Lost Patrol (Amiga)

Lost Patrol is an action strategy game set during the Vietnam war developed by Shadow Development and published by Ocean Software in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari ST.

Year1990
GenreAction
Rating4

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PublisherOcean
DeveloperShadow Development
OS supportedMacOS X 10.6+, Windows 7+
Updated3 December 2017
TAGShistorical battle mini-games war

Game Review

Lost Patrol is an action strategy game set during the Vietnam war developed by Shadow Development and published by Ocean Software in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari ST. It was released for DOS the following year.

You’re the leader of a platoon of soldiers that is traveling by helicopter back to base. An unexpected attack forces a crash landing and it’s now up to you to lead your surviving squad members to safety through enemy territory. You’ll spend much of the game looking at a map of the territory to make decisions about where to go and what to do. Under the map you will see a box describing your choices. There are graphic sequences that occur when certain actions are chosen or places reached. Make your choices wisely as your troop’s morale will need to be maintained by managing their fatigue, health, etc. It’s your job to find food, water, and weapons and ammunition for your squad to keep them alive. The game features playable arcade sequences where you engage in different types of combat with enemy troops including hand-to-hand, grenade, and gun battle. Your squad will also have to navigate safely across minefields. Each member of your squad has their own abilities that make them useful in certain situations, so pay attention to their skills.

Upon release Lost Patrol received moderately positive reviews. Many people had different expectations from Ocean Software when the game came out that colored their view. Most didn’t like how much strategy was involved and the fact you can’t save. However, I think strategy fans and war buffs will definitely find entertainment with this one.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 13 December 2017, 10:04 am



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