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Beach-Head is a video game developed and published in 1983 by Access Software for the Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 home computers in the US. Versions for the C16, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro and Acorn Electron (as well as the Atari and C64 versions) were published in Europe by U.S. Gold in 1984, followed by a version for the Amstrad CPC platform in 1985.
,br> The game's setting is the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Gameplay consists of several varying stages in which the player must control various vehicles including warships and tanks in order to defeat an enemy fleet, break through enemy beach defences and destroy an enormous gun-emplacement to win the game. The game was included on the 1985 compilation They Sold a Million, along with Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Sabre Wulf and Jet Set Willy.
A sequel, Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back, was released in 1985. A loose remake of the game, Beach Head 2000 was released in 2000. Beach Head II was notable for using synthesized speech (courtesy of Electronic Speech Systems, then of Berkeley, California). Known for its deathly scream (also heard in Epyx's Impossible Mission), laughing, "I'm hit", "Medic", "Hey! Don't shoot me" and "You can't hurt me".