Many of Ivan's war machines have now been strategically placed on the battlefield. This kind of game has been done before - many times - but an early look at Red Zone shows that Time Warner does it better than most others. Dead Zone The game's uneven controls are where this chopper stopper sputters. That's the most frequent target for off-screen antiaircraft fire. Great action, graphics, and adventure make Red Zone a game worth waiting for. This thumb-blistering over-head-view helicopter game puts you back in the Red Zone with aerial and ground-based commando combat. Red Zone is like two great games in one.
Interspersed with the plentiful in-chopper combat, there are numerous mission-oriented sequences in which the occupants of the helicopter disembark and perform missions on-foot inside of buildings. Although Red Zone was developed in the U. Only you can stop the madman from turning the world into a radioactive desert of death. Everything the chopper could do I've seen before. This one-player title combines the excitement of helicopter combat with overhead-view action, giving you two games in one.
The action takes place on two platforms: helicopter seek-and-destroy missions and ground missions in which you control one of your three soldiers through buildings and bunkers. Red Zone is also highly reminiscent of Zyrinx's earlier and similarly technologically advanced Genesis game , with the most notable similarities being in the relative difficulty of the games, and in the manipulation of the Genesis' hardware into providing visual effects not seen in other games, such as simulated video. You've got three characters to choose from and one mission: demolish the bad guys. The commandos are armed to the teeth with different weapons, including a flamethrower, a machine gun, and a rocket launcher. Lose that life or get all three of your commandos killed, and it's mush-room-cloud time. If your mission has a time limit, it'll also stop the clock.
But it's not as easy as it appears, since flying your attack helicopter is hampered by an overhead game view and poor game graphics. His ultimatum: The world must recognize his Zyristian state and himself as leader of the fourth empire. Aside from the numerous yet subtle beta vs retail differences, the HardWired build included an 'in-house' menu option that launched a 2-player co-operative mode for the in-building missions, a feature that was later removed from the final release. Before you can fight a good game against Ivan's forces, you need to learn the lay of the land. The Apache's slick overhead perspective smoothly swings around 360 degrees to follow the copter's moves, but the immediate view is tight and feels cramped. And from what we've seen so far, it won't be a sissy, pushover title either! An Apache attack helicopter, and you.
Obstacles abound, from screaming Mig jet fighters to individual ground troops armed with rocket launchers. Red Zone alternates between overhead-view helicopter combat like a cross between and Xevious, but with full rotation and 3-D-looking scenes where you work your way through underground bunkers on foot. Time Warner has put together an elementary, but sound storyline. The villain, Ivan Rutif, is the leader of the radical Zyristian military party that has taken over a small, former communist country and put his fingers on the triggers of its nuclear weapons. He has threatened nuclear destruction to any country trying to stop him. A mad dictator named Ivan Retovitz has announced war against the world. You start with one life, no continues.
Shades, Rocco, and Mirage comprise an elite special forces team trained in martial arts combat, heavy weapon operations and vehicle reconnaissance. Press Start to bring up a radar map that shows your general location and the placement of repair kits, ammo, and fuel refills. Red Zone will have you seeing red. The whole world is counting on you to get rid of the madness. And they're out to get Ivan.
It Don't Come Easy As the chopper piloting leader of an elite antiterrorist squad, you have 24 hours to stop a Zyristrian madman named Ivan from plunging the world into nuclear winter. Only You Stand Between a Madman And nuclear Chaos. For a more detailed visual look at your mission, switch to the Intelligence Grid Map that features a zooming satellite view. . You control a team of three antiterrorist elite commandos: Pilot, Gunner, and Navigator of an Apache attack helicopter armed to the teeth. Those pesky Commies are at it again and it's up to you to save the world. A nuclear arsenal big enough to toast the world.
You have a well-done helicopter attack game and a sharp gun-to-gun combat game. That makes your attacks against enemy troops lethal. Looks mat Kill Red Zone's graphics have muscle with minor twitches. The result is a game that plays slick, fast, and tough! Hey, how 'bout blowing up some tanks, burning some people, and saving the world from nuclear destruction for a little fun? The hard-rocking musical score dominates the audio, but there are plenty of ear-rattling explosions and gunshots, too. You have a full world to travel around in, by air or by land. Red Zone is a 2D helicopter game also known as Hardwired. Your ship is tricked out with a chain gun, antitank missiles, 70 mm rockets, and air-to-air missiles.
Look for solid challenge, especially in helicopter combat. Your first mission involves activating a virus in the enemy's computers in order to hinder the enemy's communication and to slow down the enemy's activities. You can quickly spin your aircraft, and there's a nifty, easy-to-read on-screen interface for status reports. Working deeper in the radar, you can determine the layout of each enemy installation and even what type of artillery surrounds them. Thinkyou're up to the challenge? No-Fly Zone This firefight is fierce, but even though the fly-and-die action's primo, the character controls kill you. Your commandos must take out Ivan before he makes the world fit only for cockroaches.
And it's your job to take him out. Zone Troopers A Communist outlaw uses drug money to purchase nuclear weapons for a right- wing terrorist onslaught. Run zig-zag, and throw a grenade, knife, or rocket in their direction. They're much harder to hit in the air. Differences between the games include the fact that as your systems get damaged, your helicopter becomes harder to control and the weapon and radar systems become affected. Under threat of global nuclear war the dictator has begun to annex his neighbor countries, with plans to continue his territorial expansion, so three special operatives are covertly sent in with a lone gunship to remove his ability to wage war. Hurry, you only have 24 hours.