Title Jungle Strike Game Type General Action Players 1 Compatibility All HD Installable Yes (with Patch) Company Hyperion Software Produced by Electronic Arts Submission Stuart B. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Review The sequel to Desert Strike, Jungle Strike strives to take the game further. Which it does in a way, it is just as exciting to play, but there is a lack of `polish' compared to Desert Strike, almost as if someone was just in a hurry to produce a sequel and cash in before the miggy went the way of the ST. The `feel' of the helicopter just lacks something in the movement, and it doesn't tilt forwards/backwards according to the direction your flying in, just little things like - Not being able to use a second fire button to change weapons (Which you could in Desert Strike) and that's about it, but it's these niggles which spoil the feel of what is a brilliant game. If you've not played either game, we're talking about flying a nicely animated helicopter over a fairly large and well drawn forced perspective map, on a variety of missions including Seek and Destroy, Rescue etc. Hit the fire button and start your Campaign. Don't bother changing Co-Pilots as Mike is the Best you've got, until later on in the game when you hopefully Rescue a better one!. I won't say much about the missions, just a brief overview of Campaign 1 to give an idea of how the game progresses, with each mission being slightly harder to complete, the learning curve throughout the entire game is smooth, so you won't suddenly find a point you just can't get by. Campaign 1 sees you in Washington, where you have to protect monuments, find a terrorist leader (Who is one of a faction of terrorists who have taken over Government buildings), stop some car bombs blowing up Embassies in the City. Which you really need to check the map for (F10 - use the Joystick or cursor keys to navigate through the options) as if you don't approach just right, it's goodbye Embassy. Rescue an agent, escort the President's limo and capture a sniper for valuable information. All in all a busy first level, and further Campaigns are not picnics either. Through the game, you'll have the chance to pilot a Hovercraft and an F117A, the hovercraft is fun, but like all the missions, keep an eye on your stores. Pay particular attention to your fuel level, it may just be my opinion, but when it warns you that your fuel is low, it's usually too late! On some Campaigns it is a matter of selecting the best route to use, to make the most of the sparse supplies of Fuel and Ammo. On more than one occasion I cursed myself for destroying an enemy Tank with slightly too much aggression, causing me to destroy the armour or fuel that is left behind when you taken the vehicle more delicately. There are hidden stores throughout the game, and a speed winch which will allow you to grab those stores much more quickly, but as you progress through the campaigns you will find that these become more difficult to find. You will find yourself starting this game over and over again, not because you didn't avoid enemy gun fire, but usually because you ran out of fuel, or ran into a building.. Picture it, your flying along in a snow covered expanse, you rattle the stick hard left to swing round for a shot, but the momentum carries you in the same direction you were headed.. And bang, you collide with a water tower. The momentum can be used to your advantage, to swing round enemy missile Launchers and turn the chopper round to get a shot in and without losing much momentum, avoid the incoming missile while not missing him with yours. This game is definitely one to have, even if you have Desert Strike, you won't be disappointed. You may miss being able to strafe like you could in DS, yet will find yourself engrossed in each Campaign. I had heard that there was an AGA version. Unfortunately, I have never seen it, though I really would like to compare them if there was. Now, who'll give me the Source for Soviet Strike, there's no reason why that couldn't be made to run. Have fun.