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Dive Bomber (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

In World War 2, the Bismarck battleship has been dominant thus far. Armed with torpedoes and a machine gun, can you destroy the Bismarck with a well-aimed torpedo and turn the tide of WW2 in the Allies' favour? Find out is this flight simulation and strategy game.

How you complete the task is largely up to you. You will need to deal with the plane's instruments, to take off, and plan which areas of the sky you patrol in the search for the Bismarck. There are four distinct instrument panels to control engineer, navigator and gunner functions as well as the main flight controls. Statistics on how much of each enemy's fleet you destroy are kept.

Screenshots

Dive Bomber ZX Spectrum On-board
Dive Bomber ZX Spectrum Main menu
Dive Bomber ZX Spectrum Crashed
Dive Bomber ZX Spectrum Everything fired up to fly

Alternate Titles

  • "Night Raider" -- European title

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User Reviews

Nail-biting action! Stephen M (24) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1988 69 out of 100 69
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1988 690 out of 1000 69

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Trivia

Bismarck

The game is based on story surrounding The Bismarck in World War II. The Bismarck is one of the largest and biggest Naval Ship ever built for the German Navy. It was first launched in February 14, 1939 but was truly completed (finishing touches) in March, 1941...by then was the world's most powerful fighting ship in the Northern Atlantic and was a serious priority threat to the Allied Naval Command. It's crew consisted of 2,300 officers and men.

Awards

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

Kabushi (122912) added Dive Bomber (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 11, 2004
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