Wings of Fury (Game Boy Color)

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Description

Wings of Fury is an action game with some minor simulation aspects, in which you are the pilot of an American F6F Hellcat plane. The setting of the game is the Pacific during World War II.

It is your job to defeat the Japanese by destroying enemy bunkers, machine gun nests and barracks on a series of islands. Barracks and gun nests can be bombarded with regular bombs, while you'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers. After a successful bombing run, return to mow down the Japanese soldiers with your machine guns. You also have to sink Japanese battleships with torpedoes and engage in dogfights with enemy fighter planes.

You start each mission by taking off from an aircraft carrier, which you'll have to protect from assaults by Japanese torpedo planes. Whenever you run out of fuel, bombs, rockets or machine gun ammo you can replenish those by returning to your carrier. Your carrier is also the place to repair damage to your plane.

The Gameboy Color version of Wings of Fury has a toned down violence level. You no longer mow down Japanese soldiers with your machine guns, instead you bombard jeeps & trucks. Also missing in this version are the Japanese torpedo planes and the small 1st-person view window. New are some extra manoeuvres for your plane like a barrel roll and a review of your ammo consumption after each mission. Using less ammo than allocated gives you bonus points.

Screenshots

Wings of Fury Game Boy Color I've shot down a Japanese Zero
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color You'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color Intro
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color Just dropped a torpedo (white dots) and managed to avoid crashing into the carrier; as the 1st-person view window is missing in the GBC version it's hard to tell how close you are to a ship

Alternate Titles

  • "Wings" -- Sharp X68000 and PC-98 title
  • "ウイングス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

a relative good remake of a great classic! chromax (20) unrated

Critic Reviews

IGN Jan 06, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) May, 2000 2 out of 6 80
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 01, 2000 15 out of 20 75
All Game Guide 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Mar 10, 2000 6.8 out of 10 68
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Sep 01, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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X68000 version: what sound do the killed make? 1 lilalurl (778)
Oct 16, 2013

Trivia

There is a japanese version from Brøderbund Japan for the X68000 computer. You fly with a Zero against US troops. The same game principle.

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Roedie (5213) added Wings of Fury (Game Boy Color) on Jul 12, 2001
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