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Merlin Challenge (DOS)

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In this game you fly the Royal Navy Merlin helicopter, within the environment of the Navy's training simulation. The action is viewed in 3D from one of a range of camera angles, and digitised sound effects are included. You begin near a frigate, and the aim is simply to land on the stern of the ship. There are three difficulty levels, which increase the realism of the flight model, as well as adding other factors such as wind. Once you touch down, you are given a comprehensive scoring and review of your landing.


Merlin Challenge DOS Title screen
Merlin Challenge DOS Cleared for approach
Merlin Challenge DOS A perfect landing
Merlin Challenge DOS There you are!

Alternate Titles

  • "Merlin Challenge: Britain's Finest Warbird" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Merlin" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

PC Joker Nov, 1993 40 out of 100 40
High Score Jan, 1994 2 out of 5 40
Génération 4 Dec, 1993 24 out of 100 24


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The AgustaWestland EH101 (AW101 from June 2007) (designed - Merlin HM1 in UK Royal Navy) is a medium-lift helicopter for military applications (also used for civil purposes) designed to replace Westland Sea Kings helicopters.

The designation "EH101" is in fact a typographical error, the aircraft was originally designated EHI (European Helicopter Industries).
p-kun (207) added Merlin Challenge (DOS) on Mar 02, 2003