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Skyfox (Apple II)

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Written by  :  Kasey Chang (3653)
Written on  :  Sep 25, 2003
Platform  :  Apple II
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Summary

Fast and furious action for its time, simply amazing, but can be repetitive

The Good

Extremely fast action for its time with bitmap simulated 3D, play against both ground and air targets, and mothership killing, simple to play

The Bad

Action gets repetitive, you're but one plane and you need to defend against both ground and air threats (not to mention motherships), scenarios are just variations on the same theme.

The Bottom Line

Sky Fox is a first-person shooter where you pilot a gunship similar to Bang! Gunship Elite, where you basically fly really fast and shoot enemy planes or tanks. Either you fly high in the sky (above the clouds) and shoot planes and motherships, or go down to ground level and shoot tanks. You have shields and missiles, but both are limited.

The mothership(s) periodically release new tanks and planes, so you must kill motherships to stop them overall, while prevent your base from being overwhelmed by the existing planes and tanks. It's a fine balance between attack and defense.

The graphics were amazingly fast for its time (remember, this is on an Apple II). and the bitmapped planes and tanks look better than most contemporary games.

The different scenarios provide different challenges like all-air, all-ground, mothership killing spree, and such.

It's fun for its time.