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Jetstrike

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
63
...
Amiga CD32
65
3.1
DOS
...
2.3
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Description

MIS, the FBI, NASA, the KGB, MOSSAD and even top secret agents from the North Beckinsdale Pigeon Fancier's Association swung into action immediately. They were swiftly halted in their tracks when they received a top level order warning of a massive campaign of bribery of government officials in all countries. It appeared that any overt attempt to destroy SPUDD would result in the downfall of most of the world's governments. SPUDD-controlled leaders would soon rise to replace them.

As the situation has worsened by the day, and SPUDD's forces have grown from strength to strength, the various agencies have now put together an underground task force which they hope will combat the growing threat. This elite task force comprises one agent (yourself - nice of you to volunteer by the way), a highly trained mechanic called Harry, and a field support officer to assign missions. The plan is that you will "borrow" aircraft from local air forces and carry out secret strike missions on SPUDD forces while they are still small enough to have to stay hidden. Hopefully, by damaging their supply lines, factories and control centres, you should be able to ruin their plans of world domination. However, if you wreck too many expensive aircraft, your sponsors will not be able to cover for you, resulting in your sent back to the secret agent's Basic Training School.

In Jetstrike you must stop the devious SPUDD forces by attacking them with your "borrowed" aircraft. Your Commanding Officer will give you a mission objective which you have to try to achieve without being shot down, blown up or crashing into mountains.

Jetstrike is an 2D side-scrolling action game like Brøderbund’s Wings of Fury. The great difference between these games is, in Jetstrike it’s possible to use 32 aircraft and 6 helicopters in several combat-missions or to be a part of the Aerolympics.

Screenshots

Jetstrike Amiga CD32 This seems a bit unfair, doesn't it?
Jetstrike DOS A naval attack mission; the jet here is firing missiles at boats.
Jetstrike DOS The explosion art and animation is decent.
Jetstrike DOS When you crash, you are "rewarded" with in-game commentary.

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The Press Says

The One Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 86 out of 100 86
The One Amiga Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 81 out of 100 81
MikroBitti DOS Jun, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1993 68 out of 100 68
CU Amiga Amiga Jan, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Dec, 1994 22 out of 100 22
High Score DOS Jun, 1995 1 out of 5 20
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 19 out of 100 19

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Development

The basic game idea was originally used by the Fothergill brothers in SkyStrike, written 5 years before for the ST, using the STOS (a close relative of AMOS) programming package.
Contributed to by Christian Klein (5791) and Kabushi (122503)