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Tomahawk
By Digital Integration
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #52

Tomahawk

What's the toughest helicopter around? Blue Thunder? Airwolf? No. The Apache Advanced Attack Helicopter is the king of the skies. It can climb 1400 feet in just a minute. It carries enough weapons to sink at least a couple of battleships. And it's real.

You may never get a chance to fly the real thing - but Digital Integration can put you in the hot seat - if you own a simple Spectrum.

The long awaited follow-up to their Fighter Pilot flight simulation is a complex and highly detailed representation of what it's like to fly one of these hi-tech fighting machines.

The screen display shows a heads-up view of the terrain you fly over, plus an impressive range of instrumentation. Fortunately, you don't really need to keep an eye on these all the time. There are audio alert signals which call your attention to the gauges when they need it.

Graphics for the landscape are draw vector graphic style and - despite that limitation are very accurate. You can fly over mountain ranges, trees, buildings, military installations - and the ever present enemy.

Controls are extremely responsive. You can mix keyboard and joystick - and there's a two joystick option for the really experienced flyer.

It's difficult to do justice to the amount of detail and accurate background owrk that has obviously gone into this excellent program.

Tomahawk is an extremely well put together piece of software. Impressively presented and documented. And, on top of all that, it's got real atmosphere - something that's hard to get into a game. That's if you should really describe it as a game. Somehow it seems all too inadequate...

Tomahawk is destined to become a classic.