Exhibit - Gunship (1987)

Release Date: 1987
Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore C-64, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC, MSX, Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Developer: Microprose
Publisher: Microprose
In collection: Yes
Comments: In Gunship there were no external views available, just a cockpit with a bedazzling array of engine sensors and weapons displays. Engine start left, Engine start right then drop the clutch to start the rotors spinning. Collective up and the rotor blades bite savagely into the air. With a leap and whoops, you're airborne! 1987 had never been more exciting!

Takeoff seemed very fussy compared to Jet piloting. And then you had to land the beast!

Engine start left, Engine start right then drop the clutch to start the rotors spinning. Collective up and the rotor blades bite savagely into the air. With a leap and whoop you're airborne!

What's this... incoming radio message "HIND HELICOPTER AIRBORNE".. gee thanks guys, you could have told me that before takeoff!!.... and the hunt begins.... Luckily the weapons computer helps you with target recognition.

The venerable Mi-24 Hind Gunship became a household word after this game.....not that anyone could recognise it from the screenshots!

Gunship by Microprose (1987)

Gunship by Microprose (1987)