Jetstrike is an arcade shooter created by Shadow Software and published in 1994 by Rasputin for the Amiga and Amiga CD32.
The authors of the game - Aaron and Adam Fothergill - had worked on another similar game for the Atari ST, called SkyStrike, developed in STOS (a language for developing videogames). Jetstrike is like an enhanced version of their previous title, but in this case, it was made for the Amiga and created in AMOS, the Amiga version of STOS.
The title is clearly inspired by Brøderbund's Wings of Fury, but as many reviewers have noticed, the amount of features of Jetstrike is much more abundant. The game allows you to pilot 32 aircraft, including many jets and even helicopters. Game modes include Training, Practice, Combat, and for two players, Aerolympics.
In 1994 it was not so easy to find new games for the Amiga, so Jetstrike was a pleasant surprise. We suggest you read the manual first, to learn how to fly, and if possible, find a good joystick!
This game reminds me a bit of the old "Blue Max" which was released on ATARI 8 bit in the early 80's. There the view was similar to isometric vertical scrolling, in this "Jetstrike", however, scrolling is horizontal. But the same absurd difficulty in maneuvering our aircraft remains the same. In truth, always in the period of the 80s, in the arcades there was another game even more similar to Jetstrike. Unfortunately, after so many years I no longer remember the title of the game, but it roughly followed the same method of controlling our aircraft. I must say that these games fascinated me more to watch others play, if instead I tried my hand, then they were vicious swear words referred to the producers of these games. I always found it difficult to control the plane, where it was very easy to lose control. Basically, playing these games didn't entertain me, instead they made me quite nervous. However, it still remained a very popular title, both in game rooms and on home computers, and this went on for a long time, then, fortunately, the real simulators arrived, such as the glorious "F 15 Strike Eagle", which was my first real flight simulator, although by today's standards it would obviously be rather "PICTURESQUE". For me, however, it was a real masterpiece, then came the turn of "Falcon 4" .....But that's another story...