Return Fire

Critic Score User Score
3DO
83
3.6
PlayStation
77
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 Windows Watch out for enemy turrets.
Return Fire Windows The Mineland, you only have a jeep at your disposal.. what a cruel joke
Return Fire Windows Take that!
Return Fire Windows Retrieve the flag with the jeep

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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

Consoles Plus 3DO Mar, 1995 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (US) 3DO Apr, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
All Game Guide 3DO 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Windows Jun, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Electric Playground 3DO 2000 7.25 out of 10 72
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic 3DO Feb 13, 2006 C 50
GameSpot Windows Sep 19, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 12, 2009 C- 42

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Strategy Guide 5 Guy Chapman (1744)
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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