Wings of Fury

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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4.2
Sharp X68000
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PC-98
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Description

Wings of Fury is an action game with some minor simulation aspects, in which you are the pilot of an American F6F Hellcat plane. The setting of the game is the Pacific during World War II.

It is your job to defeat the Japanese by destroying enemy bunkers, machine gun nests and barracks on a series of islands. Barracks and gun nests can be bombarded with regular bombs, while you'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers. After a successful bombing run, return to mow down the Japanese soldiers with your machine guns. You also have to sink Japanese battleships with torpedoes and engage in dogfights with enemy fighter planes.

You start each mission by taking off from an aircraft carrier, which you'll have to protect from assaults by Japanese torpedo planes. Whenever you run out of fuel, bombs, rockets or machine gun ammo you can replenish those by returning to your carrier. Your carrier is also the place to repair damage to your plane.

The Gameboy Color version of Wings of Fury has a toned down violence level. You no longer mow down Japanese soldiers with your machine guns, instead you bombard jeeps & trucks. Also missing in this version are the Japanese torpedo planes and the small 1st-person view window. New are some extra manoeuvres for your plane like a barrel roll and a review of your ammo consumption after each mission. Using less ammo than allocated gives you bonus points.

Screenshots

Wings of Fury Sharp X68000 Weapon selection: rockets, bombs or torpedo
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color The ammunition report after a mission is a new feature of the GBC version. The less ammo you use, the more bonus points you'll get
Wings of Fury DOS Coming home after a succesfull mission.
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color Boom! Bang! Boom!

Alternate Titles

  • "Wings" -- Sharp X68000 and PC-98 title
  • "ウイングス" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Sopwith-Deluxe heads for the Pacific. DOS Roedie (5213)
a relative good remake of a great classic! Game Boy Color chromax (20)

Critic Reviews

Raze Amiga Dec, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Tilt Amstrad CPC Mar, 1990 16 out of 20 80
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Aug, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Game Boy Color Mar 10, 2000 6.8 out of 10 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Sep 01, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
X68000 version: what sound do the killed make? 1 lilalurl (778)
Oct 16, 2013

Trivia

On February 29, 1992, Wings of Fury, except the GBC version, was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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