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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.


Flight of the Intruder Atari ST A different view from the plane
Flight of the Intruder Atari ST Arming one of the planes
Flight of the Intruder Atari ST Enemy in sight
Flight of the Intruder Atari ST Taking of from the aircraft carrier

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Alternate Titles

  • "Phantom Air Mission" -- European NES title
  • "FOTI" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Flight of the Intruder: The Air War in Vietnam" -- DOS Action Sixteen release tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Oct, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ST Action Mar, 1993 91 out of 100 91
ST Format Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Oct, 1991 90 out of 100 90
The One for ST Games Jun, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ST Action Jan, 1993 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1991 10.4 out of 12 87
Play Time Sep, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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.


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


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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80 (6537) added Flight of the Intruder (Atari ST) on Oct 03, 2003
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