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Strike Force Harrier (Atari ST)

Strike Force Harrier Atari ST Loading screen


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Rod Hyde was always determined to produce the most realistic and advanced flight simulations ever, and this early attempt at recreating the Harrier is an example of that. There are 3 skill levels, as well as two practice modes - one for the rudiments of flight and the other for combat. The action-centered nature of the title means that it can be seen as an advanced shoot 'em up rather than a pukka flight simulator.

Acquiring a lock on enemy planes and tanks is made easier by the advanced targeting technology of the planes, and escaping enemy fire is aided by the vectored thrust system. Shooting out the tanks clears ground space to set up your own bases, which must then be defended. VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) is correctly implemented, although more traditional horizontal take-offs should be used when space permits. The full range of weapons are provided; experience will tell you which to use in which situations, based on enemy volume and range.


Strike Force Harrier Atari ST Might hit the trees
Strike Force Harrier Atari ST Nice clouds
Strike Force Harrier Atari ST Loading screen
Strike Force Harrier Atari ST The menu design is very different on 16-bit versions

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Alternate Titles

  • "V/Stol Fighter" -- Japanese title
  • "Harrier Flight Simulator" -- Used on Amiga Workbench loading screen

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Critic Reviews

ST Action Jul, 1988 73 out of 100 73
Happy Computer 1987 63 out of 100 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1988 6 out of 10 60


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Martin Smith (66827) added Strike Force Harrier (Atari ST) on Jul 15, 2005
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