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The Dam Busters (Apple II)

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Advertising Blurbs

Advert in Zzap! (Issue 2 June 85 p40/41) – UK:

    The Dam Busters

    At 21.15 hours on the evening of May 16th 1943 a flight of specially prepared Lancaster bombers left Scampton Airfield for Germany. After months of planning and preparation Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his 617 Squadron were at last embarking on a mission so daring that it would guarantee them a place in the annals of history.

    The mission would strike at Germany's industrial heartland. If the giant dams of Mohne, Eder and Sorpe could be breached, millions of tons of water would flood the Ruhr, cutting vital water supplies to steel works and homes, flooding factories, power stations and farmland, and bring the important Mittelland Canal to a virtual standstill.

    Off course the successful conclusion of this raid is now legendary, the young men who took part are acknowledged as heroes; and now U.S. Gold in conjunction with Sydney Development Corporation and the International Computer Group are giving you the opportunity to relive the excitement, tension and drama of this famous mission.

    You will be able to play the part of PILOT, flying the Lancaster from Scampton to the target, NAVIGATOR using screens maps of Europe, FRONT GUNNER, REAR GUNNER, BOMBARDIER and FLIGHT ENGINEER.

    You will have to fly across Europe at low level to avoid radar; lookout for the deadly ME109 night fighters, dodge barrage balloons, spotlights and flak. At the target you will need all your nerve and skill to control the aircraft and release your deadly payload at just the right moment while avoiding enemy attack.

    Game Features: Superb graphics and sound, realistic joystick control, Pilot's screen and indication, multiple screen navigators maps, front and rear gunners screens, bomb sighting screen, engineer's indicators, and much much more. The package comes complete with comprehensive flight instructions, maps, and confidential documents including authentic material by Barnes Wallace and Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

    Officially endorsed by 617 Squadron of the R.A.F. Dambusters is available for Atari and Commodore 64 computers with versions for Spectrum, BBC and Amstrad coming soon.

    Contributed by FatherJack (57633) on Mar 10, 2015.

Advert in Zzap! (Issue 1 May 85 p109) – UK:
    At 21.15 hours on the night of May 16th 1943 a flight of specially prepared Lancaster Bombers led by wing Commander Guy Gibson of 617 Squadron left Scampton Airfield for a mission so daring, that if successful, would do immense damage to the German war machine and change the course of World War II.

    On May 16th 1985, a computer program will be launched, so full of excitement and realism that it will change the course of games software production.

    THE DAM BUSTERS

    You will relieve the spine chilling experience of this famous raid as you take the place of some of the bravest men in recent history. You will play the role of pilot, navigator, gunner and bomb-aimer in this real-time multiscreen, arcade/strategy game which is an authentic recreation of that fateful flight.

    Contributed by FatherJack (57633) on Mar 09, 2015.

Back Cover - C64:
    At 21.15 hours on the evening of May 16th 1943 a flight of specially prepared Lancaster bombers left R.A.F. Scampton for Germany. After months of planning and preparation Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his No 617 Squadron were at last embarking on an operation so daring that it would guarantee them a place in the annals of history.

    The mission would strike at Germany's industrial heartland. If the giant dams of Moehne, Eder and Sorpe could be breached, millions of tons of water would flood the Ruhr, cutting vital water supplies to steelworks and homes, flooding factories, power stations and farmland, and bring the important Mitteland Canal to a virtual standstill.

    Of course the successful conclusion of this raid is now legendary and the young men who took part are acknowledged as heroes; and now U.S. Gold in junction with Sydney Development Corporation and the International Computer Group are giving you the opportunity to relive the excitement, tension and drama of this famous operation.

    You will be able to play the part of PILOT, flying the Lancaster from Scampton to the target, NAVIGATOR using screens and maps of Europe, FRONT GUNNER, REAR GUNNER, BOMB AIMER and FLIGHT ENGINEER. You will have to fly across Europe at low level to avoid radar; look out for the deadly ME110 night fighters, dodge barrage balloons, searchlights and flak. At the target you will need all your nerve and skill to control the aircraft and release your deadly payload at just the right moment while avoiding enemy attack.

    Game Features:
    Superb graphics and sound, realistic joystick control, Pilot's screen and indicators, multiple screen navigators maps, front and rear gunners screens, bomb sighting screens, engineer's indicators, and much much more.


    The package comes complete with comprehensive flight instructions, maps, and confidential documents including authentic material by Barnes Wallis and Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75508) on Nov 16, 2003.