DOS - 1995
Also released on: Windows - Mac
Description of Apache
Digital Integration's first successful foray into the helicopter simulator market was very successful.
Sporting a very realistic flight model which could be dumbed down to beginner levels, Apache Longbow had everything. The cockpit is very realistic as well as the weapons modelling. However, two problems existed in this game.
First, the graphics, while very clear in their SVGA glory, couldn't actually produce the rolling landscape an helicopter uses, having you stuck in some plains, with a hill here and there, and the occasional valley.
Second, there is no texture mapping, just simple shaded polygons. While this didn't bother me, some people were spoiled by the latter AH-64D Longbow from Jane's, which had rolling terrain, texture mapping and better sound.
The sound is nothing exceptional, but not terrible by any means. What one has in this game is a very immersive helicopter sim, whose strong points are flight modelling, the mission planer (straight from Tornado) and the ability to connect with other games (namely Hind). Later, DI added 3DFX support in a patch that can be downloaded from various sites. This improved graphic quality a bit, and bumped up the frame rate considerably.
If you get Hind, be sure to check this one out, because it you put up the two games head to head, you will have a blast. Similar games include Longbow 2, Team Apache and Apache Havoc.
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Comments and reviews
Clean Shirt 2018-12-27 0 point
Just FYI this wasn't DI's first helicopter game - they also produced the very successful Tomahawk, also based on the Apache, in 1985.
SoKoMoK 2017-10-15 3 points DOS version
You can set sound on "Preferences", compare settings with DosBox's Sound Blaster params. I also have a problem: chaingun is totaly ineffective, it can't destroy anything.
the dude 2017-02-24 1 point
i need help please i don`t know how to find the imgmount/virt cd....the best i can do is run it without any sound :(
the dude 2017-02-24 0 point DOS version
can`t get the sound to work i need a imgmount cue and i don`t know were to find it :(
Xtra gamer 2015-04-13 0 point DOS version
well...its a nice looking 3D game for the mid 90's the gameplay is quiet fun, so its good
Ragerin 2014-08-23 2 points DOS version
Seems really great, but I can't get the sound working! :-(
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- Year: 1995
- Publisher: Digital Integration Ltd., Imagineer Co., Ltd., Interactive Magic, Inc., Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd., iEntertainment Network, iEntertainment Network Inc.
- Developer: Digital Integration Ltd.