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Red Lightning is an operational level wargame of a potential conflict in central Europe between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. It's a game of a hypothetical World War III in the early 1990's. As the Soviet player, the mission is to sweep aside NATO forces and capture the Ruhr. As the NATO commander, the mission is to stop the Russion invasion.


Red Lightning Amiga Main screen
Red Lightning DOS Weather report
Red Lightning DOS Political report
Red Lightning DOS Main screen

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Red Lightning Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Red Lightning: An Operational Game of World War III" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Sep, 1989 84 out of 100 84
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1989 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1989 7.5 out of 12 62
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Compute's Amiga Resource Amiga Feb, 1990 9 out of 20 45
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Sep, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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