DescriptionHarpoon Classic '97
is a revised version of traditional Harpoon Classic
which is in turn, based on Larry Bond
's original and very popular Harpoon
board-game from 1980. The core gameplay is top-down (map and menu based) ultra-realistic strategic naval warfare wrapping around scenarios in 4 different theatres (North Atlantic, Greenland/Iceland, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf/Mediterranean).
New features in this release are the Windows 95 playability (cleaner interface), improved artwork and effects, along with 50 new missions. Additional updated ships and planes are also included.
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Novelist and screenplay writer Tom Clancy is friends with Harpoon's Larry Bond and gives him high praise for his work on the game. In fact Clancy gives credit to the game for helping him expedite the creation of his first book - The Hunt for Red October.