Beach Head is a 1983 action/strategy game set during the Second World War. You play various parts in an amphibious landing force trying to capture an island in the war's Pacific theatre. In each stage of the game you'll be responsible for a different part of the invasion from the original naval approach to the final assault on the enemy position. Each stage is essentially a different minigame making this a very varied gaming experience.
Beach Head was a critical hit when it was released in the 80s and it's easy to see why. Although the graphics are rudimentary (but ambitious for their day) it combines a wide range of different types of game play from ship navigation to shooting to driving into a single package. You'll need to steer your vessel to the island battle the enemy fleet there drive a tank during the assault and then take on the heavily defended enemy bunker to capture the island. The controls are simple -- mostly you're just steering a vehicle and occasionally shooting -- and the sound is minimalist.
A deserved classic
Beach Head's 80s graphics and sound obviously can't hold a candle to modern equivalents but the core gameplay is fun and challenging. If you're interested in the history of video games this ambitious title is definitely worth checking out.