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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 Two Player Mode
Return Fire Windows Level selector screen, there are a few odd maps in the game
Return Fire Windows The Tank
Return Fire Windows Title screen, is that a purple butterfly on the brown tank

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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
Power Play Jun, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 67 out of 100 67
High Score Sep, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2.5 out of 5 50
GameSpot Sep 19, 1996 4.7 out of 10 47
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 (2473)
Jun 14, 2007

Trivia

The game features a classic music score, including Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries when using the helicopter (think Apocalypse Now), In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg with the ASV and Mars - The Bringer of War by Gustav Holst for the tank. The jeep features two songs: Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the popular William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini when a flag is being carried.

The introduction is a piece from Verdi's Dies Irae and the player is greeted by a portion of Handel's Hallelujah chorus from his Messiah oratorio when completes a level.

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Rebel_lord (34) added Return Fire (Windows) on Jan 14, 2001
Other platforms contributed by greatguru (115) and Opipeuter (16479)