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Lost Patrol

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
59
3.8
Atari ST
...
2.7
DOS
...
3.3
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Description

You 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.

Screenshots

Lost Patrol DOS Opening fire on the Vietcong patrol. (VGA)
Lost Patrol Amiga What is important to watch is the clock. On more passable terrain, your team will move faster, and clock will make lesser jumps in minutes.
Lost Patrol Amiga Mano-a-mano, your scout against an enemy soldier.
Lost Patrol Atari ST Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Lost Patrol" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Very atmospheric, but unfortunately short-lived Amiga EboMike (3009)

The Press Says

ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1990 85 out of 100 85
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1990 83 out of 100 83
The One Amiga Feb, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 62 out of 100 62
PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Jun, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Description mistake... 26 Depeche Mike (17196)
Jan 19, 2008
Nice fanpage ... 4 Black_Rose (51)
Nov 26, 2007

Trivia

On 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.
Contributed to by Christian Klein (5791), Alexander Schaefer (2326) and MAT (70378)