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Comanche: Maximum Overkill is the first helicopter simulator to showcase NovaLogic's Voxel engine, which renders organic and lifelike terrain and realistic looking objects that no other game using polygons could match. It features the Army's experimental RAH-66 Comanche light attack helicopter (LHX).

The game features a simple flight model and allows the player's helicopter to take much more damage than it could in reality. Additionally, weapons on the Comanche feature deadly accuracy and power.

There are over 20 scripted campaign missions, similar to all other NovaLogic simulations.

Of great importance to the international gaming world was the addition of "Voxel Space" by Kyle Freeman. This was the first time DOS gamers were given fully illustrated environments within which to "fly" - shadows and reflections moved in realistic, relative sync with the "pilot" and in relation to a "natural" light source.


Comanche: Maximum Overkill DOS Enemy Helicopter
Comanche: Maximum Overkill DOS White Lightning (German release) credits screen
Comanche: Maximum Overkill DOS Night Mission with Infra-Red
Comanche: Maximum Overkill DOS Enemy tanks

Promo Images

Comanche: Maximum Overkill Magazine Advertisement
Comanche: Maximum Overkill Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "超級卡曼契" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Comanche: Operation White Lightning" -- German title

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User Reviews

Beautiful Graphics, Horrible Simulator SiliconClassics (862) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
The only flight simulator I could ever play... Simon Haller (17) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Game Players Mar, 1993 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Play Time Dec, 1992 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1994 86 out of 100 86
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Jan 21, 2001 5 out of 6 83
The Retro Spirit Dec 16, 2008 5 out of 6 83
PC Joker Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Dec, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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grimbergen (462) added Comanche: Maximum Overkill (DOS) on Oct 03, 2001
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