DOS - 1985
Description of Striker
Striker is a fun freeware clone of Atari's Defender. As helicopter pilot, your mission is to navigate various tunnels in order to complete five missions of increasing difficulty. As you fly the helicopter through 2D side-scrolling landscape, you must deal with 5 different kinds of aliens, gun turrets, enemy missiles, and other obstacles. To handle these threats, you are given two weapons: bombs and bullets. As in Defender, you must constantly replenish your aircraft's fuel level by collecting fuel canisters that are scattered on the ground. In addition to fun gameplay, Striker allows you to choose from 4 difficulty levels and redefine every controlling key to suit your preference. You can also pause the game, toggle sound on and off, and play the game with a joystick.
All in all, a very nice freeware underdog from the early days of PC gaming. Too bad the missions are over all too soon, and there is no random element to enhance the limited play value. But if you like Sopwith and similar games, you will have fun with this underdog while it lasts. Recommended!
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
Riker 2022-03-21 0 point
I got my first computer (a tandy 1000 286) the year this game came out and got this game included on a compilation disk. This game inspired me to adopt the nickname "Riker", which I have carried with me ever since. Most people just assumed I was a trekkie, but this game pre-dates star trek TNG.
stikerRules 2016-05-16 0 point
I could play the first level of this game with my eyes closed...literally. I used up so much of my time on this I can't believe it. It felt like the best game ever when you made it to the end and rescued the little people.
RKDN 2016-02-01 0 point
A couple of problems with the description:
1. Defender was an arcade title by Williams, not Atari.
2. This game is a clone of Super Cobra by Konami/Stern.
BigKid1234 2014-04-04 0 point DOS version
Thats funny. This was my favorite comm. 64 game when i was a kid too. :-)
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