Fire & Forget The Final Assault Review
- The ability to switch from driving to flying, and back.
- Kept the original spirit of the game intact.
- Missile lock-on is satisfying.
- Controls a little too loose.
- Not much variety of gameplay.
A modern upgrade of the Amiga games while keeping the general gameplay intact. It will most likely appeal to those who fondly remember the original releases.
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The original Fire & Forget was released on the Amiga in the late 80s. It took the 'at the time' visual fidelity and engagement of a racing game like Outrun, and added shooting. This obviously paid off as not only was there a sequel, but now Microids have rebooted the franchise on iOS with Fire & Forget: The Final Assault. You drive the 'Thunder Master III', a speedy tank chock full of fire-power... that also possesses the ability to fly! You'll need it if you're going to protect this ravaged world from terrorists!
The game design is like that old racing game Chase HQ. The first part of each level is spent driving, avoiding obstacles, and shooting things, all to reach the boss that's indicated by the distance monitor on the left side of the screen. Once you reach the boss, you fight the boss. Once you fight the boss, it's time for the next level. Tilting will drive left and right, holding down the cross-hair will fire your machine gun (which will overheat, but firing with consistent tapping negates this problem), and holding down the missile button will lock on your missiles if any targets are within range (which then releasing lets these harbingers of death fly). Finally there is the hover button on the left side of the screen which when pressed will give you a few seconds of free form tilting flight. Like the driving, the flying is very loose, and it's very easy to over-steer, making the avoidance of obstacles more of a case of luck than skill.
Completing a level will grant you a medal, and medals will eventually unlock the ability to customise your vehicle with different paint jobs, brake lights and that sort of thing, though when you're speeding along you're not really looking at your car but more the land mines and barriers to avoid, so it's likely more for personal satisfaction than anything else.
And as an arcade experience, it's not too bad. It kind of feels like a game from another generation (especially with the inclusion of two player), and perhaps its the touch screen, but the controls are just too loose to really give you that fun sense of racing destruction. Fans of the original games will most certainly like to see what's been done here, and those looking for some quick and easy car shooting action might enjoy what's on offer, but it does seem that it will only appeal to a limited audience.
Description"Plenty of hectic arcade fun."
"An intense and stimulating shooting game."
DRIVE, FLY, SHOOT with the most advanced flying tank!
In a world ravaged by thermonuclear war, where law and order are but a distant memory, a terrorist group is trying to deliver the final blow which could lead to the total loss of what is left of humanity. Equipped with the ultimate in sophisticated top secret weaponry, the "Thunder Master III", you are the last resort, only you can save the day now…
IPOD TOUCH 4 USERS
Unfortunately the game is not compatible with the iPod Touch 4th generation, we are sorry that it was made available to those devices. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Fire & Forget is a shooting game that puts you in control of an impressive flying armored vehicle, fitted with 2 deadly weapons: a manual double canon with a sighting device and an auto-guided missile launcher.
While the vehicle is automatically moving forward at high speed, your job is to avoid all the obstacles and slaughter any enemies in your way.
• Take out hundreds of enemies and obstacles in every level
• 10 levels across a devastated post-apocalyptic world
• 3 levels of difficulty
• Destroy as many enemies as you can to achieve the best scores.
• Customize your vehicle according to your personal tastes with incredible skins and upgrades.
• Compare your score with other players in the Game Center
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