DescriptionReturn Fire is the spiritual successor to Fire Power and it fits in both the strategy and action genres. You can take control of one of 4 vehicles, a jeep, helicopter, tank, and a missile launching vehicle (but actually called The Armoured Support Vehicle (ASV).
There are two ways to win, the easier one would be to capture the enemy's flag by bringing it to your bunker with the frail Jeep. This is the main objective. The other way to win is to destroy your enemy, a secondary objective.
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|Simple concept, brilliant execution: designers take note.||kyuzo (21)|
|Seek and Destroy!||Kurt Murphy (5)||unrated|
|One of my all time favourites||James Walter (274)||unrated|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jul, 1996||100|
|The Retro Spirit||Dec 23, 2005||5 out of 6||83|
|Retro Archives||Jul 08, 2021||16.25 out of 20||81|
|Power Play||Jun, 1996||73 out of 100||73|
|PC Joker||Jun, 1996||69 out of 100||69|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jun, 1996||60|
|High Score||Sep, 1996||3 out of 5||60|
|Computer Games Magazine||1996||2.5 out of 5||50|
|GameSpot||Sep 19, 1996||4.7 out of 10||47|
|Privat Computer PC||1996||46 out of 100||46|
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|Strategy Guide||5||Guy Chapman (1997)
Jul 06, 2007
|Map editor||2||Daniel Saner (3423)
Jun 14, 2007
1001 Video GamesThe 3DO version of Return Fire appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Cancelled Saturn versionFollowing the release of the game on the 3DO and Playstation systems, a version was planned for release on the Sega Saturn. Developer Prolific ported the code over and in fact even completed the game. However at that time, a version of the Sega Saturn system named the "Hi-Saturn" and manufactured by Hitachi was released. The system wasn't always compatible with existing games and so Prolific was asked to make sure the upcoming Return Fire would be compatible with this variant of the system. While making the necessary changes for the Hi-Saturn, the Sega Saturn's future as a profitable platform came under doubt and Return Fire, already finished, was canceled.
In 2003, SEGA-Saturn.net began to do research on unreleased games and contacted Prolific about the title. They were sent a fully functional Sega Saturn CD version of the game to test.
More information can be found at http://www.sega-saturn.net/returnfire.htm
MusicThe game features a classic music score, including Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries when using the helicopter (think Apocalypse Now), In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg with the ASV and Mars - The Bringer of War by Gustav Holst for the tank. The jeep features two songs: Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the popular William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini when a flag is being carried.
The introduction is a piece from Verdi's Dies Irae and the player is greeted by a portion of Handel's Hallelujah chorus from his Messiah oratorio when completes a level.
Pause ScreenThe pause screen is a US Army Recruiting poster/ad.
References in moviesThis game makes a cameo appearance in the Pauly Shore movie In the Army Now.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- February 1995 (Issue 67) - Game of the Month (3DO version)
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Return Fire (Information about Return Fire at Wikipedia)
Rebel_lord (40) added Return Fire (Windows) on Jan 14, 2001
Credits (35 people)
18 developers, 17 thanks
Mark Beaumont, Markus Breyer, Sharon Cole, H. Perry Dahm, Ron DeRuyter, Tracy Egan, Dan Van Elderen, Scott Gamel