Team Apache is an attack helicopter flight simulator developed by Simis and published by Mindscape Group. The game emphasizes on commanding a group of six AH-64 Apache crews of the US Army in battles against the Communist FARC insurgents in Colombia and the Russian military in Latvia.

Team Apache
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Developer(s)Simis
Publisher(s)Mindscape Group
SSI
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseJune 24, 1998[1]
Genre(s)Flight simulator
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

Team Apache was initially developed by Simis under Eidos Interactive. When Simis' two lead developers, Jonathan Newth and Ian Baverstock bought the company back from Eidos, they became an independent development team once more and Mindscape purchased the publishing rights of the game.

GameplayEdit

Team Apache focuses more on the gameplay aspects of command, tactics and battlefield realism, rather than the realism of flight and weapons systems modelling. The player manages the unit's morale, supply and maintenance, and the tactical planning that takes place before the mission. The geopolitical causes of Team Apache's wars are relayed in both the game's manual and the "daily" newspaper, with a focus on being realistic. Detailed military-style SITREPs create a picture of the tactical situation, and ground forces can be seen in the game fighting each other throughout the theatre using fairly realistic deployments and movements.

Team Apache contains various modes of play, including a multiplayer mode and a mission building application.

PlotEdit

In Team Apache, the player commands six AH-64 Apache crews of the US Army in battles against the Communist FARC insurgents in Colombia and the Russian military in Latvia. The storyline is developed through FMV sequences, in-mission briefings and newspaper articles.

Colombian CampaignEdit

In 1998, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia–Ejército del Pueblo or FARC-EP (Spanish for "Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People's Army") has staged a large-scale guerrilla offensive against the government of Colombia. In its wake comes a wave of kidnappings and assassinations of high-ranking officials and their families. The corrupt and inefficient military of Colombia and police cannot hold their own against the insurgents, and need help from the United States. The United States needs to safeguard Colombia's oil industry and eliminate FARC's illegal cocaine industry.

Latvian CampaignEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Comanche - series of war simulation games

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "News for June 24, 1998". Online Gaming Review. June 24, 1998. Archived from the original on December 4, 2000. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
    "June 24, 1998: "Some new games have been spotted in stores: ...Team Apache from SSI."

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