Energy Airforce Aim Strike!
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Energy Airforce: aimStrike! is a PlayStation 2 game that focuses strictly on being an authentic flight simulator. All aircraft and weapons used in the game are either existing or prototypes used by the U.S. military. Realistic loads of weapons and fuel (although chaff and flares are unlimited) can be viewed from outside or from a realistic cockpit view. When flying the aircraft in cockpit view, the pilot's leg can be seen depressing appropriately.
The game follows a generic storyline and could be considered to be a parody of the Gulf War of 1991. A small sandy desert country (whose capital is "Ad Barath") has a military [coup d'état] (hinting to the [Ba'ath Party]) and gives birth to a militarized dictatorship. The country then uses its air superiority to invade a peaceful neighbor to the south (which denotes Kuwait). At this point, the player's organization steps in to combat the dictatorship and restore freedom to the besieged country. This involvement results in the city of "Ad Barath" falling in the final mission.
Unlike the previous game (Energy Airforce), in which the player was stated to be a mercenary and only ever has a single wingman (but could have his single wingman fly a range of jets), EA: aimStrike! allows the player a range of new wing-man options, including 2 or 3 wingmen in various missions of the games campaign.
Military vehicles and aircraft
Flyable aircraft include:
- Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15C Eagle
- Lockheed Martin F-16C Night Falcon Block 40/42
- Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon Block 15MLU
- Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
- Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22A Raptor
- Lockheed Martin [X-32C]]
- Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II
- Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Friendly unplayable units
- Grumman F-14A Tomcat Naval Strike Fighter.
- Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche Experimental Attack Helicopter.
- Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter gunship.
- Bell AH-1W SuperCobra Marine Helicopter gunship.
- Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules Transport aircraft, comparable to An-12.
- M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
- M2 Bradley IFV.
- Tupolev Tu-160 "Blackjack-A" Supersonic bomber, comparable to B-1B.
- Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot-A" Attack aircraft, comparable to the A-10.
- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21(Izdelyie 75B "Fishbed-N") Fighter/Interceptor, comparable to F-5 and Chengdu J-7.
- Mikoyan MiG-29 (Izdelyie 9-12) "Fulcrum-A" Fighter aircraft, comparable to F-16, Mirage 2000 and Chengdu J-10.
- Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker-B" Air Superiority Fighter, comparable to F-15.
- Sukhoi Su-37 Terminator "Flanker-F" Advanced Air Superiority Fighter.
- Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" Flanker Based attack aircraft, comparable to F-15E, Mirage 2000D, Tornado-IDS and Xian JH-7.
- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1.44 Air Superiority, designated MiG-35 in the game.
- Ilyushin Il-76MD "Candid-B" Transport plane, comparable to C-17.
- Mil Mi-24 "Hind" Helicopter gunship, comparable to AH-64.
- Mil Mi-28 "Havoc" Helicopter gunship, comparable to AH-64.
- Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" Helicopter gunship
- ZSU-57-2 SPAAG
- T-80U Tank
- BM-21 Grad Rocket artillery vehicle
- 9K35 Strela-10 "SA-13 Gopher" Surface to Air Missile
- 9K22 Tunguska "SA-19 Grison" Surface to Air Missile
- FROG-7 Battle Field Missile
- Gargoyle - Player Squadron
- Echo - 2 F-14Ds (EA only)
- Blackwolf - 1 F-14D (EA only)
- Knight - 2 F/A-18s (EA only)
This game was not highly publicized and many game review sites don't even acknowledge its existence.
EA: aimStrike! is the sequel to an earlier game, Energy Airforce which features flight training requirements to be completed before the player is able to partake in missions.
The game Over G Fighters is the Spiritual sequel to EA: Aim Strike! It has many apparent similarities to this game, including cockpit, map and radar layout options and use of the Player's Callsign - Gargoyle. Most of the cockpit chatter featured in EA: Aim Strike! is reused in Over-G Fighters.