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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, single player level 2 Cross Hair
Return Fire Windows Watch out for enemy turrets.
Return Fire Windows Retrieve the flag with the jeep
Return Fire Windows The Mineland, you only have a jeep at your disposal.. what a cruel joke

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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
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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
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

1001 Video Games

The 3DO version of Return Fire appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Pause Screen

The pause screen is a US Army Recruiting poster/ad

Related Web Sites

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