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101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy

aka: 101st Airborne in Normandy, Die 101. Airborne in der Normandie

Description official descriptions

101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy is a turn-based strategy game set during World War II were the player takes command over a troop of 18 units. Every mission starts with a detailed planning phase. There the player chooses his men and equips them. Because this can be a time-consuming task the game offers the option to make these decisions automatically. The last step before starting the mission is to set where the units sit in the plane. This is important because of one unique feature of this game: during the jumps there are randomly generated happenings which are applied to the units, e.g. they get separated, killed or the whole plane gets shot down.

After all surviving units reach the ground the player respectively the AI moves one unit at a time. Every one has a certain amount of action points which decrease with every action, e.g. moving, resting, trading equipment or firing. The goal is always to liberate a certain area accompanied by a few optional tasks which have to be found during the mission. It is also important to note that the game uses fog of war and doesn't tell the player where his other units are. This means he has to orientate himself with a map - if one of the nearby soldiers has one in his equipment. After three days at most the mission ends and the player gets rated.



Credits (Windows version)

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Average score: 63% (based on 19 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

This is an AWESOME game with great atmosphere

The Good
The game that made me join the staff of shrapnelgames.

This game had great atmosphere, an incredible amount of research (lots of detail), a kick butt AI and more

The Bad
The interface needs some work and can get slow in places.

The Bottom Line
Buy it, you won't regret it...

Windows · by Richard Arnesen (19) · 2000



Most of the game faces are actual testers, fans, and developers of the game.

Version Differences

In later releases, the "screaming eagle" logo was removed from the box cover, and replaced with a US flag.

Additional information contributed by Kasey Chang

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  • MobyGames ID: 1705


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Richard Arnesen.

Additional contributors: Rantanplan, Havoc Crow (formerly JudgeDeadd), Patrick Bregger.

Game added June 19th, 2000. Last modified September 20th, 2023.