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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 German title screen
Persian Gulf Inferno Amiga Terrorist killed
Persian Gulf Inferno Atari ST Title screen
Persian Gulf Inferno Amiga Introduction

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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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The One Amiga Apr, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1990 9 out of 12 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 5 out of 12 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1990 2.6 out of 12 22
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 15 out of 100 15
Power Play Atari ST Aug, 1990 14 out of 100 14
Power Play Commodore 64 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.

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