Harrier Combat Simulator

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Harrier Combat Simulator Cover.jpg
Cover art
Platform(s) Atari ST, Amiga, IBM PC, Commodore 64
Genre(s) Flight simulation[1] using a first-person perspective
Mode(s) Single-player

Harrier Combat Simulator is a computer game developed by Mindscape for the Atari ST in 1987 along with the Amiga, IBM PC (as a booter and the Commodore 64.


The player is the pilot in this Harrier-jet flight simulator.[2] The player must master flying the jet, with its versatile horizontal and vertical thrust capabilities, and learn to control its advanced weaponry as well.[2] The player character is the only jet fighter to survive an attack by saboteurs, and must destroy the enemy headquarters before the Sixth Fleet is destroyed.[3] Most of the missions take place in Grenada; which was undergoing an American-led military invasion during the year 1984.[2]


The game was reviewed in 1988 in Dragon #131 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 4 out of 5 stars.[3] 1992 Computer Gaming World surveys of wargames with modern settings gave the game two stars out of five.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Harrier Combat Simulator at GameFAQs
  2. ^ a b c Harrier Combat Simulator at MobyGames
  3. ^ a b Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (March 1988). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (131): 78–86. 
  4. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (June 1992). "The Modern Games: 1950 - 2000". Computer Gaming World. p. 120. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (January 1994). "War In Our Time / A Survey Of Wargames From 1950-2000". Computer Gaming World. pp. 194–212. 

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