Operation Wolf

a game by Taito

Platform: NESNES

Genre: Action

Operation Wolf
  • Manufacturer: Taito
  • Machine: Nintendo

Now you can thrill to the world's best arcade game right on your Nintendo Entertainment System. Operation Wolf takes you on a prisoner rescue mission you'll never forget. Mind-blowing arcade quality graphics put you behind enemy lines where you must destroy the terrorists and save helpless prisoners. One play and you'll know why it's the world's number 1 arcade game Operation Wolf uses Nintendo Zapper or standard controller.

For more arcade quality fun at home, grab Taito's other action packed hits for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Renegade the fast paced street-style Karate brawl. Bubble Bobble, the totally addictive dinosaur delight. And coming soon, Sky Shark, the arcade's meanest, most explosive high-flying World War II air battle.

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Operation Wolf Downloads

NES Operation Wolf download
  • Machine: Nintendo
  • Manufacturer: Seal of Quality

Now you can thrill to the world's best arcade game right on your Nintendo Entertainment System. Operation Wolf takes you on a prisoner rescue mission you'll never forget. Mind-blowing arcade quality graphics put you behind enemy lines where you must destroy the terrorists and save helpless prisoners. One play and you'll know why it's the world's number 1 arcade game. Operation Wolf uses Nintendo Zapper or standard controller.

For more arcade quality fun at home, grab Taito's other action packed hits for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Renegade, the fast paced street-style Karate brawl. Bubble Bobble, the totally addictive dinosaur delight. And coming soon, Sky Shark, the arcade's meanest, most explosive high-flying World War II air battle.

reggie posted a review
  • Manufacturer: Taito;
  • Machine: Nintendo

Now you can thrill to the world's best arcade game right on your Nintendo Entertainment System. Operation Wolf takes you on a prisoner rescue mission you'll never forget. Mind-blowing arcade quality graphics put you behind enemy lines where you must destroy the terrorists and save helpless prisoners. One play and you'll know why it's the world's number 1 arcade game. Operation Wolf uses Nintendo Zapper or standard controller.

For more arcade quality fun at home, grab Taito's other action packed hits for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Renegade, the fast paced street-style Karate brawl. Bubble Bobble, the totally addictive dinosaur delight. And coming soon, Sky Shark, the arcade's meanest, most explosive high-flying World War 2 air battle.

reggie posted a review
  • Type: Act/Gun
  • Levels of Play: 6
  • Release: Jul, 1989
  • Difficulty: Avg.

You're in command of an elite group of infiltrators, sent behind enemy lines to eliminate the rebel armies and rescue the five C.I.A. hostages. With your machine gun at your side and a satchel of grenades, you advance into combat against enemy soldiers, helicopters, tanks, paratroopers, and more! You control the action with either your Zapper or joysticks through six progressively difficult stages of play as you blast your opponents, before they blast you!

People say:

6

On its own, Operation Wolf is a very good shooting game, with nicely detailed scrolling background, lots of enemy characters, and a good supply of secret power-ups. It doesn't compare to the coin-op, however. The joystick handling is awkward, but is better than the gun for higher scores.

7

In reviewing Operation Wolf, I see it as a gun game more than a joystick game. As a gun game it is excellent, absolutely the very best available for the NES. There's non-stop action, lots of good looks, and just a touch of strategy is required to conserve ammo. Extremely complex and very satisfying.

6

Solid action! Good shooting game with above average graphics (although not as good as the arcade version). One thing I don't like is the collision detection and the control of the cross hairs in the joystick mode. You waste a lot of ammunition and many times end up missing your target.

6

This was a big disappointment from the arcade to home - although many of the best features would be very hard to convert to the NES. It is, however, the best Zapper game, although, ironically, the joystick mode is better for rapid-fire action.

reggie posted a review

A Hint of the Wolf

The enemy has taken innocent civilians as hostages. Your mission is to infiltrate the hostile territories of South America and liberate the prisoners while eliminating the heavily armed extremists along your path. In order to succeed in this perilous journey, you have to maintain a healthy ammunition supply. The destiny of the hostages is in your hands. Don't let them down.

Gearing Up for the Action

Operation Wolf is a fast-action game saturated with non-stop shooting power. You are merely equipped with a machine gun, 7 magazines and 5 grenades at the onset of the game. You have to battle an army of tanks, missiles, helicopters, gunboats, and well-trained guerilla soldiers. But fear not. You can replenish your firepower and ammunition by capturing power-up boxes that drift across your screen. The ones marked "FREE" allow up to 10 seconds of unlimited gun play. Throughout the game, there are hostages or villagers intermingled with the enemy troops

This Wolf Knows His Territory

You parachute off a plane over a dense tropical terrain. Your first task is to demolish the enemy's Communication Center and render them incommunicado with the outside world. A fierce battle ensues as the enemy troops shoot wildly at you, with help from bombarding tanks and attacking helicopters.

Once you succeed in cutting off enemy communications, you journey on to the wild, lush Jungle. You need to extract information from the enemy about the location of the prison camp. Prisoners run helter-skelter amidst the gunfire fury of opposing forces. Gunboats cruising along the river fire at you as you obtain extra ammunition. Armored tanks loom on the horizon. Distracting farm animals, like chickens and pigs, scurry about with wild abandon!

ProTips:

  • Never attack a group of enemies when there's a hostage among them...you might injure yourself!
  • Conserve bullets..use short bursts.

Warning! The enemy may locate you! If you sustain a lethal injury, the game is over. If you have no ammunition left, you must join the prisoners. You move on to the Village, weary from battle, hoping to rest. More hostile troops confront you as innocent villagers and animals take cover! The Village is freed and you recover from your injury.

Next, you must take the Ammunition Dump by force in order to replenish your dwindling supply. You are greeted by a barrage of tanks, frightened birds and medics running around with stretchers. After obtaining your ammo, move Ammunition Dump by force in order to replenish your dwindling supply. You are greeted by a barrage of tanks, frightened birds and medics running around with stretchers. After obtaining your ammo, move on to the Concentration Camp where the rest of the prisoners await you. Weak, emaciated hostages stagger around screaming for "Help!" as brutal enemy soldiers stalk them and hurl grenades and missiles. Windows are shattered to smithereens in the exchange of gunfire. You succeed in freeing the prisoners!

Last leg of Operation Wolf is to rescue the prisoners and race for the Airport. The motorcycle-riding enemies try to block your safe passage. Tanks and an attack helicopter hurl mortars in a last desperate attempt to curtail this heroic one-man feat! A successful getaway...the prisoners are rescued!

  • Eliminate the animals for power-up weapons.
  • Don't pass up the chance to collect power-up boxes... you'll need them!
  • Save your rocket grenades for the helicopters.
reggie posted a review

Published by Ocean Software Ltd. and developed by Taito Corporation, this single player game of shooting gallery genre was released in 1988.

The player controls the main character that has been recruited for Operation Wolf to rescue the five hostages imprisoned by the enemies in the concentration camp. There are six stages in the game to go through: Communication Setup, Jungle, Village, Powder Magazine, Concentration Camp, and Airport. For instance, as soon as you successfully complete the Jungle level, you have the chance to question your enemy’s leader and find out the where the camp is placed. All the way through you will be followed with numerous enemies, from soldiers to ninjas, patrol boats to helicopters, and more. At the end of each stage, each of the bosses has a specific weakness the player has to make use of.

Well, when you have done all the levels, as a winner you have the opportunity to meet the President of the USA and get a great score bonus.

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