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Combat Lynx

aka: Combat Lynx: 3D Helicopter Simulation, Combat Lynx: Air to Ground-Battle Simulation

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Home Computing Weekly ( ) (100%)

Even on the easiest of the four levels your task is extremely difficult, which can make Combat Lynx very frustrating. If you want a challenging, complex strategy game then this is a must.

Dec 4th, 1984 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Crash! (88 out of 100) (88%)

Combat Lynx is both simulation and shoot em up games in one. The 3D effect created by using contour line graphics tends to give it a more technical feel, so more like a simulation, but on the other hand there are lots of jets and enemy helicopters whizzing around and ground forces shooting at you which gives the game its instant playability appeal. Once you get the hang of coping with everything, it’s possible to play a game of high strategy which evolves not only arcade skills but those of forward planning. For people who enjoy strategical type games, Combat Lynx should provide hours and hours of fun, while for those who prefer something instant and fast — choose skill level 4 and hang onto your hats! Generally the graphics are most impressive, with a few attribute problems when objects are about to become hidden but these are minor in what is otherwise an engaging and challenging game.

Nov 1984 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Sinclair User (8 out of 10) (80%)

The game is too much of a simulation. Beginners will find it difficult to get anything within their sights and flying the helicopter without an enemy to hound you will prove that Combat Lynx is for the dedicated performer who likes to impress friends with displays of dexterity at the keyboard. Arcade gamers might find it tedious because of the lack of immediate excitement. If, however, you are a level-headed player who likes to take time in developing skills Combat Lynx will pay off.

Dec 1984 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Your Sinclair (5 out of 10) (50%)

[Re-release] Trouble is, Combat Lynx has long been superseded by the likes of Gunship, which, if you're into this sort of game, should be at the top of your shopping list. If you're not a multi-millionaire, though, Combat Lynx is a just-about acceptable alternative.

Jan 1989 · ZX Spectrum · read review

Your Spectrum (6 out of 15) (40%)

The screen shows your flight instruments and a rather peculiar view of your helicopter. It's strange because, although you can fly in any direction, the view of the landscape is always North, South, East or West, with the helicopter graphic turning through up to 45 degrees. When you turn far enough, the screen blacks out and re-draws with the landscape turned through 90 degrees. These factors neatly conspire to turn what is basically a very good game into a mess.

Dec 1984 · ZX Spectrum · read review

MicroHobby N/A

Un buen juego, entretenido y bien planteado en todos sus detalles, que no tiene nada que ver con los simuladores de vuelo convenionales.

Nov 13th, 1984 · ZX Spectrum · read review

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Critic reviews added by S Olafsson, lights out party, Kic'N, Karlsterio Kovas.