DescriptionYou and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong guerillas force your helicopter to crash land in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It's now your responsibility to lead the remaining survivors to the nearest U.S. base, evading or facing an elusive and dangerous enemy on his own grounds.
Most of the time, you'll see a map of the country on the screen and navigate your men through the country. It's important to watch your men's health and morale by getting them food, water, ammo and letting them rest, etc. When reaching certain spots on the map, e.g. a native village, the game presents the current situation in a nice graphic scene. Sometimes you'll run into V.C. snipers, patrols, whole ambushes or encounter minefields. Then the game offers some small arcade sequences like firing your guns or fighting it out in desperate hand-to-hand combat. The progress of your party is accompanied by video sequences from the Vietnam War.
- "The Lost Patrol" -- In-game title
Part of the Following Groups
|Very atmospheric, but unfortunately short-lived||Amiga||EboMike (3005)|
|Zero||Amiga||Mar, 1990||89 out of 100||89|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Jan, 1991||88 out of 100||88|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Mar, 1990||85 out of 100||85|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Sep, 1990||10 out of 12||83|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Dec, 1990||8.4 out of 12||70|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Feb, 1991||630 out of 1000||63|
|PC Leisure||DOS||Nov, 1990||60|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||May, 1991||33|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Jun, 1991||0|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Atari ST||Jun, 1991||0|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Description mistake...||26||Depeche Mike (17190)
Jan 19, 2008
|Nice fanpage ...||4||Black_Rose (51)
Nov 26, 2007
German indexOn March 31, 1992, Lost Patrol was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
Related Web Sites
- The Lost Patrol - Webshrine (Background information, graphics, interviews.)