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Description

Wings of Fury is an action game with some minor simulation aspects, in which you are the pilot of an American F6F Hellcat plane. The setting of the game is the Pacific during World War II.

It is your job to defeat the Japanese by destroying enemy bunkers, machine gun nests and barracks on a series of islands. Barracks and gun nests can be bombarded with regular bombs, while you'll have to use rockets to take out the concrete bunkers. After a successful bombing run, return to mow down the Japanese soldiers with your machine guns. You also have to sink Japanese battleships with torpedoes and engage in dogfights with enemy fighter planes.

You start each mission by taking off from an aircraft carrier, which you'll have to protect from assaults by Japanese torpedo planes. Whenever you run out of fuel, bombs, rockets or machine gun ammo you can replenish those by returning to your carrier. Your carrier is also the place to repair damage to your plane.

The Gameboy Color version of Wings of Fury has a toned down violence level. You no longer mow down Japanese soldiers with your machine guns, instead you bombard jeeps & trucks. Also missing in this version are the Japanese torpedo planes and the small 1st-person view window. New are some extra manoeuvres for your plane like a barrel roll and a review of your ammo consumption after each mission. Using less ammo than allocated gives you bonus points.

Screenshots

Wings of Fury Amstrad CPC In battle
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color Main menu
Wings of Fury Sharp X68000 Getting ready to take off with the Zero plane, this X68000 version differs from the others as here you play from the Japanese point of view
Wings of Fury Game Boy Color Earned a promotion after a few successful missions

Promo Images

Wings of Fury Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Wings" -- Sharp X68000 and PC-98 title
  • "ウィングス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Sopwith-Deluxe heads for the Pacific. DOS Roedie (5247)
a relative good remake of a great classic! Game Boy Color chromax (190)

Critic Reviews

Zero Amiga Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1990 84 out of 100 84
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Color Mar, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Game Boy Color Jan 06, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Color Jun 01, 2000 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Game Boy Color Mar 10, 2000 6.8 out of 10 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1990 6.2 out of 12 52
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
X68000 version: what sound do the killed make? 1 lilalurl (732)
Oct 16, 2013

Trivia

The EGA mode of the game features only 12 colors, and is also faster than the CGA mode.

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