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Top Gun

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.7
ZX Spectrum
...
3.2
Commodore 64
...
3.6
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Description

The Tom Cruise film featured an F-14 Tomcat plane, and this licensed game recreates this. Viewed from the cockpit in full 3D, the game is a straight head-to-head duel, against another player or the computer. You are armed with missiles (while put you in control of a small target zone, which must reman over your opponent for 3 seconds), flares and cannons (which overheat when overused)- use these more wisely than your opponent. Pay attention to speed and altitude too. The computer has 3 planes to throw at you, of which the last is the toughest, while each player in a 2-player game also has 3 'lives'.

Screenshots

Top Gun ZX Spectrum The mission started with 3 lives, now there are only two and nothing has been shot down. From here the game goes back to the two planes taking off from the deck of their carriers
Top Gun ZX Spectrum Player one is looking for the enemy while the computer has engaged the target
Top Gun Amstrad CPC I have him in sight
Top Gun Atari ST Seeing each other in mid-air

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Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Mar, 1987 61 out of 100 61

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Trivia

On June 30, 1988, Top Gun was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

The original Spectrum version was incompatible with the +2A and +3 models. The Hit Squad reissue does work, but without the music.
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