DescriptionThe player takes the role of an air pilot who is part of an elite first strike air unit. This unit is tasked with putting a stop to an international crime organization that is building up a military sized force.
In this air combat game, players can choose to play in a training mode, play a mission mode, or have a VS. battle.
Training mode features 3 different missions with players attempting to get as high of a score as possible. VS. battle has 2 players linking up to play a head-to-head battle against each other.
The main mode is the mission mode. Players can choose from 6 different fighter jets which are the F-4E Phantom II, F-14D Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet, F-15E Eagle, F-16C Falcon and the F-22 Raptor (AKA Superstar), each with their own ratings in max speed, endurance, maneuverability, and stability. The game features 12 missions to play through, with objectives such as defending a weapons factory or shooting down a stolen F-16. Each mission completed successfully will reward the player a certain number of credits depending on the difficulty of that mission.
Gameplay involves flying a fighter with a cockpit view. The HUD includes a radar showing the enemy fighters locations plus the number of enemies left. Their is also a rear view mirror which lets the player see if their are any enemy fighters on their tail. Players can fire their air-to-air, air-to-surface, and air-to-ground missiles at enemy units.
Options let the player adjust the difficulty level and change the controls between easy or hard.
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- "サイドワインダーU.S.A." -- Playstation the Best release Japanese spelling
- "Sidewinder USA" -- Playstation the Best release title
- "Sidewinder" -- Japanese title
- "Raging Skies" -- European title
- "サイドワインダー" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Aircraft: F-14 Tomcat
- Aircraft: F-15 Eagle
- Aircraft: F-16 Fighting Falcon
- Aircraft: F-22 Raptor
- Aircraft: F-4 Phantom II
- Aircraft: F/A-18 Hornet
- Lethal Skies / Sidewinder series
- PlayStation the Best series
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|Playmag||Sep, 1996||90 out of 100||90|
|Electric Playground||Sep 19, 1996||7.5 out of 10||75|
|NowGamer||Feb 25, 1997||7.3 out of 10||73|
|All Game Guide||1998||70|
|Mega Fun||Apr, 1996||69 out of 100||69|
|IGN||Nov 21, 1996||6 out of 10||60|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Aug 15, 2001||3 out of 10||30|
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