First Strike
By Encore
Commodore 64/128

Published in Computer & Video Games #107

First Strike

In Encore's latest re-release, you manage to get your hands on the latest tooled-up air-fortress, and you must use its awesome devastation capabilities to wreak havoc behind enemy lines.

A whole fleet of enemy aircraft stand between you and each of your eight objectives, so you're going to need as many weapons as you can pack on board. Don't overload your aircraft, though, or it will become a downward-spiralling coffin.

The actual missions are displayed in pretty good Afterburner-style 3D, with loads of blasting action incorporated, making a decent game that's a bargain at the budget price.

Probably the best Afterburner clone you're likely to see for the C64. Buy it and see.