Warhawk (1986 video game)

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Warhawk
Warhawk Coverart.png
Developer(s) Proteus Developments
Publisher(s) Firebird
Designer(s) Proteus Developments
Composer(s) Rob Hubbard
Platform(s) Commodore 64,[1] Atari 8-bit family,[2] Amstrad CPC,[3][4] Atari ST
Release date(s) 1986
Genre(s) Vertical shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single player

Warhawk is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game released in 1986 by Firebird software. It was released on several formats including the Commodore 64,[1] Atari 8-bit family,[2] Amstrad CPC[3] and Atari ST.

The 8-bit versions of the game were budget-priced (£1.99) releases on Firebird's "Silver 199" sub-label.

Gameworld Network claims that both the 1995 PlayStation game Warhawk and 2007 version for the PlayStation 3 (also called Warhawk) are intended as remakes of the original 8-bit Warhawk.[5]

Gameplay[edit]

The player must dodge and destroy obstacles along a vertically scrolling screen. The end of each level has a large amount of ships flying at the player from many angles.[6]

Nintendo DS 'Remake'[edit]

A 're-envisioning' of the game exists as homebrew software for the Nintendo DS.[7] While not a complete remake of the original game, it retains the same graphical feel and gameplay mechanics as the original. This project also involved some of the same developers as the 1986 release, as explained on Headsoft's site as well as in the game itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warhawk, gamespot.com. Article retrieved 2007-03-16
  2. ^ a b Warhawk, atarimania.com. Article retrieved 2007-03-16
  3. ^ a b Warhawk, cpczone.net. Article retrieved 2007-03-16
  4. ^ Warhawk on www.c64-wiki.com
  5. ^ Video: Warhawk Gameplay Trailer - Gameworld Network news story
  6. ^ Commodore 64 - Warhawk Page
  7. ^ The Official Warhawk DS Page