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The original 8-bit predecessor to the now better known F-19 Stealth Fighter. Take control of a top secret classified Lockheed F-19 and fly missions in Libya, the Persian Gulf, Scandinavia, and Central Europe, with a variety of selectable mission parameters such as rules of engagement, escalation of conflict, risk, type of target, and skill levels with regards to landing and fighting.

Similar in scope and design to F-19 Stealth Fighter, but otherwise a completely different game, with graphics and physics more aligned with the capabilities of Gunship than with its 16-bit remake, completely lacking its speed, polygonal complexity, and features such as external chase camera, tactical views, and side/rear views. According to original co-designer Arnold Hendrick, "The only thing borrowed from the C64 would be the game scenario concepts, military equipment research data, and perhaps some flight dynamics algorithms".

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Project Stealth Fighter Commodore 64 Arming the plane
Project Stealth Fighter ZX Spectrum Take that, Libya!
Project Stealth Fighter ZX Spectrum Punishment for failure is one step above cleaning the toilets
Project Stealth Fighter Commodore 64 Beginning a mission at night

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Alternate Titles

  • "F-19 Stealth Fighter" -- ZX Spectrum in-game title

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Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 4 out of 4 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 96 out of 100 96
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 93 out of 100 93
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 863 out of 1000 86
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Commodore 64 Apr, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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