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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.


F-15 Strike Eagle NES Over the sea
F-15 Strike Eagle NES The first area available is Lybia
F-15 Strike Eagle ZX Spectrum The missions
F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear In-flight above the sea

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ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1987 815 out of 1000 82
Play Time Game Boy Jun, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 3 out of 4 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Game Boy Dec, 1992 47 out of 100 47
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1992 14 out of 40 35


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1987 release date source? 5 Rwolf (11094)
Feb 26, 2015


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.


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.


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


  • 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)
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