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01 October 2006
LucasArts game offers chance to blow up Iranian warship
In response to this Reuters report about an Iranian game offering a chance to strike an American tanker, I felt it might be instructive to point out that kids like me were blowing up Iranian warships about twenty years ago. The game was Strike Fleet, developed by LucasArts (known as LucasFilm at the time) and published by Electronic Arts in 1987. I owned it for the Commodore 64 and recall it as a truly engrossing simulation. I'll even admit that, in my innocent youthful enthusiasm, I enjoyed blowing things up.

Now I'd rather kill zombies or aliens.
--Matt Matthews at 22:31
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Ha, man I spend a lot of hours playing this game when I was a kid. I remember first reading a preview about it in Byte or Compute magazine and being super excited about it (I was big into Tom Clancy stuff at the time)

I remember one mission, I had disabled a Slava class cruiser, and closed in on it, very close so you could see it on the main view screen (not just the binoculars. It had that red mushroom of 16 color flame popping out) I proceeded to pump about 400 shells into it until it finally sank. Good times.

The missile duels in that game were great. I can still hear the alert siren that went off whenever the Backfires launched their Kingfish...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I need to see if I can find a ROM somewhere.

By Anonymous cerbo, at 04 October, 2006 15:54  

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