Air Cavalry (video game)
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|Programmer(s)||Alan Clarke |
|Composer(s)||Christopher Barker |
|Genre(s)||Flight simulation |
Shoot 'em up
|Mode(s)||Single player |
In the game, players control an advanced helicopter gunship. Flying above multiple types of terrain, players have to complete a number of objectives using different types of helicopters with different uses for each. Players can select from three theatres of operations with six or more objectives that increase in difficulty. Players can also practice in the training mission.
The game received generally mixed reviews. The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly commented that the low supply of ammunition and the unfailing accuracy of enemy fire make the game unpleasantly difficult, and that the Mode 7 sequences look poor. They nonetheless assessed the game as "decent", and said that enthusiasts of military games would find it very appealing. GamePro, in contrast, praised the Mode 7 sequences and remarked that "Easy targeting and non-moving enemies makes this a better game for rookies than veterans." While they criticized the slow-moving helicopter and simplistic gameplay compared to the Strike series, they concluded that "if you're looking for a solid shooter, Air Cavalry comes to the rescue."