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Aliens are draining the energy from the Earth and plan to totally destroy it when they're through. Only Captain Skyhawk and his F-14VTS fighter jet can get rid of these alien invaders.

The game features eight missions which are broken up into different phases. One phase is a vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up which has the action viewed from a top down perspective with a 3D landscape. Players get to destroy enemy installations and bases during this phase. Another phase has gameplay similar to After Burner where the player has to take out enemy aircraft. Another phase has the player carefully docking their aircraft into a space station. The planes weaponry can be upgraded or refilled at these space stations by spending the credits the player has earned by defeating enemy aircraft. After successfully completing all the missions the player has to destroy the final alien space station.


Captain Skyhawk NES Boss battle
Captain Skyhawk NES Title screen
Captain Skyhawk NES Buying stuff between missions
Captain Skyhawk NES Mission explanation

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User Reviews

Fight ruthless aliens... in a modern jetfighter? Multimedia Mike (20410) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Jul, 1991 91 out of 100 91
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jan 24, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Joypad Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
VideoGame Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Raze Sep, 1991 68 out of 100 68 May, 2011 B- 67 Jul 01, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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totalgridlock (92) added Captain Skyhawk (NES) on Feb 03, 2004
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