Abandonware DOS title

Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth is an old turn-based tactics strategy game released in 1991. Scorched Earth is currently freeware and runs on DOS. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

There are several versions known to exist, the earliest being 1.0b (where "b" is presumed to mean "Beta"). Public versions include 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and lastly, 1.5, which was released in 1995.

There have also been numerous clones made (and still being made) such as Atomic Tanks, Nasty Armoured Tanks of War, xscorch (Open Source clone), Scorched 3D, which attempt to modernize the gameplay and graphics, and others such as Charred Dirt that take a different approach by using a unique graphical style.

Its slogan, "The Mother of all Games", was coined in 1991, during the Gulf War, after Saddam Hussein threatened the U.S. that if they stepped on Iraqi soil, it would be "The Mother of all Battles".

players: single player, multiplayer (hotseat)

input: keyboard, mouse, joystick, gamepad

distribution: download

graphics: VGA, SuperVGA

sound: PC speaker

Abandonware DOS popularity: low

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