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Harrier Attack is a horizontally scrolling shooter for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Oric 1, and ZX Spectrum released in 1983 by Durell Software.

Harrier Attack
Harrier Attack
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Developer(s)Durell Software
Publisher(s)Durell Software
Designer(s)Mike Richardson[1]
Platform(s)Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Oric 1, ZX Spectrum
Release1983: Spectrum
1984: C64[2]
Genre(s)Scrolling shooter
Mode(s)Single-player

GameplayEdit

The player controls a Sea Harrier fighter, looking sideways onto a right-to-left scrolling seascape and landscape. The aim of the game is to take off from a carrier, attack ships and land targets, avoid the odd missile and enemy fighter, then land back on the carrier again. Although the game was a work of fiction, it was inspired by the 1982 Falklands War, in which the Sea Harrier had played a major role.

ReceptionEdit

The game sold over 250,000 copies in total.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  2. ^ Harrier Attack at Lemon 64

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