Operation: Desert Storm (video game)

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Operation: Desert Storm
Developer(s) Bungie[1]
Publisher(s) Bungie[1]
Designer(s) Alex Seropian
Platform(s) Mac OS
Genre(s) Military strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

Operation: Desert Storm is a top-down tank shooter for the Macintosh. It is the first commercial game released by Bungie[2] and the first game since their incorporation, following the freeware title Gnop!, published by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian under the Bungie name prior to incorporation. It sold about 2,500 copies[3] and was based on Operation Desert Storm, a conflict in the Middle East that was going on at the time.

The game features twenty levels, culminating in the city of Baghdad with the final enemy being a giant Saddam Hussein head. It comes with a glossary of military terms and trivia which was needed in order to bypass the copy-protection in the game, and authentic maps of the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations.


  1. ^ a b c Operation: Desert Storm release information at GameFAQs
  2. ^ Marathon Scrapbook, pages 1-2. From the Marathon Trilogy Box Set, Bungie, 1997.
  3. ^ 1up description