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 Approaching the ship
Merlin Challenge DOS There you are!
Merlin Challenge DOS Cleared for approach
Merlin Challenge DOS Another copter fly-by just above Merlin

Alternate Titles

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

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


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This simple game (you only have to land) is really just for a occasional entertainment (although it can be very addictive). It was sold for a low price - under £5 in some places.
p-kun (207) added Merlin Challenge (DOS) on Mar 02, 2003