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An alien invasion menaces planet Earth. Only Captain Skyhawk can stop it.

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Mix of 3D's isometric graphics with a vertical scrolling shooter in the package of the 8-bits NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Captain Skyhawk is a full action-adventure where an alien invasion build for stations on Earth to drain energy from the planet to feed mother space station, kidnapping in addition some scientists to sure the base and the process of the drain. As the eponymous character, the player takes Skyhawk's place as pilot of a advanced combat airplane send to destroy enemy bases and rescue the scientists, in order to get Neutron Cannon to get more powerful shot. Take off for travel along several 3D's landscapes full of tanks, helicopters, boats and cannons. Pick up the scientists. Get into space station dock to recharge. Kill all the fighter planes in the 2D's special missions between the levels. Roll quickly to a side to avoid be shot. And finally faces the mother space station. Mankind's future depends on you. Written by Chockys

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Soar where no man has gone before!


Action | Sci-Fi



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June 1990 (USA) See more »

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Coin-It, Rare See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Karnov (2005) See more »

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You mean you could go up AND down?
12 September 2004 | by SparkinsonSee all my reviews

oooh i remember the days when i got my first NES and was stunned by the dozen wee blocks that made up Mario... anyway this game was the 4th i ever got and being 6 and heavily into robots, i enjoyed the sci fi side of the game. From screen shots it may just look like another game like 1945 where you build up your arsenal until you just have to hold down the shoot button to win, but this game was much better. For a start you could not only move from left to right, but up and down as well... although this actually made no difference to anything, as holding down too long would mean you crashed into the floor, and up wouldn't let you fly over any mountains blocking your way. You could also (at the end of each level) buy things, such as machine gun upgrades and various missiles.... but first you had to dock with a slowly rotating space station! anyway overall this is much more than any 1945 style game and was brilliant for its time. 8.5/10

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