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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (Game Boy)

ESRB Rating
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Boy release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 3.3

The Press Says

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GamePro (US)
Strike fans and gamers who enjoy challenging action/shooters should climb this Apache's cockpit. You'll be piloting one of the better Game Boy carts around.
Total! (Germany)
Electronic Art hat es geschafft, alle Elemente der 16-Bit-Vorbilder unverfälscht zu konvertieren. Das gilt natürlich auch für den berüchtigt hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad. Durch den LCD-Bildschirm des Game Boy ist es manchmal etwas schwierig, in brenzligen Situationen die Übersicht zu behalten. Trotzdem: Wer die martialische Hintergrundgeschichte und den arg gepfefferte Schwierigkeitsgrad nicht stören, kann unbesorgt ins Kaufhaus gehen und zugreifen.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
A lot of detail went into this game. A little tiny helicopter and little tiny people and little tiny tanks and little tiny bunkers. You get the picture. Basically, you fly around in an AH-64 Super Apache Gunship, wielding Chain Guns, H-Fire Missiles and Hydra Rockets in an attempt to stop General Kilbaba from blowing up the entire planet. You have to complete several missions, like rescuing prisoners of war. Your helicopter drops a ladder and the little people climb up. It's all very cute. Especially for a war sim game. You'll have fun flying around in the helicopter.
Game Players
The colorless explosions won't inspire any Vietnam flashbacks and the beepy sound isn't gonna win a Grammy. Some of the solid gameplay of the original has been maintained, which means fun can be had --- you just have to work real hard to find it. Overall, Desert Strike is still a good game and worth adding to your Game Boy library, but it just can't compare with the big fun of the 16-bit version.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
A fairly faithful portable version of the 16-Bit military classic. Like the other versions, the levels are huge with plenty of enemies to destroy and submissions to complete. Good control, too.