A-10 Tank Killer
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|A-10 Tank Killer|
|Release date(s)||1989 (DOS), 1990 (Amiga)|
|Distribution||Floppy disks (?)|
A-10 Tank Killer is a flight simulation computer game for Amiga and DOS platforms developed and published by Dynamix. The game features an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft. The game was originally released for DOS in 1989 and for Amiga in 1990. Following the success of Red Baron, version 1.5 was released in 1991 which included Gulf War missions and improved graphics and sounds. Several mission packs were sold separately. A sequel published by Sierra, Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II, was released in 1996.
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The gameplay consists of the player piloting an A-10 Thunderbolt II "tank killer" through various combat missions set in the Gulf War air campaign as well as a fictional European scenario. The player receives a mission briefing, has the opportunity to customize a weapon load-out before starting the mission, and is debriefed after the mission.
Computer Gaming World stated that "A-10 has much going for it" and gave it four stars out of five. The magazine recommended the game for those looking for quick fun, not "flight grognards" seeking realism. The DOS version of the game received 5 out of 5 stars in Dragon. Because of the violence level of A-10 Tank Killer, it has been placed on the "Index" in Germany and is not generally available to the public.
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