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Return Fire (Windows)

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Description

Return Fire is the spiritual successor to Fire Power and it fits in both the strategy and action genres. You can take control of one of 4 vehicles, a jeep, helicopter, tank and a missile launching vehicle (but actually called The Armoured Support Vehicle (ASV).

There are are two ways to win, the easier one would be to capture the enemy's flag by bringing it to your bunker with the frail Jeep. This is the main objective. The other way to win is to destroy your enemy, a secondary objective.

Screenshots

Return Fire Windows Level selector screen, there are a few odd maps in the game
Return Fire Windows Level selector screen, single player level 2 Cross Hair
Return Fire Windows Armored Support Vehicle
Return Fire Windows Two Player Mode

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User Reviews

Seek and Destroy! Kurt Murphy (5) unrated
One of my all time favourites James Walter (242) unrated
Simple concept, brilliant execution: designers take note. kyuzo (18) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Dec 23, 2005 5 out of 6 83
Pelit Jul, 1996 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Jun, 1996 73 out of 100 73
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 67 out of 100 67
High Score Sep, 1996 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2.5 out of 5 50
Privat Computer PC 1996 46 out of 100 46
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Aug, 1996 46 out of 100 46

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Strategy Guide 5 Guy Chapman (1745)
Jul 06, 2007
Map editor 2 Daniel Saner (2472)
Jun 14, 2007

Trivia

Following the release of the game on the 3DO and Playstation systems, a version was planned for release on the Sega Saturn. Developer Prolific ported the code over and in fact even completed the game. However at that time, a version of the Sega Saturn system named the "Hi-Saturn" and manufactured by Hitachi was released. The system wasn't always compatible with existing games and so Prolific was asked to make sure the upcoming Return Fire would be compatible with this variant of the system. While making the necessary changes for the Hi-Saturn, the Sega Saturn's future as a profitable platform came under doubt and Return Fire, already finished, was canceled.

In 2003, SEGA-Saturn.net began to do research on unreleased games and contacted Prolific about the title. They were sent a fully functional Sega Saturn CD version of the game to test.

More information can be found at http://www.sega-saturn.net/returnfire.htm

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Rebel_lord (34) added Return Fire (Windows) on Jan 14, 2001
Other platforms contributed by greatguru (115) and Opipeuter (16448)