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In Das Hexagon-Kartell the eponymous crime syndicate practically controls the world. So the governments have no other choice than to found a task force, the United Navy, which shall take care of this problem. The player controls a member of the helicopter unit and leads operations against the Hexagon-Kartell in South America, North Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, China and the Pacific.

Every mission starts with the selection of the used helicopter - the game features nine of them: Apache AH-64, Super Cobra, Hind, Sea King, Blackhawk, Belll 222, UH1, MDD 500 and the game-exclusive Witchride. The helicopters have different flight parameters and weaponry, so it is important to choose a appropriate one for every mission. The missions offer a wide variety of goals, e.g. a stealthy destruction of enemy forces, locating convoys or transporting goods. The campaign is mostly non-linear, which means failures don't necessary lead to a game over but change the parameters of the next mission or unlocks an extra mission, e.g. when failing to rescue a crashed pilot the next mission is to rescue him from an enemy camp.

Additionally to the campaign there are 14 training missions available where a real-life instructor of the Federal Armed Forces (German: Bundeswehr) introduces the player to the helicopter flight. The difficulty is stepless adjustable, both in respect of the realism of the flight control and the enemy AI. The auto pilot offers a lot of possibilities, e.g. flying to all way points scarcely over the tree tops, holding the height or landing.


Das Hexagon-Kartell DOS Setup Screen: Audio Hardware Selection.
Das Hexagon-Kartell DOS Installation Title Screen.

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PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Dec, 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker Dec, 1996 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Patrick Bregger (223104) added Das Hexagon-Kartell (DOS) on May 30, 2009