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Persian Gulf Inferno (Atari ST)

Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST Title screen


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The story is told quick enough: in 1990, terrorists capture the world's largest oil reserve and threaten to blow up an atomic bomb if their demands are not met. You are (as always) the only hope of mankind and so on.

Persian Gulf Inferno is a side scrolling action/shooting game. You control your character, who is at first equipped with a handgun and two explosives, around the oil rig, shooting terrorists left & right and trying to disarm the bomb before it goes boom. You can of course aquire more weapons like the SPA-S semi shotgun and machine guns.


Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST Enemies ahead
Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST The starting location
Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST The room was empty
Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST A door, lets search the room behind it

Alternate Titles

  • "The North Sea Inferno" -- German in-game title
  • "North Sea Inferno" -- German (edited) version

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Power Play Aug, 1990 14 out of 100 14


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There was a German version available - it was sold under a different name ("North Sea Inferno"), enemies would just vanish when shot. Also, you only had half as many lives and there were a lot less enemy encounters.
Biermann (42) added Persian Gulf Inferno (Atari ST) on Jan 27, 2005
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