Red Lightning (video game)

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Red Lightning
Red Lightning
Cover art of Red Lightning
Developer(s) Norm Koger
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Platform(s) Amiga
Atari ST
Release date(s) 1989
Genre(s) Wargame
Mode(s) Single-player

Red Lightning was a wargame created and programmed by Norm Koger. In 1989, it was published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) initially for the Atari ST and MS-DOS platforms. An Amiga conversion followed a year later. The wargame was set in Europe and hypothesized a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.


Computer Gaming World gave the game two stars out of five, stating that Red Lightning '​s user interface had "serious flaws". While the Atari ST version's mouse-driven user interface was not as flawed, the magazine concluded that "the overall ease of use is sorely lacking in what is supposed to be computer entertainment".[1][2]

(Right): The Box Art for 'Red Lightning' was contracted to illustrator Marc Ericksen by Strategic Simulations, and featured Soviet T-80 tanks, with Mig-29s flying air cover, advancing under heavy weather.


  1. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (September 1989). "Red Lightning". Computer Gaming World. p. 26. 
  2. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (June 1992). "The Modern Games: 1950 - 2000". Computer Gaming World. p. 120. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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