Description101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy is a turn-based strategy game set during World War II were the player takes command over a troop of 18 units. Every mission starts with a detailed planning phase. There the player chooses his men and equips them. Because this can be a time-consuming task the game offers the option to make these decisions automatically. The last step before starting the mission is to set where the units sit in the plane. This is important because of one unique feature of this game: during the jumps there are randomly generated happenings which are applied to the units, e.g. they get separated, killed or the whole plane gets shot down.
After all surviving units reach the ground the player respectively the AI moves one unit at a time. Every one has a certain amount of action points which decrease with every action, e.g. moving, resting, trading equipment or firing. The goal is always to liberate a certain area accompanied by a few optional tasks which have to be found during the mission. It is also important to note that the game uses fog of war and doesn't tell the player where his other units are. This means he has to orientate himself with a map - if one of the nearby soldiers has one in his equipment. After three days at most the mission ends and the player gets rated.
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- "Die 101. Airborne in der Normandie" -- German title
- "101st Airborne in Normandy" -- Polish title
Part of the Following Group
|This is an AWESOME game with great atmosphere||Richard Arnesen (20)|
|GameSpot||Dec 07, 1998||8.8 out of 10||88|
|GamesFirst!||Jan 01, 2002||80|
|Power Unlimited||Feb, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|PC Zone||Aug 13, 2001||7.3 out of 10||73|
|Score||Nov, 1998||7 out of 10||70|
|Power Play||Oct, 1998||67 out of 100||67|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Feb 22, 1999||60|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Nov 30, 1998||54 out of 100||54|
|GameStar (Germany)||Oct, 1998||41 out of 100||41|
|PC Player (Germany)||Oct, 1998||20 out of 100||20|
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Version DifferencesIn later releases, the "screaming eagle" logo was removed from the box cover, and replaced with a US flag.
Additional information contributed by Kasey Chang