Jungle strike is a classic shoot’em up game. You are in control of a prototype helicopter “Commanche”, and your mission is to fight terrorists and other scum. It is the sequel to the quite popular Desert Strike, whos graphics and sound it has retained.
The controls in Jungle Strike are simple and straightforward. You pilot the chopper with the arrow keys, and fire the 3 different available weapons with z, x and c (Hellfire missiles, Hydra missiles and machine guns). If you want to succeed, you need to find ammo crates and fuel crates while on the missions. You can also rescue MIA’s and capture enemies, which gives you a bonus when delivering them at a landing zone. In some missions, you will need to use other vehicles than you helicopter. This includes a hovercraft, a F117 fighter and a motorbike.
The story in Jungle Strike is simple. You get a mission; you complete the mission; you return to base, just to get a new mission. Great fun! The first mission takes place in Washington DC. Apparently some terrorists want to assassinate the president, but no one knows where and when. First you have to defend some embassies under attack, then you have to capture some terrorist leaders to get some intelligence information, then you have to protect some embassies again, and at last you have to defend the president.
You cannot save in Jungle Strike. After each mission, you will get a password, which will give you access to that level again. So you have to complete each mission, without loosing all your lives. This will not always be easy, due to the fact that Jungle Strike isn’t an easy game.
The graphics is great. You will really enjoy the experience of dodging missiles and bullets from your enemies, which includes tanks, artillery, AA guns, helicopters and many more. The sound could be better, but is sufficient. All in all, Jungle Strike is a very fun game. I will recommend it to anyone who likes games in the genre of shoot’em up, arcade and action.
Download, and have fun.