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A long time ago in a remote windows 95 machine I had a cool little game called Scorched Earth. 250px-Scorched_Earth_for_DOS_screenshot


Scorched Earth is one of many games in the loose genre of "turn-based artillery games". Such games are among the earliest computer games, with versions existing for mainframes with only teletype output. Scorched Earth, with a plethora of weapon types and power-ups, is considered the modern archetype of its format, on which the popular Worms, Hogs of War and GunBound games are based.

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 Wars."

Download Scorched Earth Original(Requres Windows Live Signin) Scorched Earth

Download Scorched Earth 3D (Requres Windows Live Signin) Scorched 3D

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:21 AM | Back to top

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