Red Lightning (video game)

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Red Lightning
Red Lightning
Cover art of Red Lightning
Developer(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations
Designer(s) Norm Koger
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS
Release 1989
1990 (Amiga)
Genre(s) Wargame
Mode(s) Single-player

Red Lightning is a wargame created by Norm Koger and published by Strategic Simulations for the Atari ST and MS-DOS in 1989. An Amiga conversion followed a year later. The game is set in Europe and hypothesizes a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

The Box Art for Red Lightning was created by illustrator Marc Ericksen,[citation needed] and features Soviet T-80 tanks, with Mig-29s flying air cover, advancing under heavy weather.

Reception[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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