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Return Fire

Critic Score User Score
3DO
83
3.6
PlayStation
79
3.4
Windows
64
3.5
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Description

Return Fire is the spiritual successor to Fire Power and it fits in both the strategy and action genres. You can take control of one of 4 vehicles, a jeep, helicopter, tank and a missile launching vehicle (but actually called The Armoured Support Vehicle (ASV).

There are are two ways to win, the easier one would be to capture the enemy's flag by bringing it to your bunker with the frail Jeep. This is the main objective. The other way to win is to destroy your enemy, a secondary objective.

Screenshots

Return Fire 3DO Tank shoots the 3DO logo.
Return Fire Windows Level selector screen, there are a few odd maps in the game
Return Fire Windows The Tank
Return Fire 3DO Out on the field.

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Seek and Destroy! Windows Kurt Murphy (5)
One of my all time favourites Windows James Walter (242)
Simple concept, brilliant execution: designers take note. Windows kyuzo (18)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Apr, 1996 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine 3DO Mar, 1995 86 out of 100 86
MAN!AC 3DO 1994 81 out of 100 81
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Mar, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Windows Jun, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker Windows Jun, 1996 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Windows Sep 19, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Strategy Guide 5 Guy Chapman (1743)
Jul 06, 2007
Map editor 2 Daniel Saner (2595)
Jun 14, 2007

Trivia

Following the release of the game on the 3DO and Playstation systems, a version was planned for release on the Sega Saturn. Developer Prolific ported the code over and in fact even completed the game. However at that time, a version of the Sega Saturn system named the "Hi-Saturn" and manufactured by Hitachi was released. The system wasn't always compatible with existing games and so Prolific was asked to make sure the upcoming Return Fire would be compatible with this variant of the system. While making the necessary changes for the Hi-Saturn, the Sega Saturn's future as a profitable platform came under doubt and Return Fire, already finished, was canceled.

In 2003, SEGA-Saturn.net began to do research on unreleased games and contacted Prolific about the title. They were sent a fully functional Sega Saturn CD version of the game to test.

More information can be found at http://www.sega-saturn.net/returnfire.htm

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