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Laser Hawk (Atari 8-bit)

Laser Hawk Atari 8-bit Loading screen

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Your civilization is under attack, and it's down to you and your Laser Hawk helicopter to put things right. Destroy the five bases belonging to Proc Irata. They have sent their full fleet of ships to intercept you - shoot to destroy, and avoid those bullets. The centres are increasingly well-defended, with bombs, missiles and meteors among the threats. Many upward-shooting ground targets are destructible, but beware of the trees they are interspersed with. You have limited fuel, but fuel stocks hang through the air - contact with these triggers a refuel.

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Laser Hawk Atari 8-bit Loading screen
Laser Hawk Atari 8-bit Game start - no need for a fuel dump yet
Laser Hawk Atari 8-bit Is this a bog-standard shooter?
Laser Hawk Atari 8-bit Game Over

Alternate Titles

  • "L'Aigle Laser" -- French title
  • "Hot Copter" -- Working title

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Trivia

Museum

As the earliest known commercial game to be written in New Zealand, Laser Hawk has been exhibited at the Otago Early Settlers Museum. Unfortunately, they used an imperfect emulator running on a 386 PC to demonstrate it, resulting in some graphical glitches.

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There's no mistaking which company's hardware this game was made for. Not only are your enemies called 'Proc Irata' ('Atari Corp.' backwards), the design of the roof of your base looks like Atari's logo. Perhaps the game's events started as a civil war.
Martin Smith (63138) added Laser Hawk (Atari 8-bit) on Sep 14, 2007