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The story is told quick enough: in 1990, terrorists capture the world's largest oil reserve and threaten to blow up an atomic bomb if their demands are not met. You are (as always) the only hope of mankind and so on.

Persian Gulf Inferno is a side scrolling action/shooting game. You control your character, who is at first equipped with a handgun and two explosives, around the oil rig, shooting terrorists left & right and trying to disarm the bomb before it goes boom. You can of course aquire more weapons like the SPA-S semi shotgun and machine guns.


Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 Your mission begins here, time is running.
Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 Title screen
Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 I need to find some ammunition.
Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 I'm using the elevator.

Promo Images

Persian Gulf Inferno Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "The North Sea Inferno" -- German in-game title
  • "North Sea Inferno" -- German (edited) version

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1990 5 out of 12 42
Power Play May, 1990 13 out of 100 13


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German index

On November 29, 1991, Persian Gulf Inferno was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

German version

In the German version of the game, enemies would just vanish when shot. Also, you only had half as many lives and there were a lot less enemy encounters.

Information also contributed by Xoleras
Quapil (4819) added Persian Gulf Inferno (Commodore 64) on Jul 21, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Biermann (42) and phlux (4338)