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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (Game Boy Advance)

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Written by  :  chromax (20)
Written on  :  Jun 15, 2004
Platform  :  Game Boy Advance
Rating  :  2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

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Summary

Not good, not really bad...

The Good

It is a good old classic game that should exist forever. With games like this the good old 16 bit generation will live forever.

The game is packed with much action and details. The thing where you fly nearly free around in an Apache is cool. But when you can see little people running on the screen and small cars driving on streets, the game is more interesting. And you're not only flying around, you must blast your way free with Hellfires, Hydras and your machinegun.

The Bad

I played this game in all versions. This game also exists on: Amiga, SNES, MegaDrive (Genesis), LYNX and I think on Jaguar too.

The BEST version is the AMIGA one.

I really like this game and compared them all. The Amiga version has the best sound and the most speech-effects. Also, the best thing, the explosions are really cool made. The entire screen is for a millisecond white and a strong explosion comes through your TV speakers. On other versions like the SNES or GBA, the explosions are lame and not so spectacular. Also the people donĀ“t scream or speak too much.

The graphics themselves are not so different.

The Bottom Line

A great game. But not the best version! If you like this game, play the Amiga-version, it is great.

The GBA version is lame, when you look on the amiga, but playable. For every GBA user a must-have!