From the back of the C-64 box
"From the creators of F-15 Stike Eagle and Silent Service
The AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Simulation
Climb into the cockpit of Amrica's most advanced helicopter: the AH-64 Apache-GUNSHIP. Race low and deadly over the treetops at 200 mph. Then lock onto your target with Hellfire missiles and 30mm cannon as you deliver a powerful punch against the enemy! They'll retaliate with massive armored force but it's up to youand GUNSHIP to extinguish their threats and survice!
GUNSHIP is another in the excellent line of real-life simulations from MicroProse. As part of the brave airborne cavalry of today's modern Army, you, the pilot, will experience all the action, excitement, daring and suspense of attack helicopter combat under the most challenging conditions!
GUNSHIP FEATURES INCLUDE
- Full simulation of high-speed, low-levfel helicopter flight
- Advanced high-tech weapons systems and instrumentation
- Revolutionary 3-D graphics including all types of terrain
- Hunderds of exciting missions in combat hotspots around the world.
- Rewards for succesful missions including medals and rank promotions.
- Comprehensive Flight Operations Manual and keyboard overlay.
GUNSHIP 's outstanding "out-of-the-cockpit" 3-D graphics put you in the middle of all the action! See what danger lurks ahead using the unique zoom TV camara capabilities of your CRT display. Carefully monitor the cockpit instruments and gauges for the latest flight data.
Critical decisions are required from information provided by maps, stores and damage displays. All GUNSHIP flying maneuverability is based on the real helicopter so you can rotate, hover, sideslip, fly backwards or go into a screaming powerdive! Even try an "autorotation landing" (no engine) like a real pilot!
Your GUNSHIP adventures are varied and intenseThe only standard ingredients found in every mission are danger and excitement!
To begin a GUNSHIP adventureyou must decide how brave you feel today, determine how difficult a mission you are willing to undertake, receive your intelligence briefing and arm your Apache GUNSHIP accordingly. Tehn it's up to you!
Take an ssignment to the jungles of Southeast Asia or Central America to take on third-world guerillas... or out to the Middle East deserts to test your tank busting skills. Upon return, you'll be rewarded with medals and promotions on your way to becoming one of the bravest and greatest GUNSHIP helicopter pilots of all time!
The GUNSHIP is ready for battle... anytime... anyplace. ARE YOU? "
In the game, the player can arm his Apache (besides his always present 30mm canon) with Sidewinder air-to-air missiles on the wing tips (great for Western Europe missions and an occassional Middle East mission), FFAR; unguided rockets (great for soft targets, as found in the Southeast Asia and CentralAmerica missions) and Hellfire missiles for busting tanks, needed in Middle East and Western Europe missions.
You'll be part of the following units (complete with historical badge depiction) 1st Air Cavalry Division (SE Asia), 82nd Airborne Division (Central America), 101st Airborne Division (Middle East) and 3rd Armored Division (Western Europe).