Gunship 2000 is a helicopter combat flight simulator created by MicroProse as a sequel to Gunship.
Gunship 2000 is a helicopter combat flight simulator created by MicroProse as a sequel to Gunship. Available vehicles include the AH-1 Cobra, AH-64 Apache, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, MD 530MG and UH-60 Blackhawk. The game was released in 1991 for DOS, in 1993 for Amiga and one year later a new AGA version (with 256 colour graphics) was also published. This is the version you can download from GamesNostalgia.
The game, released in the early 90s, was undoubtedly a huge success, at least for fans of the "simulation" genre. The version I bought was the one for Amiga 500. I must, however, underline some small details, which have a little "weakened" its appeal. The game allowed you to choose between various types of helicopters, but with any helicopter you decided to start a mission, you immediately noticed that you could use weapons that had a greater range than that of the target acquisition system !!! For example, you could carry an anti-ship missile type "Penguin", which had a range of 15 km ..... but the acquisition system could not detect any target BEFORE reaching less than 7 km !!! That corresponded to the maximum engagement distance for a less expensive, in terms of weight, "Helfire" missile. In fact, a Penguin was equivalent to carrying two or maybe four Helfire missiles, I don't remember well, and since the effectiveness on the target was identical (in the game), explain to me why I would have had to waste space on 2 or 4 Helfire missiles to carry a single Penguin missile? Also in the missions I noticed very few enemy tanks. The anti-tank helicopter, it's called that not by chance! Don't you think? And then again, the allied pilots, who participated in the mission, seemed very reluctant to carry out my orders ... In short, the first Gunship, released in 1987, is better!
Review by: Maurizio Petta
Published: 22 September 2021 7:46 am
Amiga AGA version 3.1 - Language: English - Size: 9.06 Mb
Amiga AGA version 3.1 - Language: English - Size: 9.96 Mb
Well done ! Very beautiful MEDALS.
Just connect your xbox controller before launching the game :)
It's a great helicopter sim which I used to play on my amiga, ages ago. Can I use my xbox 360 controller instead of keyboard and mouse? If so, what do I need to do?
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