Hellfire Zone



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With Hellfire Zone, Gametek gives gamers a taste of the past. Developed by Panoramic Software, the game is basically what Choplifter was on the Commodore 64 in the mid-80's. However, instead of using 2D graphics like the original, Hellfire Zone features 3D textured graphics (320 x 400) which really makes it visually stunning.

You are a pilot of an advanced attack helicopter whose goal is to rescue prisoners deep behind enemy lines. A wide range of enemy vehicles will await you from ground units like tanks and soldiers to air units such as airfighters and heavy-armed choppers.

In Choplifter, you could only move your chopper from left to right, and up or down. Hellfire Zone uses an external 360 degree rotational view which gives a realistic control of the helicopter and provides you with a different perspective.

Of course, to accomplish your missions you need powerful weaponry. Armed with chain guns and missiles (stinger fire and forget, etc...), you will have to destroy enemy strongholds to rescue your comrades held prisoners. Your missions will bring you into different locations with various flying conditions to perform deadly attacks on ground targets or enemy airplanes. Extra weapons can be picked up by landing close to objects, but it is wise to look around to avoid enemy units who could easily take advantage of your momentary immobility.

Overall, Hellfire Zone promises to be a fun game with loads of action. Choplifter's fans like me could see in Hellfire Zone, some sort of sequel with improved graphics and gameplay and a stunning cinematic introduction for a very attractive price of 24.99 pounds.

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System Requirements:

386 DX-33 MHz or higher,
Min 4Mb memory,
MS-DOS 5.0 or later,
Hard drive required,
Double speed CD-ROM drive or faster,
256-color SVGA video graphic card.

Creative Labs Sound Blaster and compatibles.

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