Super Air Diver

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Super Air Diver
Lock On
Super Air Diver
North American cover art
Developer(s) Copya System[1]
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Akihiko Mori (Don)[2]
Platform(s) Super NES
Release
Genre(s) Modern jet flight simulation[1] using a third-person perspective[3]
Mode(s) Single-player

Super Air Diver (スーパーエアダイバー?) - also known as Lock On in North America - is a jet fighter game that has the classic one man vs. the forces of evil formula.[3] It is the follow-up to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis exclusive Air Diver.

Summary[edit]

After a vicious warlord threatens the nations of the world with a massive military invasion, the United Nations have recruited an experienced pilot by the name of Jake Steel in order to bring peace back to the world.[3]

The player will participate in a variety of missions against both air and ground forces and can fly in four different aircraft (the British made Panavia Tornado ADV, the Japanese Mitsubishi F-2 fighter, the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the F-14 Tomcat).[3] The player can use the strengths of each airplane to their advantage along with their powerful weaponry such as M61 Vulcans cannons and heat seeking missiles against enemy jet fighters, tanks and other various enemies scattered throughout each mission.[3]

A sequel Super Air Diver 2 was released exclusively in Japan for the Super Famicom.[4][5]

Sequel[edit]

Super Air Diver 2
Super Air Diver 2
Cover art
Developer(s) Copya System[1]
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Shimami Sakuba[2]
Kazuya Suyama[2]
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release
Genre(s) Modern jet flight simulation[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Super Air Diver 2 (スーパーエアダイバー2?)[7] is the Japan-exclusive sequel to the Super Famicom video game Super Air Diver.

The general idea of the game is that the player is launched into a 3D war zone with the task of flying a fighter jet. The player must defeat enemies with various weapons like missiles and gunfire as quickly as possible while obtaining as little damage as possible. Altitude is judged in feet while speed is judged in the plane's Mach number. The player is given the choice between two Western-made aircraft: a F-15E Strike Eagle or a Mirage 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-06-11.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gamefaqs" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c Soundtrack information at SNES Music Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "snesmusic" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Basic overview of game". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ Super Air Diver 2 at GameFAQs
  5. ^ Super Air Diver 2 at SNES Music
  6. ^ "Release information #2". Superfamicom.org. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  7. ^ Japanese title at super-famicom.jp (Japanese)