Pacific Islands (video game)

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Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands Coverart.png
Cover art
Developer(s) Oxford Digital Enterprises
The Mystery Machine
Publisher(s) Empire Interactive
Platform(s) DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

Pacific Islands is a computer game published by Empire Interactive in 1992 for the PC (DOS), Amiga and Atari ST. It is the sequel to the 1987 video game, Team Yankee.

Plot[edit]

Pacific Islands is a tank simulation game which simulates platoon-style tank combat.[1] A member of the Soviet Communist Party has seized control of the fictitious Yama Yama Isles in the South Pacific that are an important outpost for the Western nations. The player will have to regain control of the islands in five missions.

Reception[edit]

Computer Gaming World criticized Pacific Islands‍ '​s lack of infantry (making the machines guns useless) or air power (despite the aircraft on the box art), both faults that existed with Team Yankee. The magazine concluded that it "comes closer to a Nintendo game than a wargame".[2] The game was reviewed in 1993 in Dragon #189 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 4 out of 5 stars.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia & Lesser, Kirk (January 1993). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (189): 57–62. 
  2. ^ Savage, Richard (December 1992). "Empire's Team Yankee & Pacific Islands". Computer Gaming World. p. 172. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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