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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.

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F-15 Strike Eagle PC Booter Loading Persian Gulf (version 402.02) (EGA)
F-15 Strike Eagle Atari ST Pilot selection
F-15 Strike Eagle PC-88 Taking off
F-15 Strike Eagle Game Gear Mission selection

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1987 815 out of 1000 82
Play Time Game Boy Jun, 1993 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Jul, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (US) NES Jan, 1992 3 out of 5 60
Consoles Plus NES Apr, 1992 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 25, 2008 C 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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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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