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Red Lightning

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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4.0
Atari ST
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3.5
DOS
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4.0

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 4.0
Atari ST 2 3.5
DOS 1 4.0
Combined MobyScore 4 3.8


The Press Says

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92
AmigaAmiga Computing
The whole war experience is driven by mouse with the aid of pull-down menus. Some annoying features exist, like the inability to change your mind about troop movements, but I suppose if I complain SSI will only say that it adds to the realism of the simulation. The computer is a worthy adversary and does not rely on cheating to bolster its overall strategy. It can occasionally get a bit thrown if you attempt something impossible or unusual, like a massive airlift of troops miles behind enemy lines to cut off supply routes, but it recognises and deals effectively with all the big plays. With such a range of skill levels and great playability, Red Lightning is suitable for both novices and hardened warmongers. SSI has set the standard for strategy games on the Amiga.
90
Atari STAtari ST User
It's easy to be overwhelmed by Red Lightning's mass of information, but it certainly adds to the atmosphere. An interesting game, but definitely for dedicated wargamers only.
90
AmigaAmiga Format
If you like shoot-em-ups or arcade action games, give this one a miss. If, however, you like detailed wargames then Red Lightning has been worth the wait. While this sort of game appeals to a much smaller group of people, those who do have an interest will find it well worth the money. Someone has put a great deal of thought into it, and it really shows: even if there is not a nuke option...
84
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
Red Lightning is probably one of the best presented wargames SSl have produced. I found it a pleasure to use. No obscure, multi-layered menus here. While detail is good, some of the basic research is weak. For example, SSI advocate that the F-117 should perform strike missions. It is designed, solely, for reconnaissance missions, it has about as much strike capability as my big toe. However, even with the odd wrinkle Red Lightning is a quality product.
60
AmigaAmiga Joker
Über denn Sinn oder Unsinn, jedesmal den dritten Weltkrieg heraufzubeschwören, wenn eine Firma ein neues Strategiespiel unter die Leute bringen will, läßt sich mit Sicherheit streiten. Zudem stellt sich die Frage, ob die vorausgesetzte Konfliktsimulation eigentlich noch zeitgemäß ist, die Programmierer bei SSI sind da von der aktuellen Entwicklung wohl doch etwas überrollt worden. Red Lightning also ein weiteres Opfer von Michail Gorbatschows Perestroika-Politik?
40
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
World War III in Central Europe. The game has some interesting concepts (e.g. forward deployment of subordinate units albeit at a cost of added fatigue), but the user-friendliness/ clumsiness of inputs is so awkward as to make the product a tedious chore rather than an interesting or enlightening experience.
40
Atari STComputer Gaming World (CGW)
World War III in Central Europe. The game has some interesting concepts (e.g. forward deployment of subordinate units albeit at a cost of added fatigue), but the user-friendliness/ clumsiness of inputs is so awkward as to make the product a tedious chore rather than an interesting or enlightening experience.