Flight of the Intruder

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
DOS
79
3.2
Amiga
87
4.0
NES
...
3.0
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Description

Join "Tiger" Cole and "Cool Hands" Grafton as you command the US Naval Aviators over Vietnam. Take on MiGs, AAA, and SAM, and the unforgiving nature of carrier aviation. Configure each plane's loadout for your mission, plan your mission package, then fly your missions. Command multiple sections of planes and switch among them at will. When you're done, you can even try your hand at LANDING on an aircraft carrier.

Screenshots

Flight of the Intruder Amiga External view of your F-4 Phantom.
Flight of the Intruder Amiga Main menu
Flight of the Intruder DOS Option selection
Flight of the Intruder Amiga Info on the position of your targets.

Alternate Titles

  • "Phantom Air Mission" -- European NES title
  • "FOTI" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Flight of the Intruder: The Air War in Vietnam" -- DOS Action Sixteen release tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Play Time Amiga May, 1991 90 out of 100 90
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Power Play DOS Aug, 1990 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Development

The game was in production before the book was published. When the book was a big seller, Mr. Coonts was contacted regarding permission to use his book title on a game. He agreed readily, and even wrote the preface to the manual.

The game was developed in England by Rowan Software, and this makes for a horrible time in beta testing and game patches, as the publisher/tech support is Spectrum HoloByte in Alameda, CA. The beta testers have nicknames for some of the recurring bugs, like "the herringbone". Every couple days they would get a Fedex'ed package from England containing the latest build.

Extras

The original novel Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts that the game was based on was included in the package.

Multiplayer

This game actually supports multiplayer via serial ports, so you can actually dogfight the Phantoms and Intruders in a MiG-21 should you choose to do so. However, there was no separate cockpit art for the MiG... You'll see the F-4 cockpit instead.

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Contributed to by Christian Klein (5984), RKL (5606) and Kasey Chang (3652)