Top Gun: Fire at Will

Top Gun: Fire at Will

Spectrum Holobyte attempts a revisionist history with you as the rebooted Maverick. Could be worse, could be the rebooted Goose.

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Genre:
Plane Combat
CDs: 1
(543 Megs)
Players:
1 Player
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Animated Violence
Publisher:
Spectrum Holobyte
Retail Barcode:
0 85004 15470 6
Memory:
1 Block
Developer:
Spectrum Holobyte
Sony ID:
SLUS-00032
Accessories:
None
Released:
June 14, 1996
PSRM:
001070

Just for the Butt-kicking G-pulling, Bogey-bashing Thrill of It!

  • You are Maverick – and you’ve got your orders on your mind, Commander Hondo on your back and MiGs on your tail!
  • Top Gun: Fire At Will! features live-action video, including the return of James Tokan as “Hondo”, Maverick’s tough, cigar-chompin’ Commanding Officer, and Julie Carmen as “Amanda”.
  • Chase the enemy over stunning terrain, through dense clouds and into the sunset!
  • Attack your foe with a massive arsenal of lethal air-to-air missiles and deadly special weapons.
  • Control more power and bigger, better weapons when you hunt down each level boss.
  • Top Gun: Fire At Will!  Just remember: The trophy for second best is a headstone.

Review

You know how when companies make a movie-based video game, they take some liberties with the storyline to bend it to their needs? Well, this little game completely re-writes the movie by removing one of the central characters and shuffling around some of the pilots, and then dropping the You take on the role of Maverick, ace pilot, hot shot good guy, and the next big thing to hit Miramar. Once you’ve passed the pilot tests, you’re on to many missions of dog-fighting and missile dodging. The game supports cockpit and 3rd person views, as well as a weird hybrid of simulation and arcade style controls.

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Trivia

  • James Tolkan, the tough talking Commander Hondo from the movie, returns as the main man who chews you out.
  • Julie Carmen stars as a TV news reporter.
  • The jet pilots “Merlin,” “Cougar,” and “Stinger” return in the game, though portrayed by different actors. Oddly, Cougar is not mentioned anywhere in the manual credits.
  • The majority of the game’s storyline is a weird slightly re-written version of the film’s, in which Cougar loses his cool and Hondo sends you (Maverick) to Miramar. From there it expands into its own arc. Note that “Goose” has been completely removed from the picture.
  • Several minutes of the movie’s opening credit footage is mixed in with the new video game footage, as well as several film dog fight scenes being used later on.
  • There is a god awful redone version of Kenny Loggin’s “Danger Zone” performed during the opening…so bad it hurts.
  • One of the people thanked in the manual is only referred to as “Mega Dude.”

 


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