Description of Jungle Strike
Gremlin's excellent conversion of EA's console game, follow-up to the popular shoot'em up Desert Strike.
Jungle Strike is basically the same game as its predecessor-- just set in a different scenario. In Jungle Strike you're mainly controlling the prototype helicopter "Comanche". In some missions, you can also use a hovercraft, a motorbike, or a F117 fighter.
The controls in this shoot-em up are very easy and straightforward. As in most arcade shooters, you must collect new ammo, armor and fuel while fighting land, sea, and air-based enemies. In a nod to hard-core flight sims, all missions contain several sub-objectives, which have to be fulfilled in a given order. Most missions are set in either a jungle or city area.
With a good combination of arcade and sim elements, Jungle Strike is highly recommended for fans of the genre. If you like Safari's games (e.g. Seek & Destroy) but wish they were more sim-oriented in terms of having mission objectives and depletable fuel, Desert Strike is the answer.
One caveat, though: to get this game to work on modern computers, you will have to pray to the holy computer heavens. If you prayed hard enough, the game might run. At least I got it to run after praying 12 hours or so. Starting it a hundred times in succession or fiddling around with memory configurations might also help at times ;) The fun is well worth it, however. Thumbs up!
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
The Boz 2022-10-08 2 points Genesis version
Still got this on cart on the Megadrive. Much better than Desert Strike, better settings/maps and experience altogether. And who didn't enjoy blowing the White House, it was one of the first things I did. But after the novelty of destroying iconic and civilian buildings, the targets were a lot more interesting than Desert Strike.
Crossman 2022-05-04 1 point
@KC I don't know WHAT game you're playing but this one HAS a map where it tells you where the fuel drums, ammo crates, in short, where EVERYTHING IS. Maybe you should try to actually PLAY the game? LMFAO :-D
Mr Reboot the Game 2020-03-07 1 point DOS version
I played it a couple of time and then a video starts to appear. I haven't watched the whole thing yet. Just resist the urge to press "Enter" and wait if they spell out the objectives.
KC 2019-11-23 -1 point DOS version
I am playing the DOS version, what is the object of the game? I fly around DC shooting random terrorists. I have no objective, there is no radar, no real mission briefing, just random flying around until eventually you run out of gas, because all the stations have none any more. Is there something missing? I know the DOS version has been hacked, as there is no code required. Did something else get eliminated as well? If not, I don't get all the hoopla of this game. It's lame. It's boring.
Daniel_PC 2014-09-22 0 point DOS version
What should i do to have the videos? I downloaded this version and opened it with D-Fend reloaded. The game works fine, but without the videos...
Steven McFly Jr 2013-11-20 1 point DOS version
along with Desert Strike, the DOS version killed the Genesis ones!
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