DescriptionATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter is an action-oriented flight game. The game is set during a war of two unnamed war parties over an unnamed island. The player mans an Lockheed ATF fighter bomber to win the battle.
The goal of every round is to destroy a number of strategic targets. The positions are shown on the jet's on board computer and the player can tackle them in any order. The game is action-oriented in nature, but the player still needs to take care of a few parameters, like a constant speed to avoid crashing or limited fuel and ammo. When resources or health are low (and the jet is near a friendly base), the player can start an automatic landing sequence to refill and repair. On the way to the targets it is either possible to take on enemy jets in direct combat or to fly low to avoid detection. The camera is fixed behind the jet's back.
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|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||May, 1988||959 out of 1000||96|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amstrad CPC||May, 1988||959 out of 1000||96|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1988||956 out of 1000||96|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1988||944 out of 1000||94|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Commodore 64||Oct, 1988||944 out of 1000||94|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||ZX Spectrum||Mar, 1988||9.2 out of 12||77|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amstrad CPC||Mar, 1988||8.8 out of 12||73|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|Power Play||Amstrad CPC||May, 1988||4.5 out of 10||45|
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Title screenThe plane on the title screen images are based on official Lockheed Martin concept art by Syd Mead, which was also used as the basis for the title image in F29 Retaliator.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)