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Beach Head

Beach Head

Beach Head

"This game was one of the big successes on the C64 and Spectrum, but I didn't find the action or the graphics particularly impressive."
Acorn User

"Some people swear by this game. Other people hate it. I think that it is reasonable, but nothing to shout about."
Computer Gamer

"The graphics are excellent, and the fact that your performance on each level determines your fire-power on the next is a great idea."
Electron User

"The loss of quality from the Commodore original is minimal and with the numerous scenarios it offers a range of games for the price of one."
Home Computing Weekly


Beach Head is a multi-screen action game which requires different skills and provides new sequences as you progress through the game. You will encounter secret passages, squadrons of enemy planes sheeling from enemy ships, an almost impenetrable enemy held beach and a fortress with a huge cannon that never misses! If you feel you are up to the challenge! Joystick or keyboard.

Choose skill level 1-3 by typing appropriate number.

Aerial Reconnaissance

Manoeuvre your fleet using the joystick. Choose between the Hidden Passage, on the outer edge of the peninsular, or a Frontal Assault through the main channel.

The Hidden Passage

Here use the joystick to turn left or right, push forward to increase speed and pull back to slow down. Avoid the mines and torpedoes and you may surprise the enemy.

General Quarters

Use your joystick to aim anti-aircraft guns. Pull back to raise and push forward to lower sights.

Naval Battle

Joystick now controls your heavy guns. You will be told how far long or short you are in metres, each degree of elevation is 200m.

Beach Head

Each ship you navigate to the harbour carries two tanks. Once landed you must avoid the obstacles to reach the fortess of Kuhn-Lin.


You must land ten shells on the fortress to destroy it. However, only one target is vulnerable at once. Also the fortress is defended by a cannon that will destroy your tanks.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, : - Up, / - Down, RETURN - Fire
DELETE/COPY - Pause On/Off, ESCAPE - Abort Game
Plus 1 Joystick Compatible


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 10th Oct 1985
Links: Everygamegoing,

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Beach Head (Cassette)
Beach Head (5.25" Disc)
Beach Head (3.5" Disc)