Task Force Harrier EX is a vertical scrolling shooter game for the Sega Genesis.
The gameplay is similar to Raiden Fighters. Your mission is to penetrate a hostile communist military force situated inside Russian territory. The player takes control of a Harrier fighter jet with two types of main weapons. The first type can only shoot flying opponents, such as enemy planes and copters; the second, a bomb-type weapon, can only hit ground enemies, such as tanks and turrets. The player can also acquire escorts to increase fire power. Changing the formation of the escort fighters results in different shot patterns and also affects the maneuvering speed.
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