DescriptionYou have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of missions, you'll engage a variety of enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. Can you carry the day?
Operation Wolf is an arcade conversion of the game by Taito. It is essentially a bitmapped "rail-shooter", where you basically hold the gun and shoot just about everything that moves, while conserving your ammo and grenades. Shoot ammo/grenades and healing items on the screen to "pick them up". Your primary machine gun can kill everything if you hit it enough times, but you can also use the grenade launcher for really deadly targets like helicopters or armored cars. You can collect a machine gun which will allow you to shoot faster for a few seconds.
You'll be pummelled by a LOT of enemies. Some will be shooting, others will be tossing grenades, knifes, and more. Some are armored and requires more than a few hits, others dodges. You can shoot grenades and knifes out of the air if you aim well enough. There are also civilians running around which can be shot, but it's not beneficial.
Bosses appear at the end of some levels, and each has a specific weakness you need to exploit.
- "Operation Wolf: Take No Prisoners" -- Tag-lined title
- "オペレーション・ウルフ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|A salute to Chuck Norris and his legacy of blowing up jungles.||DOS||Zovni (9384)|
|Taito's first attempt at developing a shooter, and one of the best||Amiga||*Katakis* (37493)|
|Typical Coin-Op port that probably did better in the arcade||DOS||MaiZure (114)|
The Press Says
|Génération 4||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||93 out of 100||93|
|Génération 4||Amiga||Dec, 1988||93 out of 100||93|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||91 out of 100||91|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Jan, 1989||91 out of 100||91|
|Retroage||SEGA Master System||Jan 06, 2012||8 out of 10||80|
|Amiga User International||Amiga||Feb, 1989||8 out of 10||80|
|VideoGame||SEGA Master System||Jul, 1991||80|
|Top Secret||NES||Feb, 1993||80|
|Mean Machines||NES||Aug, 1992||53 out of 100||53|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Jan, 1989||31 out of 100||31|
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TriviaOriginally "Operation Wolf" was a coin 'op game, developed by Taito in 1987. The machine was a huge success, followed by "Operation Thunderbolt"
In 1994, the developers published an "Operation Wolf 3" slot machine. The gameplay was exactly the same as in the first part, but had a special mission at end of each level.