ATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter (ZX Spectrum)

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ATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter is an action-oriented flight game. The game is set during a war of two unnamed war parties over an unnamed island. The player mans an Lockheed ATF fighter bomber to win the battle.

The goal of every round is to destroy a number of strategic targets. The positions are shown on the jet's on board computer and the player can tackle them in any order. The game is action-oriented in nature, but the player still needs to take care of a few parameters, like a constant speed to avoid crashing or limited fuel and ammo. When resources or health are low (and the jet is near a friendly base), the player can start an automatic landing sequence to refill and repair. On the way to the targets it is either possible to take on enemy jets in direct combat or to fly low to avoid detection. The camera is fixed behind the jet's back.


ATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter ZX Spectrum Analysing war data
ATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter ZX Spectrum He chases me
ATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter ZX Spectrum Weapons select
ATF: Advanced Tactical Fighter ZX Spectrum Fight!

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1988 956 out of 1000 96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 944 out of 1000 94
Your Sinclair Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1988 9.2 out of 12 77
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1988 7 out of 10 70


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Title screen

The plane on the title screen images are based on official Lockheed Martin concept art by Syd Mead, which was also used as the basis for the title image in F29 Retaliator.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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