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Persian Gulf Inferno

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
...
3.4
Atari ST
...
3.0
Commodore 64
...
0.0
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Description

The story is told quick enough: in 1990, terrorists capture the world's largest oil reserve and threaten to blow up an atomic bomb if their demands are not met. You are (as always) the only hope of mankind and so on.

Persian Gulf Inferno is a side scrolling action/shooting game. You control your character, who is at first equipped with a handgun and two explosives, around the oil rig, shooting terrorists left & right and trying to disarm the bomb before it goes boom. You can of course aquire more weapons like the SPA-S semi shotgun and machine guns.

Screenshots

Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 I'm using the elevator.
Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 Title screen
Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 I need to find some ammunition.
Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST The room was empty

Alternate Titles

  • "The North Sea Inferno" -- German in-game title
  • "North Sea Inferno" -- German (edited) version

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 15 out of 100 15
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1990 14 out of 100 14
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1990 13 out of 100 13

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Trivia

There was a German version available - it was sold under a different name ("North Sea Inferno"), enemies would just vanish when shot. Also, you only had half as many lives and there were a lot less enemy encounters.
Contributed to by Quapil (4742), Biermann (42) and phlux (4143)