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Most of the fundamentals of this game work in a similar way to Desert Strike. You pilot a helicopter or a three-barreled tank through 14 increasingly tough multi-phase missions, each of which is preceded by a full briefing and a shopping phase.

Before each phase you can enter the shop and upgrade your weaponry, paying with golden medals gathered during previous phases. Your starting weapons are the chain gun and rockets/tank shells. Every weapon has three upgrade levels. After that, you can decide how much ammunition for each weapon you want to load into your vehicle's weapon bays, switch between the tank and the chopper (which can only be done between phases, and some of them don't give you the choice), choose one of the three special weapons and adjust the fuel/armor/speed characteristics. All these preparations are surprisingly complex for a shooter like this, and a bad configuration can make the game really hard (no fuel in the middle of the desert, or a paper-thin armor are just two examples).

Missions are set in the desert and jungle as well as over the sea and in snowy regions. Most often your objectives are, obviously, to seek and destroy, while performing some rescue operations and gathering as much powerups as you can. The powerups consist of ammunition, fuel, medals, and others. A scanner is installed into the vehicle to guide you, as is a mapping system and a limited shield.

Unusually, the game only scrolls vertically even though you have full directional movement. When you rotate the direction the ground moves underneath you, ensuring a more realistic effect and smartly mimicking motion effects.


Seek and Destroy DOS In-game
Seek and Destroy DOS In-game
Seek and Destroy Amiga CD32 Credits.
Seek and Destroy DOS Apache One is down!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Seek & Destroy" -- Amiga title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Feb, 1994 83 out of 100 83
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS May 03, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 7.9 out of 10 79
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Amiga CD32 Gamer Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 6 out of 10 60
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1996 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Contributed to by Martin Smith (66870) and IJan (1999)