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Harpoon Classic '97 is a revised version of traditional Harpoon Classic which is in turn, based on Larry Bond's original and very popular Harpoon board-game from 1980. The core gameplay is top-down (map and menu based) ultra-realistic strategic naval warfare wrapping around scenarios in 4 different theatres (North Atlantic, Greenland/Iceland, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf/Mediterranean).

New features in this release are the Windows 95 playability (cleaner interface), improved artwork and effects, along with 50 new missions. Additional updated ships and planes are also included.


Harpoon Classic '97 Windows A Tomahawk attack is launched in the Persian Gulf.
Harpoon Classic '97 Windows Changing a aircraft loadout in an EC2000 scenario.
Harpoon Classic '97 Windows Checking details of a carrier group in a GIUK scenario.
Harpoon Classic '97 Windows A staff note pops up in the tutorial mission.

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User Reviews

The best naval strategy game ever published. Rick Jones (111) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla 1997 82 out of 100 82
Reset Jun, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Subsim 1998 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1997 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Corn Popper (69397) added Harpoon Classic '97 (Windows) on Jan 24, 2003
Other platforms contributed by rstevenson (855)