Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Airwolf'

Rating:3 User: winston

In this game, as you may expect - you fly the Airwolf helicopter. You must rescue some scientists from a cavern system. The game being called "Airwolf" also means it's a license tie-in with a TV programme. Unfortunately, "license tie-in" is usually a synonym for "terrible, overpriced game".

And indeed, it was a bit on the pricey side, although nothing so bad as "Ghostbusters".

It's actually not such a bad game, though. Graphically, it's very well presented, and it's challenging to play. Unfortunately, it's also a bit frustrating to play - it relies far too heavily on pixel perfect positioning, instead of something that still requires a lot of skill, but not ridiculous precision. I suppose the author wanted to capture some of what it's like to hover a real helicopter, which is a bit like trying to balance a marble on the end of a pin. It's also a bit on the short side, having only a dozen screens, and some of these not all that worthwhile.

Today it is worth downloading and playing, but it doesn't have the lasting appeal that will have you repeatedly coming back to it like many other Spectrum games - once you've played it through once, you don't really feel like returning to it.