At last, it has happened. As a result of a sneak attack, Aliens
have taken the Straits of Hormuz and have captured the essential
Military bases and naval shipping with the full intention of crippling
the world's oil supplies. In the face of this Alien aggression the
ability of the United States naval air force is in question. You must
now take part in "Operation Hormuz" to show the strength and
determination of the US carrier forces to respond to land launches
rocket attacks that are now wiping out international shipping.
You will be flying a McDonald Douglas VTOL ground-attack derivative of
the BA Harrier used so effectively in the Falkland War. Weapon systems
will include cannon, bombs, heat-seeking air-to-air and air-to-ship
missiles; with flares for your own protection against enemy
heat-seeking missiles. You will fly over hostile enemy shipping,
heavily protected by MIG 21 fighters, before engaging the first rocket
base, where the silos can only be destroyed by accurate dive-bombing.
You will then rendezvous with your carrier in hostile water, to re-fuel
and re-arm before proceeding with the next six bases further along the
gulf. In addition to your aggressive role, you must intercept all
incoming anti-ship missiles aimed at your carrier. Your initial
squadron will be of three planes, though one of these will be lost
from your carrier each time you fail to intercept an incoming
anti-ship missile. In contrast to this, extra planes will be added to
your squadron depending on the accuracy and aggression of your own
attacks. Your carrier will finally be sunk by any missile that hits it
after all the planes on it have been lost.
Attack the most lightly defended base first! - Can you destroy all
seven bases without the loss of your carrier?
It all depends on you!
At the start of the game press key K to select joystick controls or
adjust the keyboard to your own preference. The standard controls
Gain height (level flight & roll up)
Lose height (level flight & roll down)
Loop anti-clockwise (up, round & dive)
Loop clockwise (down, round & climb)
Flares (protect against enemy missiles)
Quit (or pause the game)
Status display & Map (and pause game)
Weapon systems 1 to 4
Quick Start Instructions
Move joystick up, then right, to take-off. Engage a weapon system (1
to 4). Practise rolling (up and down joystick/keys) and looping (left
and right joystick/keys) before engaging enemy. Watch the radar
display (bottom left) for enemy fighters and shipping. A bleeper and
flashing light will warn against incoming missiles - press key F (drop
flare) to avoid them, then counter-attack with your own. Watch out for
low-flying enemy Exocets (anti-ship missiles) aimed at your carrier -
you must shoot these down with your cannon or heat-seeking air-to-air
missiles. Proceeding right till you find the first base. Use bombs to
take-out all the silos before proceeding further right (other side of
the headland) to the rendezvous point with the carrier. To land on the
carrier first dive at the sea, letting the plane's automatic controls
level off just above the waves. As you fly over the deck you will
automatically slow down, then gently press the down joystick/key
control to land. Wait while the aircrews re-fuel, repair and re-arm
your plane before heading off on the next leg of the operation.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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