common complaint with PSX games is that they look great but do not have great
staying power. After a week or two you are ready to trade it in, for the next
dose of 'eye candy'. This is not the case with Gunship. If you like simulators,
then this game with its 'infinite' number of missions, will keep you occupied
and happy for ages. Initially the player controls one helicopter in either a
Quick-Fire Game, Training, or Single Scenario Mission. After a promotion or
two, you get control of a five copter squad, and step up to five squad and
campaign scenario missions. This opens up endless possibilities on how to play
the game, and extends the life of the game indefinitely. Coupled with the
ability to fine-tune the game for difficulty, this makes for a great challenge.
The control of the helicopter using the standard PSX controller is fine, just
remember that there are over ten functions to use, as you play the game. I
have not tried the game with an aftermarket joystick. Load times for missions
are a bit lengthy. If you like simulators then this is a must buy. Not for
every PC Simulator fan, but on the PSX, this is a great challenge.
Helicopters: Surveillance: AH6 Defender
and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Troop and Cargo Transport: UH60 Blackhawk Stealth:
AH-66 ACommanche (two versions) (limited weapons carrying capability) Heavy
Duty: AH-64A and AH-64D Apache
Weapons: Unguided: Rockets, Gunpods,
cannon Guided: Hellfire, Sidewinder, Stinger, Anti-Radar, Penguin
(anti-ship), Maverick. Defence: Chaff and flares.