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Flight of the Intruder

aka: FOTI, Flight of the Intruder: The Air War in Vietnam
Moby ID: 2637
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Join "Tiger" Cole and "Cool Hands" Grafton as you command the US Naval Aviators over Vietnam. Take on MiGs, AAA, and SAM, and the unforgiving nature of carrier aviation. Configure each plane's loadout for your mission, plan your mission package, then fly your missions. Command multiple sections of planes and switch among them at will. When you're done, you can even try your hand at LANDING on an aircraft carrier.

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Development

The game was in production before the book was published. When the book was a big seller, Mr. Coonts was contacted regarding permission to use his book title on a game. He agreed readily, and even wrote the preface to the manual.

The game was developed in England by Rowan Software, and this makes for a horrible time in beta testing and game patches, as the publisher/tech support is Spectrum HoloByte in Alameda, CA. The beta testers have nicknames for some of the recurring bugs, like "the herringbone". Every couple days they would get a Fedex'ed package from England containing the latest build.

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The original novel Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts that the game was based on was included in the package.

Multiplayer

This game actually supports multiplayer via serial ports, so you can actually dogfight the Phantoms and Intruders in a MiG-21 should you choose to do so. However, there was no separate cockpit art for the MiG... You'll see the F-4 cockpit instead.

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Game added by Kasey Chang.

Amiga, Atari ST added by 80.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Patrick Bregger.

Game added November 24th, 2000. Last modified September 1st, 2023.