11/16/2010

Amiga: Wings of Fury (1988)

Who wants to be on vacation? Maybe somewhere in the pacific... on one of those paradisal islands? Blue skies and beautiful beaches surrounded by turquoise waters? You get all that and more in...


Wings of Fury


Of course, there is always a drawback. Once you reach your destination, USS Wasp, you will be piloting a F6F "Hellcat". You have now gone back in time and find yourself in the middle of World War II. I admit, it is not going to be a relaxing time, try to see it as adventure vacation.


Your goal is to defeat all Japanese forces, by destroying their bunkers, turrets and barracks. It is a nasty job, sometimes they will leave the bunker, after getting hit by one of your bombs and you will have to take every single one of them out, either by machine-gunning them or dropping more bombs. They run and scream but do not feel intimidated, you are just following your orders!

select your deadly freight and ...

... get airborne
This seams easy. But it is not. Be prepared, the enemy will take counter-measures in order to destroy your aircraft. The bunkers open fire, interceptors will take off from enemy carriers or one of the islands and you always seem to be running out of fuel. Luckily, you can reload at your carrier and return to battle.

heavily damaged Hellcat

All in all, Wings of Fury is perfectly entertaining. There is nothing, that will bug you and make you quit the game after 5 minutes. Even though the steering and especially the lading procedure needs a bit of practice, it is manageable after a few tries.


In case you want to feel like Chuck Norris, the cheat for unlimited planes and ammo is: COLINWASHERE [before spawning your Hellcat] then M [ammo], P [lives], D [no damage], F [fuel], C [switch weapons].

Do not stay away from your carrier too long, or they might try to sink it ;-)

25 comments:

  1. i loveee your blog,,visit mine..

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  2. broderbund had some decent games

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  3. this game looks so cool goddammit i want it now!! :D

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  4. Man I've never heard of this game! It looks pretty cool. I love the side scroller shoot em ups... so much fun.

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  5. rofl I was imagining some extremely scenic locales from your first paragraph. The game does a very poor job of making me feel like I'm on vacation!!!

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  6. Ah yes, Broderbund. The company that brought us many of the Carmen Sandiago games. Good stuff.

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  7. i didn't knew this game, although i know lots of oldie games..
    my favorite was raptor... lol

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  8. the game is clearly awesome :p thanks for remembering it to me :)

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  9. That game reminds me of another piloting game I used to play a long time ago, Turn and Burn No Fly Zone I believe it was.

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  10. The games that came out around the time I was born don't look nearly as bad as I expected them to.

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  11. one of the best flying games !

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  12. Dive bombing in Battlefield 1942 is what I thought of while I read your post. Wings of Fury looks like a terrific game.

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  13. this looks funny :)

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  14. looks a bit like top gun

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  15. Never played this game... Sounds fun though

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  16. I never played this game because the only airplane game I ever tried to play when I was younger always ended up in crashing!!

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  17. Those were the times :)

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  18. Of Pericles, to rage the city turn, Following!

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