Air Strike USA. (computer game) (evaluation)
by Clayton Walnum
Armchair pilots looking for a simple tactical flight simulator may want to strap themselves into Cinemaware's Air Strike USA. In this action/strategy air-combat contest, you concentrate on making the world safe for the allies, rather than memorizing a keyboard-load of esoteric flight commands. But while your jet is a breeze to fly, the missions, which have you taking out both ground and air targets, require quick reflexes and careful planning.
The EGA/VGA graphics feature solid, 3-D scenery and an assortment of 16-color battle maps and instrument panels. Unfortunately, no sound cards are supported. Although Air Strike USA won't teach you to fly a jet, it'll provide hours of missile-pounding, machine gun--blasting action.