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Lost Patrol (Amiga)

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Description

You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong guerillas force your helicopter to crash land in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It's now your responsibility to lead the remaining survivors to the nearest U.S. base, evading or facing an elusive and dangerous enemy on his own grounds.

Most of the time, you'll see a map of the country on the screen and navigate your men through the country. It's important to watch your men's health and morale by getting them food, water, ammo and letting them rest, etc. When reaching certain spots on the map, e.g. a native village, the game presents the current situation in a nice graphic scene. Sometimes you'll run into V.C. snipers, patrols, whole ambushes or encounter minefields. Then the game offers some small arcade sequences like firing your guns or fighting it out in desperate hand-to-hand combat. The progress of your party is accompanied by video sequences from the Vietnam War.

Screenshots

Lost Patrol Amiga Finding a VC tunnel in the village. Whatever might be there to find, mmm...
Lost Patrol Amiga Watch out where you're going, as for some terrain type your team isn't equipped and you may be forced to go back the way you came.
Lost Patrol Amiga Talking to the villagers sometimes requires being brutal to get some answers. The sole talking works in a text-parsing way, though.
Lost Patrol Amiga Crossing the rice fields.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Lost Patrol" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Very atmospheric, but unfortunately short-lived EboMike (3009) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Mar, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The One Feb, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Zzap! Sep, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Oct, 1990 62 out of 100 62
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Description mistake... 26 Depeche Mike (17196)
Jan 19, 2008
Nice fanpage ... 4 Black_Rose (51)
Nov 26, 2007

Trivia

On March 31, 1992, Lost Patrol was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
MAT (70549) added Lost Patrol (Amiga) on May 02, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Christian Klein (5791) and Alexander Schaefer (2326)