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F-15 Strike Eagle III (DOS)

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Description

Take the F-15 Strike Eagle and join the conflict in Iraq (Desert Storm), North Korea, and Panama, with full map authenticity (every major landmark are included, including Defense Ministry and Presidential Palace in downtown Baghdad (compare it with tourist maps!), major bridges over the Euphrates river, DMZ, Seoul, and Pyongyang on the Korea map, and the Canal Zone in Panama! Use the radar to pint accurate pictures of what is going on, request updates from AWAC, and unleash the full arsenal of smart weapons upon your targets. Play adversarial or co-op missions in multiplayer modes.

Screenshots

F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS Your receive a "Purple Heart"
F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS Padlock view [F8]
F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS Debriefing
F-15 Strike Eagle III DOS External view [F6]

Alternate Titles

  • "III הנשר התוקף F-15" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

Possibly the best multiplayer option ever! Stephen M (24) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1992 92 out of 100 92
PC Joker Dec, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1993 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

Carrier task groups

There are carrier task groups and other task groups in each of the campaign maps. The Iowa battle group is near Kuwait on the Desert Storm map, as are two other carrier groups.

CD version

Because of the additional intro, the CD version was arguably worse than the floppy release: when you started the game, then a) the CD had to be in the drive and b) the intro would be played. The intro was split into several files. And why? Well, they copied the first intro file to your hard drive, played it back, deleted it, copied the next file, played it back... Not only this behaviour was totally stupid, the intro looked like crap because of the pause (yes, 1x-2x CD-ROM ruled back then) between the animation snippets.

Iraq campaign

A later "patch" added the Iraq '92 campaign, postulating that the Coalition forces, fed up with Iraqi intransigence regarding the UN arms inspections and repeated violations of the no-fly zones, chose to resume limited bombing of specific targets, and the Strike Eagles are called back to duty...

References

If you "slew" over to Tokyo, you'll see Godzilla.

Special Edition

There's a Squadron Leader's Edition that contains a F-15 book, F-15 Squadron patch, and some limited edition F-15 photos in addition to the regular stuff in the box.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Simulation in 1992
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Robert Morgan (863) added F-15 Strike Eagle III (DOS) on Nov 16, 1999