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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 PC Booter Title screen (later re-release)
F-15 Strike Eagle Game Boy Mission select
F-15 Strike Eagle MSX You've crashed (MSX1)
F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear Options screen

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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
Tilt PC Booter Dec, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 3 out of 4 75
GamePro (US) NES Jan, 1992 3 out of 5 60
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1993 4 out of 6 40
Play Time NES Jun, 1992 36 out of 100 36
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1992 14 out of 40 35


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1987 release date source? 5 Rwolf (13039)
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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