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Line of Fire

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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3.8
Arcade
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ZX Spectrum
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3.1
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Description

Unusually, this Operation Wolf-influenced shoot 'em up sees you start behind enemy lines, and gradually attempting to escape. As you've captured the Rapier machine gun your enemy have been developing, there are plenty who can't bear to see the back of you unless it's bloodied and lifeless.

The game's 8 levels feature quite a variety of settings, vehicles and situations. You will have to evade fire from snipers based in windows, enemy jets, helicopters and well-trained marines, while riding tanks and speedboats as well as being on foot. The levels are set in locations such as the enemy camp, the jungle, a ruined city and the final flight back to your base.

Screenshots

Line of Fire Amiga Mission 8
Line of Fire Atari ST Level 1 starting picture
Line of Fire Commodore 64 Mission 6
Line of Fire ZX Spectrum Escape from the base.

Alternate Titles

  • "Bakudan-yarô" -- Japanese Arcade title

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User Reviews

Not really as good as Operation Thunderbolt Amiga *Katakis* (37744)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 39 out of 100 39
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1991 23 out of 100 23
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 21 out of 100 21
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1991 2 out of 10 20
Power Play Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 11 out of 100 11

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Trivia

Credits

Sega wouldn't allow the developers of the home versions to be credited in the game. To counter this, Amiga programmer Richard Aplin put all the developing credits, as well as other miscellaneous information, at the end of the disk's startup-sequence, right after taunting crackers looking to crack the game.

Related Web Sites

  • Startup sequence (Documentation of the humorous startup sequence (see trivia))
Contributed to by 666gonzo666 (37067), Martin Smith (63168) and Peter Bridger (171)