 64

Soooo much better than the first Beach Head… Beach Head II is a balls-to-the-wall, digitised speech-laden action game that sees “The Allies” versus “The Dictator”. The game was developed by Access Software and first published in 1985.

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back features four war-based mini games: Attack, Rescue, Escape and Battle, with the aim being: to score as many points as possible by completing your objectives. These differ depending on whether you play as The Allies or The Dictator. At the end of all four sections, the score is tallied up to decide the winner.

Machine-gunning, helicopter-flying, and knife-throwing are the order of the day in Beach Head II, and the atmosphere is helped massively by bursts of digitised speech. “Medic!” … “Hey! Don’t shoot me!” … Et cetera. The animation throughout is top notch too.

Beach Head II can be played solo, or versus two-player, with the second player controlling the Dictator’s forces, and it’s not wrong to say that it’s a whole lot of fun in either scenario.

More: Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back on Wikipedia

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