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Seek and Destroy

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
75
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Amiga CD32
74
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DOS
...
3.5
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Description

Most of the fundamentals of this game work in a similar way to Desert Strike. You pilot a helicopter or a three-barreled tank through 14 increasingly tough multi-phase missions, each of which is preceded by a full briefing and a shopping phase.

Before each phase you can enter the shop and upgrade your weaponry, paying with golden medals gathered during previous phases. Your starting weapons are the chain gun and rockets/tank shells. Every weapon has three upgrade levels. After that, you can decide how much ammunition for each weapon you want to load into your vehicle's weapon bays, switch between the tank and the chopper (which can only be done between phases, and some of them don't give you the choice), choose one of the three special weapons and adjust the fuel/armor/speed characteristics. All these preparations are surprisingly complex for a shooter like this, and a bad configuration can make the game really hard (no fuel in the middle of the desert, or a paper-thin armor are just two examples).

Missions are set in the desert and jungle as well as over the sea and in snowy regions. Most often your objectives are, obviously, to seek and destroy, while performing some rescue operations and gathering as much powerups as you can. The powerups consist of ammunition, fuel, medals, and others. A scanner is installed into the vehicle to guide you, as is a mapping system and a limited shield.

Unusually, the game only scrolls vertically even though you have full directional movement. When you rotate the direction the ground moves underneath you, ensuring a more realistic effect and smartly mimicking motion effects.

Screenshots

Seek and Destroy DOS Some night time flying.
Seek and Destroy DOS Main menu
Seek and Destroy Amiga CD32 Title screen.
Seek and Destroy DOS In-game

Alternate Titles

  • "Seek & Destroy" -- Amiga title

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The Press Says

Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 83 out of 100 83
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Joystick (French) Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63154) and IJan (1920)