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Game Name Alpha Beta Tropics Game Date 08/12/2001 Review Date 03/30/2003
Map Beta Tropics Rating 7 Reviewer Banshee
Game Type Tournament     DOWNLOAD
  Players Team Building Unit Control     Players Team Building Unit Control
Player 1 ORCA_Berikaren X 7 7   Player 5
Player 2 ORCA_Confused X 7 7   Player 6
Player 3 Anarky_Helldog O 7 7   Player 7
Player 4 Anarky_Beast O 7 7   Player 8
Review

Overview

Another face off between ORCA and Anarky from CBL7.

Berikaren goes core and gets a bomber out at 2:10. He sneaks right past Beast's shipyard and
bombs Anarky with free reign for three minutes. Helldog's advanced lab and land resources are both totally
destroyed setting him back mounds of time. Beast is establishing sea and sends a skeet charge over at

Confused.
They are quickly destroyed by his sams and MTs collection. Another blow to Anarky when Berikaren sends a
couple more bombers over and there is still little air defense. Goodbye kbot lab and land resources again. Anarky
manages to kill off the three bombers with a pair of skeets and a single MT, perhaps signaling that the
air brigade is complete. This gives Anarky a needed break to get setup. But wait, Confused already has his
Geo and sub construction is underway. Now comes the part we expect on this map, the water battle.
So, will Confused get his sub out early enough to do damage and finish them off or will Beast be waiting
for it and reclaim the metal and turn this game around?

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Pros

  • Good early bombing to setback Anarky
  • Good teamwork on ORCA early in the game to setback opponents and get fast geo

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    Cons

  • No retaliatory air from Anarky
  • Idle skeets could have helped kill off early bomber

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    Parting Thoughts/Shots

    One of the things I like about Beta Tropics is that wind is a little stronger than it's affiliate
    map, Coast to Coast, and the geothermal patch gives it more possiblities for middle game strategies.

    On this type of map today, you would expect at least one air from each side to balance out the damages.
    Just think of the damage that could have resulted from a single crusader from the Anarky side.

    I have given this game all sevens for I cannot properly rate a game of this vintage. I think that
    seven is a good overall decent score and also signifies luck.

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    Game Awards

    ORCA_Berikaren - United Airlines Award - You love to fly and it shows.
    Anarky_Beast - Gotta Go Award - I give and I give and I give, and you take and take and take.
    Anarky_Helldog - GG Award - Hung in until the end, even when left alone. You are a true hero.
    ORCA_Confused - Naval Award - For keeping your bellybutton clean or for having the right water units in the right place for the right job.