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Comanche: Maximum Overkill

DOS - 1992

Alt names 超級卡曼契, Comanche: Operation White Lightning
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action, Simulation
Theme Helicopter, Vehicular Combat Simulator
Publisher NovaLogic, Inc.
Developer NovaLogic, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.55 / 5 - 33 votes

Description of Comanche: Maximum Overkill

Twenty-six years after its release, Nova Logic’s “Comanche” remains a thrill to play. If you like combat flight simulators you must get this one immediately! Do not be put off that it is a helicopter sim as most are hampered by control complexity. Unlike them, this game focuses on getting in the air and enjoying the battle.

Back in the 1990s, the real Boeing-Sikorsy RAH-66 Comanche was the US Army’s planned super-heli that never made it out of the development stage. The Army wanted a reconnaissance heli to spot targets for Apache helicopters, ground artillery and high-altitude air strikes. As the project developed, the design added all the exotic technology of the day such as stealth, fly-by-wire, helmet targeting etc.. Ultimately the Comanche went from just a recon platform to a highly-armed ground-target destroyer in its own right. All these added-on capabilities made the cost of the program prohibitively high and caused the Army to walk away.

But in this imagined, virtual battlefield, you and your Comanche reign supreme. The graphic sprites now seem pretty crude and chunky by modern standards. The MIDI music is now dated too. However, the smoothness of the terrain rendering, using the Voxel Space engine, makes all those criticisms disappear. The sound effects themselves are impressive for the DOS Sound-Blaster era. The controls are simple and responsive regardless of your choice of keyboard or joystick. The gameplay features nearly arcade-level simplicity in battle combined with a need for careful thought to determine the best approach for each mission.

As it was extremely popular upon its release, the game Comanche spawned sequels and add-ons. Once you are hooked on the addictive original you will want to get all of them for more thrills. The game runs great on DosBox if you don’t have a vintage old machine. Getting it going is a simple install and don’t forget to add the patch!

Review By Steve Walsh, March 2018

Comanche: Maximum Overkill has the following addons available: Comanche: Maximum Overkill - Mission Disk 1 and Comanche: Over the Edge, don't miss them!

Comments and reviews

Dajaga 2017-11-29 0 point

Your zip file is DE, not EN (German, not English) :(

777kluless111 2016-02-13 0 point

I still have this on cdrom, it was a very ARCADE type of game, but I only liked it
because it made me feel like my old 486 computer was more powerful than it actualy was due to the pixel/voxel graphics with reflections, I played it for hours
and hours just because of the graphics, but those same graphics are a joke to look
at now, ha.

mwmoriarty 2015-11-09 0 point

How do I obtain the Operation Zephyr?

Johnny Bongo 2015-03-05 0 point DOS version

I came across the floppy disks to this game, then I realized we have no floppy drive in the computer anymore. So glad I found this! Thanks so much!

Nice 2014-03-18 0 point DOS version

Thanks

mwmoriarty 2013-06-19 -1 point DOS version

Why is it in German? Is there a way to make it English?

Nut 2013-06-11 0 point DOS version

Ahh the old day come back

Bonny 2012-10-28 0 point DOS version

Fantastic game!

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