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Operation Wolf (Amiga)

Operation Wolf Amiga Title screen

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Description

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day?

Operation Wolf is an arcade game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if you hit it enough times, but you can also use the grenade launcher for really deadly targets like helicopters or armored cars. You can collect a machine gun which will allow you to shoot faster for a few seconds.

You'll be pummelled by a LOT of enemies. Some will be shooting, others will be tossing grenades, knifes, and more. Some are armored and requires more than a few hits, others dodges. You can shoot grenades and knifes out of the air if you aim well enough. There are also civilians running around which can be shot, but it's not beneficial.

Bosses appear at the end of some levels, and each has a specific weakness you need to exploit.

Screenshots

Operation Wolf Amiga "What is Duke Nukem doing here?"
Operation Wolf Amiga Choppers trying to shoot you down
Operation Wolf Amiga Landing down on soil
Operation Wolf Amiga Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Operation Wolf: Take No Prisoners" -- Tag-lined title
  • "オペレーション・ウルフ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Taito's first attempt at developing a shooter, and one of the best *Katakis* (37795) unrated

The Press Says

Génération 4 Dec, 1988 93 out of 100 93
The One Dec, 1988 89 out of 100 89
Commodore User Feb, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Amiga User International Feb, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Mar, 1989 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Operation Wolf appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

BPjS/BPjM index

On April 29, 1989, Operation Wolf 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.

Operation Wolf 3

In 1994, the developers published an Operation Wolf 3 slot machine. The gameplay was exactly the same as in the first part, but had a special mission at end of each level.

Sound

If the Tandy/PCjr or CMS/GameBlaster sound modes are being used, then in game sound effects are played through the internal speaker and music is played through the sound hardware. In Adlib mode both music and sound effects are played through the sound board.

Awards

  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award for Best 8-Bit Coin-op conversion (reader's vote)
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award for Best 16-Bit Coin-op conversion (reader's vote)
Information also contributed by Servo and Xoleras
*Katakis* (37795) added Operation Wolf (Amiga) on Jun 06, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4742), Rola (6881), Sciere (245760), Martin Smith (63168), Servo (55897), drewbar (1084) and *Katakis* (37795)