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DescriptionS.D.I. takes place in the year 2017 of an alternate timeline, in which the Soviet Union continued to exist and pose a threat to the countries of the free world. USA launched another Strategic Defense Initiative, its commander-in-chief being General Sloan McCormick. A Soviet extremist group consisting of KGB members has gained control of space launch facilities, and began firing nuclear missiles at America. McCormick must fulfill his duty, but his heart belongs to a woman who is on the opposing side. He controls a space-based fighter, trying to neutralize enemy missiles. Defense satellites must be repaired as well, and enemy bases infiltrated in order to rescue his beloved one and save his nation and the world.
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- "SDI" -- Title Screen title
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|ST/Amiga Format||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||85 out of 100||85|
|Tilt||Amiga||Jun, 1987||16 out of 20||80|
|Commodore User||Amiga||Jun, 1987||7 out of 10||70|
|Happy Computer||Atari ST||1987||68 out of 100||68|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Mar, 1987||8 out of 12||67|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Mar, 1987||8 out of 12||67|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Sep, 1989||57 out of 100||57|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Atari ST||Jun, 1987||Unscored||Unscored|
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TriviaThe manual for the game has a nice section at the end that describes many "wars in space" movies if the reader wants to pursue the genre further. Some of the movies mentioned range from the "Flash Gordon" serials and "Radar Men from the Moon" to the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" series.
Related Web Sites
- AtariMania (Cinemaware, USA, Atari ST) (For Atari ST: game entry database; downloadable release; game packaging; advertisement; manuals; magazine reviews; additional material.)
- Hall of Light (For Amiga: game database entry; digitalised manuals; game packaging; screenshots; additional material.)
- S.D.I. at cinemaware.com (S.D.I.'s entry at the uber-fan site cinemaware.com)
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Encyclopaedic entry for the combined platforms of the game.)
Amiga Credits (9 people)
Sculptured Software Inc.Executive Producer:
Mindscape Inc.Software, manual and package design:
© 1986 Master Designer Software Inc.