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F-15 Strike Eagle

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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3.0
PC-98
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4.0
ZX Spectrum
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2.4
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Description

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.

Screenshots

F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear Title screen
F-15 Strike Eagle PC Booter Version information - 402.02 (EGA)
F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear Locked on target
F-15 Strike Eagle Atari ST Mission summary

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The Press Says

N-Force NES Aug, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Jan, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Tilt PC Booter Dec, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Apr, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Joypad NES Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Consoles Plus NES Apr, 1992 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 25, 2008 C 50
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 47 out of 100 47
Computer Gaming World (CGW) PC Booter Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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

  • 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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