Turn and Burn: The F-14 Dogfight Simulator
|a game by||Imagineering Inc.|
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Turn and Burn by Absolute is an air combat cart that focuses as much on the "air" as it does on the "combat." Your carrier-based, F-14 Tomcat must learn to fly if you want to bring it home safely from 99 missions.
Watch Your Six!
Your primary goal is to shoot down as many enemy jets as you can - before they shoot you. If you enjoy the hunt as much as the kill, the action's not bad. However, you spend a lot of time watching blips on the Long-Range Radar Grid screen, which guides you to the targets. You'll also gaze at empty, monochromatic air space and long expanses of ocean until you find your prey.
The MiG-27s, MiG-29s, and Transports you fly against dish out tough competition. Turn and bum. They got that right!
You fly using a first-person, in-side-the-cockpit view. There are some sharp still shots. However, you don't see much of the other aircrafts - primarily the rear end of jets you chase and the front-end of jets coming at ya. The sound effects are above average, and the music has energy.
You get to use some nifty hardware that works well with the small screen. Your weapons are Sidewinder (heat-seeking missiles), Phoenix (radar-guided missiles), and 50 mm machine guns. The cockpit control panel includes a fine computer screen, which flashes two nicely detailed graphic displays.
Heads Up Flying
Turn and Bum is a solid Game Boy flying cart that provides endless hours of challenging combat flying, but it isn't going to turn on video jet jockeys with itchy trigger fingers or short attention spans. You must learn to manage limited ammo, missiles, and fuel. Sometimes you must also complete tricky carrier landings. If you like to fly with your head, as well as your thumbs, take a turn with Turn and Bum.
- To land safely, your radar blip must be above the edge of the deck and visibly off the bottom line of the Computer Display Lending's landing groove.
- You can help guide Sidewinders to their targets. After you fire one, it continues to move as your jet moves.