A NOTE FROM THE DESIGNER OF F-177: NIGHT STORM
The F-117A Stealth fighter is a covert operations aircraft, designed for
surgical strikes against highly defended, high-value strategic and
tactical targets. The aircraft weapons platform is capable of delivering
a 2,000 pound laser-guided bomb from 25,000 feet in total darkness onto a
one meter target with complete accuracy. Due to it's unique shape and
radar absorbent materials, it's radar cross-section appears the size of a
baseball. It is such an incredibly unique aircraft, that when it does
its job, no one really knows it was ever there.
This poses no small problem with balancing gameplay and realism. We've
taken a little artistic license with much of the actual plane's combat
capabilities and flight characteristics. Hopefully, you will find these
"enhancements" intriguing and fun.
Much of the Campaign game is historical; the training missions in the
Navada desert, the Panama scenario and, of course, the Gulf War missions.
As for the other future scenarios, we wish they never become reality, but
hope you'll enjoy putting this remarkable aircraft through it's paces
Though you'll have to acquire air-to-air combat skils to become the
complete F-117A pilot, the core of the game is air-to-ground bombing.
Remember that the GBU is a heavy bomb relative to the Mavericks. For a
real challenge, try and complete the missions by using only the less
The Arcade game serves as a design counter-point to the Campaign game.
In the Arcade mode, you can set up your targets and then go after them.
You can also use this mode to hone your skills. Plain and simple, rack
'em up and mow 'em down.
The Campaign mode is the real core of the game. Here you'll meet a
variety of characters (good guys and bad) and be presented with missions
that will take some careful planning and thought, as well as fast re-
One of the things that sets F-117 Night Storm apart from similar games is
the use of the storybox, or "movie inset" window. It's through this area
of the cockpit that much of the Campaign game's drama and action is
conveyed. As a player, you'll have to keep one eye out for necessary
clues and plot changes that will be critical to your success.
Stay alert, check you six often and keep a cool head at all times, but
above all, have a good time flying this most spectacular aircraft.