Desert Strike (SEGA Genesis)

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            Series : Strike
         Developer : Electronic Arts
             Genre : Base Attack
          Graphics : Isometric graphics
            Themes : Gulf War
                     Military
        Other Tags : aircraft

      Achievements : retroachievements.org

not completed.
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Desert Strike

Passwords / Cheat Codes

  • 10 lives cheat: Enter the password BQQQAEZ.
  • Campaign 2: LQAHQRL

Facts

  • According to the Desert Strike manual, when you rescue guys and drop them off, you restore armor. That's pretty key.
  • The map shows all resources such as ammo and fuel, POWs, as well as anti-air weapons. Very useful.
  • You don't expend fuel over the water.
  • Fuel etc. hidden in buildings is not displayed on the map.

  • Items:

    • Toolbox with red stuff: Restore armor
    • Crate with red X: Extra life
    • Metal coil: Quickwinch.

Log entries

    2012-01-19
  • First time I try this on a non-Amiga. Awesome game, also the SEGA Genesis original.
  • 2014-11-16
  • After moving to my new apartment today, I wanted to do something fun and special, so I set up my TV and my Genesis, and picked a random game from a box. he game turned ou to be Desert Strike, so I tried the first missions. I failed during the Airfields part of the mission. Great game over music.
  • 2020-06-05
  • I failed again during the Airfields part of the game.
  • 2021-09-09
  • After playing Fire Power, I felt like playing a similar game from the air instead. For the first time, I managed use the map carefully, avoid getting hit by anti-air missiles by charging in with Hydras, protected the spy, and beat the first mission.
  • 2024-01-21
  • I failed Campaign 2 two times in a row. The order of targets seems really important, but what actually got me was guys with prison towers.

  • I read a tip that suggests using Keith Michaels or Carlos Valdez if he's available as a copilot.

  • The Campaign 2 prison camp is extremely heavily defended, I need to have full ammo and approach very carefully.


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