10/31/2010

Amiga: F/A-18 Interceptor (1988)

After a little break yesterday, I'm back to present you...


...F/A-18 Interceptor


A well-balanced combat flight simulator, that does not require hours of training and reading through hundreds of pages in the instruction manual but is still hard enough to guarantee you hundreds of hours of fun!


Who would have guessed, in the game you pilot the famous F/A-18 Hornet... and even the F-16 is available for free flight mode and mission number 1. Nevertheless, I could never really tell a difference between them in terms of flight quality.


Interceptor is set in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a few notable landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland Bay Bridge, Alcatraz or downtown San Francisco. Frankly, this game would be fun even without the missions! I remember flying around just to explore the area or doing little stunts, like flying under the Golden Gate, climbing as high as possible or messing around with the aircraft carrier. 


But the six missions are also quite enjoyable, although I was never able to successfully complete the last one. Anyhow, Bob Dinnerman - the game designer - states that it is possible to destroy the enemy carrier!


Your jet fighters are equipped with air-to-air missiles, Sidewinders and AMRAAM. If you run out of them, you still have 500 rounds in your Vulcan gatling gun in order to shoot down your enemy. 



31 comments:

  1. I remember my older brother playing this game. I can't seem to like any aviation game besides starfox.

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  2. I've never seen or heard of this. I've never really liked flying games though.

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  3. game sounds awesome, looks like fun.

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  4. the plane looks almost like the space shuttle, cool post

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  5. amazing flight simulator

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  6. pretty cool. Im surprised that it had the memory to allow for such a large scope and freedom for levels

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  7. The graphics are pretty amazing for such an old game.

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  8. Ohhh myy. This is such a good idea for a blog, you definitely are going to be followed closely!

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  9. nice man looks pretty awesome.

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  10. Looks nice for an old game

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  11. I could never really get into games that fly unless it's really "video game"ish. When it's really realistic like that I just can't find the fun, but when I'm blasting people in a space fighter in Battlefront that's a different story. Great article!

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  12. I remember my old Amiga. Lol

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  13. Never played it. Looks like I wish I did though.

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  14. oh damn, I remember that game!

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  15. Looks like something I want to try! Video is very interesting!!

    Still doesn't look as good as Lemmings though... Although NOTHING could beat that anyways!

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  16. Oh man, I totally forgot that this existed. Loving your posts.

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  17. makes me tthink of that classic f-10 raptor game lol

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  18. i like it..very interesting..:))

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