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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf

Average Rating: 7.21/10
Video Game Rank: 1110
Amiga Rank: 74
Game Boy Rank: 22
Game Boy Advance Rank: 56
SEGA Genesis Rank: 44
Lynx Rank: 2
SEGA Master System Rank: 9
SNES Rank: 63
DOS Rank: 153
SEGA Game Gear Rank: 5
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Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
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Release Date
1992-02-00
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North American Game Boy edition
Rel Date: 1995-02-00
Publisher: Malibu Games
Game Boy
Developer: Ocean Software
Media: Cartridge
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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Rel Date: 1995-00-00
Publisher: Ocean Software
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Developer: Ocean Software
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
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Japanese DOS CD-ROM edition
Rel Date: 1994-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
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Developer: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Media: CD-ROM
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European Atari Lynx edition
Rel Date: 1993-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
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Developer: Telegames, Inc.
Media: Cartridge
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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Rel Date: 1992-10-01
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
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Developer: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1992-02-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Amiga
Developer: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Sega Genesis edition
Rel Date: 1992-02-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
SEGA Genesis
Developer: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

"Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, commonly known as Desert Strike, is a shoot 'em up video game released by Electronic Arts (EA) in February 1992 for Sega's Mega Drive. The game was later released on several other formats, including a much upgraded version for the Amiga home computer. The game was inspired by the Gulf War and depicts a conflict between an insane Middle Eastern dictator and the United States. The player controls a lone Apache helicopter and attempts to destroy enemy weapons and installations, rescue hostages and capture enemy personnel, while managing supplies of fuel and ammunition.
The lead designer, Mike Posehn, had no video game experience prior to developing Desert Strike. Inspired by Choplifter, he aimed to create a nonlinear game with smoothly animated vehicles. Posehn, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, developed a camera system with momentum to mimic realistic helicopter movements. Three-dimensional (3D) modeling was used to generate the vehicle sprites, which were later touched up on the pixel level with color.

Desert Strike was a strong commercial success: it was a chart-topping best seller and at the time Electronics Arts' highest ever selling game. The game also received a favourable critical response, with several magazines awarding scores of over 90%. Reviewers praised the game's enjoyability, mix of action and strategy, graphics and sound. There was some controversy regarding the game's subject matter, with commentators criticising it as in poor taste due the proximity of its release to the recently ended Gulf War."

Source: Wikipedia, "Desert_Strike:_Return_to_the_Gulf," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 1110
Amiga Rank: 74
Game Boy Rank: 22
Game Boy Advance Rank: 56
SEGA Genesis Rank: 44
Lynx Rank: 2
SEGA Master System Rank: 9
SNES Rank: 63
DOS Rank: 153
SEGA Game Gear Rank: 5
Num Ratings: 46
Average Rating: 7.21
Standard Deviation: 1.34
Num Views: 1388
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 8
Users Owning: 63
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 3 [find trade matches]
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