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Apache (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Set the skies aflame in the most nimble and deadly 'copter, ever! James Taplin (3) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.7

The Press Says

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High Score
Apache Longbow är förmodligen enda chansen för oss vanliga dödliga att få flyga denna avancerade helikopter. Den kräver dock rejält med datorkraft: minst en 486 och dessutom en avancerad joystick. Då är Apache Longbow ett rejät lyft i förhållande till alla tidigare helikoptersimulatorer.
PC Gamer
Terrific flight model; countless options and missions; great gameplay. Explosion graphics could be more impressive. A flight game with broad appeal: Everyone from arcade players to sim hounds should delight in it.
Whether you're a serious armchair pilot or an arcade maniac who likes to blow the hell out of anything and everything in existence, Apache is the game for you.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I have always been really interested in flight simulators, but I was never really impressed enough to spend the time that a game of this genre deserves. I have to admit, I really took a liking to Apache right from the first mission. There are a lot of games that try to brag about what new technology was used to develop (the game and how good it is). Apache will sell itself on pure gameplay, realism and enjoyment. A great game overall.
Power Play
Endlich wurde mein Flehen um eine State Of The Art Heli-Simulation erhört! Apache Longbow fliegt die (zugegebenermaßen reichlich angestaubte) Hubschrauber-Konkurrenz in Grund und Boden. Der geniale Missions-Planungsscreen. die coolen Kommentare Eures Bordschützen und nicht zuletzt das hyperrealistische Flugverhalten, fesseln den Spieler von Anfang an in den Pilotensitz des fliegenden Winnetous. Durch den Instant-Action-Arcade-Modus führen die Briten auch Spieler an das Thema heran, denen das Setzen von Waypoints und die Auswahl der Bewaffnung ein Greuel ist. Hier heißt es einfach: Ballern, was das Zeug hält, Im Multi-Player-Mode schließlich entwickelt sich Apache zum absoluten Arbeitszeit-Killer. Während der heißen Gefechte Redakteur gegen Redakteur, geriet manches Mal das Schreiben in Vergessenheit und Freundschaften gingen (fast) in die Brüche.
PC Player (Germany)
Macken gibt's nur im Detail: Der fetzige Soundtrack wird als ellenlange "Raw"-Datei von der CD gespielt und führt zu Ladezeiten von mehreren Minuten pro Mission. Hier hilft nur das Abschalten der Musik - schade. Außerdem hätte man die Grafik mit mehr Texturen aufpäppeln können; die 3D-Welt von Apache wirkt etwas steril.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
APACHE is clearly targeted for the “hard core” realism audience with significant emphasis on weapons, avionics, and flying. Like all simulations, Apache has some errors and concessions in the flight model; however, it generally gives a very good representation of helicopter flight. The game has excellent multiplayer options, including the ability to let two players fly together as a single Apache crew. While it may not qualify you to fly a real AH-64, it gives a better sensation of helicopter flight than any of its predecessors.
PC Games (Germany)
Mit Apache Longbow zeigt erstmals ein Softwarehaus eine SuperVGA-Grafik in ausreichender Geschwindigkeit. Mehr Innovationen konnte ich dem Spiel nicht entlocken, weder der Action- noch der Missionsteil kann in irgendeinem Bereich neue Akzente setzen.
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
I really hesitate giving Apache an overall rating of a 3. Had the modem play or TADS worked better, I would have certainly given it a 4. I still look forward to flying against multiple opponents at our next network party and I will continue to test Apache with Kali. Kali (check out my Multiplayer Mayhem column for more info) may support more than 2 players with Apache especially if used over a direct Internet Connection. Enjoy Apache and make sure you check it out in realistic mode. It's a BLAST!