Magazine article National Defense

Simulations Give Gamers Choice of Choppers

Magazine article National Defense

Simulations Give Gamers Choice of Choppers

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Ever want to fly the U.S. Army's AH64D Apache Longbow or the Russian MI-28N Havoc-B? Empire Interactive's Apache Havoc provides you with the opportunity to push the flight simulation envelope in either helicopter by portraying potential enemies as competitors in today's world of strange allies. Campaign locations include Cuba, Georgia (not the state, the country), and strangely, Asia's Golden Triangle. The missions are based on a concept called "Tour of Duty" clock, which translates into two possible outcomes-successful missions add clock time and failed missions negatively affect the clock. The side closest to achieving the simulations strategic goal wins. It is not as complicated as Jane's Longbow-2, but suf ficiently challenging to test your capabilities and eye-hand-feet coordination.

The terrain graphics are the best feature of the simulation, and at low altitudes, where choppers are most effective, they are excellent. The game also boasts a 3-D graphics engine, which works best with at least a 300 MHz Pentium II or better, plus a fast 3-D accelerator to enjoy the details available in the program. There are 90 "fixed" cockpit views in 3-D mode. …

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