Back-storyThe MSX version has an introductory story sequence that is not present in the DOS port; however, the DOS version comes with a short comic book in the manual that covers the back-story.
GraphicsLike all Game Arts games republished by Sierra, the DOS version uses 640x200 graphics in EGA to its advantage by simulating 64 colors via dithering.
During installation, the game offers the option of either drawing or not drawing the backgrounds. On slower computers, not drawing the backgrounds can speed up gameplay quite a bit.
MusicDuring gameplay and opening/closing credits, Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact features quite a few different songs. By selecting music at the title screen, it's possible to listen to most of these songs.
TitlesThe game's title is referred to by several different names in the same packaging and documentation. Refer to the Alternate Titles section of the Main Summary page for a list.
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