is made by the simulation specialists Micrprose. This game is plain
awesome and is more varied and more intelligent than almost any home
flight system ever on any machine. When you put the CD in a cd anim
splits up the Microprose logo and then a kick-ass intro starts... There
is a chopper hunting down targets and is very cool made and the music is
made to fit it perfect. After this you can see the main menu and roster.
When you start, you start at the bottom and have only one chopper and
you have a low rank. There is 2 campaigns to complete and that is Europe
After you have started a campaign, you will enter a mision briefing
screen with nice presentated screens about the missing and a map. After
this you will enter the chopper upgrade screen so you can fit the type
weapons that you think will fit the mission. The next screen is the last
and here you can adjust the realism and start the game.
Whemn you start the game you start on either land or on a hangar ship.
The ingame map for planning the mission is just plain awesome and easy
to use. You can set your waypoints there and you can also see where your
chopper is hurt most. The chopper itself have a nice video screen in the
middle of the cockpit and you can switch "channels" on it to
see stats, distance to waypoints etc..
The later and better choppers do even have 2 monitors so you can use 2
different screens at the same time..nice. When you have completed a
target you must fly back to base and land to complete it 100%. There is
a secondary mission too but you must not complete those, but i strongly
recommend this because you will increase your rank faster. You have a
secondary pilot that talks to you all the time so you will know where
the enemy are shooting missiles etc.. at you. This works damn good and
there is sound for everything.. The ambient sound, engine sound is
very good and everything is plain awesome. You can hear missiles,
bullets etc.. whining right right before you etc... You also have the
possebility to use a missile view into the target or from the target to
have even more fun. It's also possible to speed up the time so you can
fly faster, but it can later in the game be very easy to be shoot down
because you can't see the enemy fast enough. Don't use it too much. ;)
On a successfull mission you will get fanfare and maybe get some higher
rank and/or medal to add in your collection. You can also get a medal
several times including purple heart. The medal to go for is the nice
looking Congress medal. When you get higher up in the rank, you will get
up to 4 wingmates so you can then control up to 5 choppers at once! This
is where the game get's even better. You can now fly both missions at
once. You can send a second team to the other target and if you are
precise you can even pick up soldiers etc.. without even being there or
shoooting the shit out of enemies.
Even your wingmates can be promoted and get medals and you can choose
yourself who should be promoted.
The wingman AI is very good and they kinda live their own life, but you
can give them orders of course. The enemy do have lots of different
vehicles like tanks, choppers, Mig planes, trucks, tents etc.. Most are
russian actually. I don't think there exist a more fun simulator out
there and most of the newer ones are more boring, but have usually
better GFX. We all know that the GFX isn't the same as gameplay. When
Gunship 2000 was released, it looked awesome at the time and was way
better than the crappy PC version. This is a game that is on a top 10
list of the best games ever and is almost as fun as Elite Frontier. Too
bad this game have an end, but until then you will have tons of fun and
even start the game all over again. This game is perfect!