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.


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]


  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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