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The seven missions featured in this simulation of F-15 flight are all real-life missions the plane was originally used in. They take in the Middle East and Asia in the 1970s and early 1980s, and have air and ground targets to destroy. You have machine guns, guided missiles and bombs at your disposal. There is an arcade mode and 3 further difficulty levels. The game features 3 enemy aircraft and 3 types of enemy SAMs.

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F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear Lifting off from the carrier
F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear Mission selection
F-15 Strike Eagle MSX Restart screen if you press [return] during the game (MSX1)
F-15 Strike Eagle PC Booter Firing to Enemy Plane by Gun (EGA)

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Info Commodore 64 Sep, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Apr, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1985 72 out of 100 72
Consoles Plus NES Apr, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 47 out of 100 47
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 4 out of 6 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) PC Booter Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1988 39 out of 100 39
Questicle.net NES Dec, 2011 D 25

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Trivia

Arcade mode

For the severely coordination-challenged, there is an arcade mode in the game. It differs from the regular mode in that it does not allow banking; rudder turns only. If the player got hit into a slight bank, they're stuck in that bank.

F-15

In real-life, the F-15 is a land-based aircraft, but apparently not in this sim, as the player can takeoff and land on a carrier.

Graphics

F-15 Strike Eagle is one of the few games to support EGA's nearly-unknown 160x200x16 mode.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims (Check 'em out)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1985 (Vol. 5.5) - Action Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang.
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