The game is set somewhere in the Middle-East were you control an AH-64 Apache helicopter looking after a terrorist leader General Kilbaba who occupied a Gulf emirate and installed himself as dictator. The gameplay is in pseudo-3D mode, featuring multi-directional scrolling levels and apart of the typical shoot em up action, it features a lot of strategic elements (i.e. finding best ways of destroying enemy weapons, installations etc). In addition to that, your missions also include rescuing hostages or prisoners of war, or capturing enemy personnel! How to do these? Well, the Apache is armed with a chain gun, more powerful Hydra rockets and yet more deadly Hellfire missiles. But note; the more powerful the weapon, the fewer can be carried. Those weapons are not endless though! Neither is your fuel! But you can find a few (via a map) resources scattered around the area. So, think before spending them all...
This mix of action and strategy in a shooter game, makes it awesome to play! Note that the Amiga version comes in 3 disks, and disk swapping is a real pain in the assï¿½
This game really offered unique for its time graphics in terms of perspective. The game visuals here are identical to the PC (VGA mode) version, though only 32 colors on screen are available for each screen (the PC version offers more colors here and there, but the differences with the Amiga version are visually minimal, and found only on the building color shadings and static loading screens). The terrains are greatly detailed, having coastlines, airfields, sand-hills, barracks, rocket launchers etc. Most of the models have been first created in 3D, and later mapped to 2D. Especially your heli is greatly detailed and impressively animated! Note that the PC version runs faster and smoother, obviously due to its higher CPC-clock.
The Amiga version offer some great sound, featuring a few quality intro and loading tunes as well as several in-game sampled sound FX (rotor engine, gun/missile firing, explosions, MIAs screaming "Help", "Over here!" etc).