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F/A-18 Interceptor is a flight simulator in which you can fly either a F-16 Falcon or a F/A-18 Hornet jet. The game is set in the Bay Area; you can either just fly around, perform several maneuvers, or fly one of six missions that are set in the Cold War. In those missions, you have to protect the president's Air Force One, intercept enemy aircraft, rescue a downed pilot, and save the city of San Francisco from being blasted into oblivion by a nuclear cruise missile.


F/A-18 Interceptor Amiga Missile fired
F/A-18 Interceptor Amiga Most missions require taking off from the carrier.
F/A-18 Interceptor Amiga Ejecting !
F/A-18 Interceptor Amiga Enemy fired [external view]

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One of the best Amiga Flight Sims Ken0x (62) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1988 934 out of 1000 93
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Raze Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Zero Nov, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Jul, 1988 7.5 out of 10 75
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Sep, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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If you have more than 512KB RAM, you'll hear a tune by Dave Warhol over the title screen and menu. Without the extra memory, you're limited to the sound you hear during a mission briefing.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #62 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Runner-up Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 16-Bit Simulation Game (reader's vote)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #87 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
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EboMike (3135) added F/A-18 Interceptor (Amiga) on Mar 18, 2003