Tomahawk (Digital Integration) Review | Computer Gamer - Everygamegoing

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By Digital Integration
Spectrum 48K

Published in Computer Gamer #9


Fly a 14 million pound helicopter for only £7.95 is the slogan that introduces the Digital's follow up to the excellent Fighter Pilot.

The helicopter in question is an Apache Advanced attack helicopter that is supposed to be the meanest, deadliest helicopter ever to rule the skies. The trouble with flying the "deadliest, meanest helicopter that ever ruled the skies" is that it quickly becomes extremely boring.

The puny opponents that are thrown against you are quickly stomped into the ground leaving suicide dives into the mountains the only challenge.

In fact, the hardest thing about this game is persuading it that you actually have a real copy and not a pirate copy. It uses the new Lenslok "security system" which I now detest. The operation of this device is quite involved and resulted in eyestrain and headache. The problem is that you must stare through a small plastic device, with one eye closed, and an inch from the screen in an attempt to decode a two letter code.

As to the game itself, although it offers a bewildering array of options and control modes (including one using two joysticks) the game remains a flight simulator flying over a vector drawn 3D landscape.

If you're a connoisseur of flight simulators then no doubt you'll add this one to your collection but personally I feel it's time to move on.