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Description

The seven missions featured in this simulation of F-15 flight are all real-life missions the plane was originally used in. They take place in the Middle East and Asia during the 1970s and early 1980s, and have air and ground targets to destroy. You have machine guns, guided missiles and bombs at your disposal. There is an arcade mode and 3 further difficulty levels. The game features 3 enemy aircraft and 3 types of enemy SAMs.

Screenshots

F-15 Strike Eagle Apple II Main Menu
F-15 Strike Eagle MSX No targets in sight (MSX1)
F-15 Strike Eagle MSX Flying up-side down (MSX2).
F-15 Strike Eagle Amstrad CPC Title and credits

Promo Images

F-15 Strike Eagle Magazine Advertisement
F-15 Strike Eagle Magazine Advertisement
F-15 Strike Eagle Magazine Advertisement
F-15 Strike Eagle Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "F-15 Strike Eagle: The Combat Fighter Simulation" -- UK tag-lined title (C64)
  • "F-15 Strike Eagle: Jet Fighter Simulation" -- Japanese tag-lined title (PC-98)
  • "F-15 Strike Eagle: Hold Onto Your Headgear - This F-15 Is For Real!" -- UK tag-lined title (Atari 8-bit)
  • "F-15 Strike Eagle: America's #1 Jet Fighter Simulation" -- Tag-lined title (PC Booter 1997 US release)
  • "F-15 ストライクイーグル" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Tilt PC Booter Dec, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1987 815 out of 1000 82
Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 3 out of 4 75
ST Action Atari ST Jul, 1988 64 out of 100 64
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 25, 2008 C 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1988 39 out of 100 39
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Dec, 1984 Unscored Unscored

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1987 release date source? 5 Rwolf (19341)
Feb 26, 2015

Trivia

Arcade mode

For the severely coordination-challenged, there is an arcade mode in the game. It differs from the regular mode in that it does not allow banking; rudder turns only. If the player got hit into a slight bank, they're stuck in that bank.

F-15

In real-life, the F-15 is a land-based aircraft, but apparently not in this sim, as the player can takeoff and land on a carrier.

Graphics

F-15 Strike Eagle is one of the few games to support EGA's nearly-unknown 160x200x16 mode.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims (Check 'em out)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1985 (Vol. 5.5) - Action Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
Information also contributed by Kasey Chang.
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3229), Raphael (1261), Infernos (35745), Kabushi (257509), Martin Smith (78234) and Terok Nor (32112)
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