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AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder (Windows)

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Following the events in AirStrike 2, the N.I.T.O. terrorists are at it again and have set up a brand new base of operations and developed a new kind of explosives. They can not be allowed to have the advantage and so they will be invaded. The attack to destroy their facilities will come from a heavy battle helicopter and it's pilot, who will enter the enemy territory and destroy their equipment.

AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder follows the same standard gameplay as previous games: It is a vertical shooter that can be changed between an angled 3-D mode and a top-down 2-D mode. The player chooses from among 3 different helicopters, rated on Speed and Armor. Then it's flying into battle where the helicopter can move along the bottom half of the playing area and fire directly in front of it with the primary weapon, or fire missiles. Power-ups take the shape of 10 different primary weapon types, 5 missile types and 15 other bonuses. The player can destroy squadrons of enemy air vessels as well as ground-based facilities.

There are 24 levels total and over 100 different types of enemy units, which include 2 bosses. The levels will feature 5 different types of terrain at different types of day and weather.

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AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder Windows I like the rail gun. It's slow but very powerful.
AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder Windows Safely landed and another mission ended successfully.
AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder Windows Going down! Mayday Mayday!
AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder Windows This level has many ground enemies. I'm glad that the weapons don't make a difference between ground and air.

Alternate Titles

  • "AirStrike II: Grom w Zatoce" -- Polish title
  • "Air Strike 3D II: Gulf Thunder" -- Title Screen title

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Out Of Eight Aug 19, 2005 6 out of 8 75
Krawall Gaming Network Jul 05, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Binary Joy Nov 10, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Powerplay Jul, 2005 67 out of 100 67
4Players.de Jun 29, 2005 63 out of 100 63
Game Captain Jul 10, 2005 58 out of 100 58
GameCell UK 2005 5 out of 10 50
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jun 30, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2007 36 out of 100 36

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WildKard (12149) added AirStrike II: Gulf Thunder (Windows) on Oct 27, 2006