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Red Lightning

DOS - 1989

Alt name Red Lightning: An Operational Game of World War III
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Turn-based
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.62
4.31 / 5 - 16 votes

Description of Red Lightning

"A simulation of World War III in Central Europe. The game had some interesting concepts (e.g., forward deployment of subordinate units albeit at a cost of added fatigue), but the user-friendliness/clumsiness of inputs was so awkward as to make the product a tedious chore rather than an interesting or enlightening experience." [excerpt from M. Evan Brooks' Homepage]

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Caticorn 2019-03-24 3 points DOS version

This is one of the very few 80's strategy games where you can play as the USSR and take over America, so if you're like me and that's what you're looking for, this is the best one.

SH 2018-11-21 1 point DOS version

I was in the middle of Tom Clancys !Red Storm Rising" when I started to play RL which made playing the game really thrilling.

Catman59 2018-11-19 1 point

I loved this game when it came out in 1989. I was in the Army, and I'd play it on my Atart ST like it was a training aid. I finally had to move to a PC and I found the PC version's user interface to be a real disappointment. On the Atari I could move units multiple hexes with my mouse. The PC numeric pad was like going back to the Stone Age. But then I had to remind myself that it was running on a Microsoft OS. :)

Iron Mike 2013-10-26 2 points DOS version

I wonder if it could be ported to modern tablets... I loved that game. Amiga version was the best in my opinion.

A Wise Old Man 2013-02-19 0 point DOS version

And what do you use five Amigas for anyway, other than TV post-production? Hell, even Babylon 5 dumped all the Amigas after the first season!

Dangelis 2011-03-23 0 point DOS version

I hate microsoft windows .always did..;my pc has always problems....meanwhile I have still 5 ..yes 5 amigas running ..still!

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