World War II is in its final days. Your mission is to escort the carrier USS Wasp to port for repairs. Along the way, you will fly 15 sorties in an F6F Hellcat fighter plane to destroy enemy craft that might pose a threat to the Wasp. Luckily, you are armed with a wide variety of weapons, some of the most useful being bombs, rockets, and torpedoes. However, use these weapons wisely, as they affect only certain types of enemies. To keep from being shot down, there are several maneuvers you can use like barrel rolls, dive bombs, and the split S. After eliminating all of the targets in a particular mission, you must return to the Wasp and land if you crash, the mission is a failure. Will you be able to get the Wasp (and yourself) home safely? Play WINGS OF FURY to find out.
Wings of Fury
is a terrific action game that puts you in the cockpit of a WWII Wildcat fighter-bomber, where you'll pound targets and engage in dogfights from a side-scrolling perspective using a variety of weapons.
Most side-scrollers focus on furious action rather than aiming to accurately recreating real-world combat. Wings of Fury injects at least some realism into the mix, forcing users to think about things like gravity and maneuvering time. Bombing requires a great understanding of angles and relative speeds. You even have to build up speed to take off from your carrier. In addition, you must occasionally land for repairs.
The color graphics are good, especially considering this game is backward-compatible with older black-and-white Game Boys. The animation of the Wildcat is especially impressive, allowing for precise diving attacks. --T. Byrl Baker
- Simulation aspects add immensely to gameplay
- Works with any kind of Game Boy
- Uses passwords instead of battery saves
- Very hard to master