by A Highscore Production
Electronic Arts' enormously successful Desert Strike is spawning a sequel that looks like it will more than live up to its weighty legacy: Jungle Strike. This combat-packed Genesis title promises to deliver a big 16 megs of military muscle. Advance looks at Jungle Strike are exciting. The game has first-rate graphics, digitized audio and tight, smooth controls that truly make you part of the combat action.
Jungle Strike's story should sound familiar to Desert Strike fans. The son of the Desert Madman is seeking revenge for his father's death and has teamed up with a South American Drug Lord. Trying to foil their plot to destroy Washington, D.C. with nuclear weapons will take you through more than 50 missions in nine heavy-duty campaigns. Your attack vehicles and weapons are state-of-the-art: a Comanche Attack Chopper, Attack Hovercraft, Stealth Fighter and Special Forces Motorcycle armed with Hellfire, Missiles and Guns.
Your globe-trotting, seek-and-destroy campaigns take you from Washington, D.C., to a night raid in the dense South American jungle, and to the icy chill of snowcapped mountains. Your missions include rescuing hostages, taking enemy POWs, blowing up nuclear subs and destroying weapons factories.
Jungle Strike looks like solid action/simulation fun on a big scale.
This is a decent sequel to EA's Desert Strike. Like the first game, you control a helicopter on a series of military missions. Jungle Strike covers much more territory than the first game, including Washington DC, a jungle river, and a snow fortress. In addition to your helicopter, certain missions also allow you to control a motorbike, hovercraft, and Stealth bomber.
Jungle Strike takes a long time to complete. There are eight campaigns compared to four in the first game, and each has a long list of missions. Your job is to successfully complete all the campaigns assigned to you, as well as every mission that makes up the campaigns. Desert Strike was just a warm up. In Jungle Strike, things will really get hot.
The following are the codes for Jungle Strike, the sequel to Desert Strike. What's so special about these codes is that they allow you to use any co-pilot on any level. There is also a code to play the Win Screen.
- Washington D.C. B46HKRWT7SW
- Sub Attack R46HKRWT7SW
- Training Ground 946HKRWT7SW
- Night Strike X6PBV4HPGFR
- PulosoCity V46HKRWT7SW
- Snow Fortress W46HKRWT7SW
- River Raid T6PBV4HPGFR
- Mountains 746HKRWT7SW
- Return Home N46HKRWT7SW
- Win Screen L46HKRWT7SW
Gunning For Glory
Combat freaks, mobilize for action. The cult hit Jungle Strike is screaming into Game Gear territory, piloted by THQ. Now your attack chopper can tear up the skies anywhere you may be. The fly-'n-gun action and spectacular graphics that earned the original game legions of fans have landed intact and with devastating impact. Jungle Strike is an action-packed, explosion-crammed port of the original.
Extremly Active Duty
The portable Jungle Strike puts you behind the controls of an attack helicopter and later a hovercraft (sadly, some of the original Genesis vehicles went AWOL in the translation). From a three-quarter overhead perspective, you pilot your craft through nine hazard-fraught campaigns. You buzz, bomb, and blast by day and shadow of night over land, sea, cities, deserts, and jungles (surprise). Missions range from a hostage rescue and various search-and-destroy quests to a timed bomb defusing that will rattle your nerves to dust.
Cool cinematics light up the screen before you take off, after you succeed, and when you go up in smoke, which you will do often. Surprisingly detailed graphics illuminate the exotic campaigns. The only real shortcoming is the somewhat flaky control. After its huge success on the big screen, Jungle Strike is poised to take the Game Gear by storm.
- Think twice about picking up missed fuel tanks a second time. Some tanks will damage your chopper.
- when you attack buildings, blast the guards and tanks first.
- Armor repair is lifesaver, search for it.
- In some enemy compounds, you can lure hostle units into helping you destroy bildings.
2005-06-05 Jungle Strike is a helicopter game.