A.T.A.C.: The Secret War against Drugs (1992)
ATAC puts you in the
position of group leader of a mixed squadron of F-22s and
AH-64s deployed to Colombia by the United Nations to
fight the drug cartels.
contains a quite well-written background
story to explain how your deployment to Colombia came to
As squadron leader, your job is not only to fly, you must
also plan the missions. You set the targets and determine
the route. During mission execution, you can jump into
any cockpit you want and fly that plane or helicopter (somewhat
Israeli Air Force
The best part of this sim is sadly the background
information in the manual (the fact that almost half
the manual is taken up by this may be some indication of
this). I remember it to run extremely sluggishly on a 286,
and even a 486 (recommended system was 386).
Distribution media was a 3.5" HD
sim was probably too ambitious for the day, as many
current sims show elements introduced here, such as
dynamic campaigns. In my memory, this sim flies like a
pig. It is slow, sluggish, and quite unresponsive. This
may be due in part to the bad stick I had then, but even
on a 486-66 with 24MB RAM it was slow. A sim which
requires (according to the manual) a 286 should do better.
J T. Wenting
NOTE: It screams on a Pentium... as you would expect!