Deep Strike (Encore) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


Deep Strike
By Encore
Commodore 64/128

Published in Computer & Video Games #96

Deep Strike

Take on the Red Baron and his high-flying Hun hordes in this "dogfight simulation". From the cockpit of your Sopwith Whatever, you command a squadron of four aces on a bombing mission to a target in the north. On the way you have to gun down enemy planes and barrage balloons, but just because it says "dogflight simulation" on the packaging, don't expect to be able to dupe the Baron by flying out of the sun or even to fox him with an Immelman turn.

Deep Strike has little in the way of realism so it's really only a 3D shoot-'em-up, and not a particularly good one. Things are very slow and the plane sprites/explosions/bullets often merge into a confusing mass, so it's difficult to tell exactly what's going on. Thrill-packed it ain't.


Quite simply, a slow, confusing, not very playable 3D shoot-'em-up which barely justifies even this low price.