Air Cavalrya game by Synergistic Software
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Love the smell of napalm in the mornin' 'cause it smells like vict'ry? Quit watchin' Apocalypse Now and saddle up your chopper, pardner. Solid gameplay and effects make Air Cavalry a war worth winning.
Fans of Desert Strike will like this shooter. Hostile forces have again swarmed into three of the world's hot spots -- the Middle East, Central America, and Indonesia -- and you must cool them off. Using a behind-the-chopper view, you fly three types of helicopters, each armed with its own array of missiles and guns, against tanks, anti-aircraft batteries, and supply trucks. The action's simpler than the more strategic Strike games, but it's still fun, especially in the two-player Versus mode.
- Oops! Be careful that a friendly helicopter isn't in the area when you fire a missile.
- Conserve your best weapons. Don't waste missiles on enemy trucks when simple gunfire will destroy them.
- Keep swerving as you attack, and you'll avoid the onrvshing enemy fire.
If you like high-performance flying, you may be disappointed by these controls. The choppers aren't that fast, and they don't fly very high. They do fly in reverse, though, and their performance worsens as they take damage.
War Is Heli
The graphics and sounds are solid, though they're not dazzling. Mode 7 rotation smoothly spins the landscapes underneath you, and colorful explosions reward direct hits. The chopper's gauges, however, take up half the screen, limiting the battle's visual impact in the one-player game. The sounds are fine initially, highlighted by "Ride of the Valkyries" and pilot voices. They get old fast, unfortunately.
Easy targeting and non- moving enemies make this a better game for rookies than veterans. Whatever your rank, if you're looking for a solid shooter, Air Cavalry comes to the rescue.