You are separated from your main group of special forces soldiers, but you are not alone. However, you are surrounded. With your trusty radio, and a full arsenal of weapons including a Vulcan cannon, a mortar, your M-16 (with sniper scope), and RPG launcher, you will hold back wave after wave of Vietnamese forces intending to overrun your tiny position. However, it will not be easy, as they will enjoy the help of MiG-21's and even the occasional bombers, as well as plenty of RPGs and lots of human wave attacks. You, on the other hand, can call upon the firepower of howitzer batteries and even some friendly napalm drops, and when available a chopper that drops additional ammo for your fight. How long can you survive?
Vietnam:HCMT is basically an updated version of Beachhead, albeit set in Vietnam. It is best described as "stationary first-person shooter", where you stay still and rotate 360 degrees, engaging enemies from all sides, switching weapons as needed, and hopefully don't run out before the attack is over. The game is divided into separate "missions" with different enemies and time of day.
- "越南战争：胡志明小道" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
- "Vietnam War: Szlak Bohaterów" -- Polish Title
- "Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Trail" -- Internal title used in install screens
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This game is a westernized version of the shooter based on the Chinese Expeditionary force fighting the Japanese Imperial army in Burma in World War II. Exact same setup... one guy in the middle of nowhere, except you're fighting Japanese soldiers, militias, and Japanese tanks/aircrafts.
There's also another games in the "series" where you're a Chinese rebel in occupied Shanghai fighting the Japanese invading army. The results were so popular, they released a "construction set" that shows how the games were built and all the tools used.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Kasey Chang (3658)
on Jul 13, 2004.