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Lost Patrol (DOS)

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Description

You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong guerillas force your helicopter to crash land in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It's now your responsibility to lead the remaining survivors to the nearest U.S. base, evading or facing an elusive and dangerous enemy on his own grounds.

Most of the time, you'll see a map of the country on the screen and navigate your men through the country. It's important to watch your men's health and morale by getting them food, water, ammo and letting them rest, etc. When reaching certain spots on the map, e.g. a native village, the game presents the current situation in a nice graphic scene. Sometimes you'll run into V.C. snipers, patrols, whole ambushes or encounter minefields. Then the game offers some small arcade sequences like firing your guns or fighting it out in desperate hand-to-hand combat. The progress of your party is accompanied by video sequences from the Vietnam War.

Screenshots

Lost Patrol DOS Intermediate screen (EGA)
Lost Patrol DOS Walking along the river. (VGA)
Lost Patrol DOS Intermediate screen (VGA)
Lost Patrol DOS Fighting a Vietcong patrol. Don't let them throw grenades at you! (VGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "The Lost Patrol" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

PC Leisure Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Description mistake... 26 Depeche Mike (17196)
Jan 19, 2008
Nice fanpage ... 4 Black_Rose (51)
Nov 26, 2007

Trivia

On March 31, 1992, Lost Patrol was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
Alexander Schaefer (2326) added Lost Patrol (DOS) on Apr 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Christian Klein (5791) and MAT (69815)