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S.D.I. takes place in the year 2017 of an alternate timeline, in which the Soviet Union continued to exist and pose a threat to the countries of the free world. USA launched another Strategic Defense Initiative, its commander-in-chief being General Sloan McCormick. A Soviet extremist group consisting of KGB members has gained control of space launch facilities, and began firing nuclear missiles at America. McCormick must fulfill his duty, but his heart belongs to a woman who is on the opposing side. He controls a space-based fighter, trying to neutralize enemy missiles. Defense satellites must be repaired as well, and enemy bases infiltrated in order to rescue his beloved one and save his nation and the world.


S.D.I. Amiga Commanding the US space station,
S.D.I. Amiga Manning the missile defense system! You need to blow that ICBM out of the sky!
S.D.I. DOS Issuing orders
S.D.I. DOS Washington sends an urgent message

Alternate Titles

  • "SDI" -- Title Screen title

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ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Dec, 1988 85 out of 100 85
Tilt Amiga Jun, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Happy Computer Atari ST 1987 68 out of 100 68


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The manual for the game has a nice section at the end that describes many "wars in space" movies if the reader wants to pursue the genre further. Some of the movies mentioned range from the "Flash Gordon" serials and "Radar Men from the Moon" to the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" series.

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