History VideoGame / ASPAirStrikePatrol

8th May '16 12:01:04 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: [[spoiler: The aliens.]] Their involvement is foreshadowed in some of the mission debriefings, but there's still not much information on ''why'' they're doing what they're doing.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: [[spoiler: The aliens.]] Their involvement is foreshadowed in some of the mission debriefings, but there's still not much information on ''why'' they're doing what they're doing.
29th Jun '15 3:57:44 AM tsstevens
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* NintendoHard

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* NintendoHardNintendoHard: Even Save Scumming on an emulator, seeking and destroying all the scud launchers and causing untold damage using the Super A10 cheat to keep all scores up you still get the bad ending. The game may have been based on the first Iraq war but may as well take place in the second as you seemingly cannot win no matter what you do.
6th Feb '15 7:53:06 AM TrevMUN
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Even completing all missions, including seeking out all scuds and secondary objectives with high scores railroads you into a bad ending.



* UnwinnableByDesign: Even SaveScumming on an emulator, seeking and destroying all the scud launchers and causing untold damage using the Super A10 cheat to keep all scores up you still get the bad ending. The game may have been based on the first Iraq war but may as well take place in the second as you cannot win no matter what you do.
24th Dec '14 2:58:18 PM tsstevens
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Even completing all missions, including seeking out all scuds and secondary objectives with high scores railroads you into a bad ending.


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* UnwinnableByDesign: Even SaveScumming on an emulator, seeking and destroying all the scud launchers and causing untold damage using the Super A10 cheat to keep all scores up you still get the bad ending. The game may have been based on the first Iraq war but may as well take place in the second as you cannot win no matter what you do.
23rd May '14 4:27:07 PM Dyuran
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** [=MiGs=] appear a limited number of times in each level, however, meaning you can start with a F-15E that's fully air-to-air to deal with the [=MiGs=], then switch over to the fully air-to-ground A-10 and take care of the rest.

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** [=MiGs=] appear a limited number of times in each level, level however, meaning you can start with a F-15E that's fully air-to-air to deal with the [=MiGs=], then switch over to the fully air-to-ground A-10 and take care of the rest.
23rd May '14 4:25:37 PM Dyuran
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** [=MiGs=] appear a limited number of times in each level, however, meaning you can start with a F-15E that's fully air-to-air to deal with the [=MiGs=], then switch over to the fully air-to-ground A-10 and take care of the rest.
9th May '14 6:13:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Global News Network (GNN) is a clear take on CableNewsNetwork (CNN).

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** Global News Network (GNN) is a clear take on CableNewsNetwork (CNN).Creator/{{CNN}}.
22nd Aug '13 8:34:48 PM TrevMUN
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* ForeShadowing: This 1995 game is about a U.N. invasion of Zarak, right? Well, America leads a REAL U.N. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
4th Aug '13 7:17:29 PM Arima
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* ForeShadowing: This 1995 game is about a U.N. invasion of Zarak, right? Well, America leads a REAL U.N. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
11th Jun '13 1:59:14 PM MarkLungo
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The game itself takes place during a thinly-veiled GulfWar. A Middle Eastern country, [[{{Qurac}} Zarak]], is invading its smaller neighbor Sweit. In early 1990, [[TheAlliance the P.D.F.]] launches Operation Desert Corrado, with the aim of stopping the Zarak military's advance. As part of the [[TitleDrop Air Strike Patrol]], you fly either [[YanksWithTanks F-15E Strike Eagles or A-10 Thunderbolt IIs]] in support of the Coalition.

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The game itself takes place during a thinly-veiled GulfWar.[[UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar Gulf War]]. A Middle Eastern country, [[{{Qurac}} Zarak]], is invading its smaller neighbor Sweit. In early 1990, [[TheAlliance the P.D.F.]] launches Operation Desert Corrado, with the aim of stopping the Zarak military's advance. As part of the [[TitleDrop Air Strike Patrol]], you fly either [[YanksWithTanks F-15E Strike Eagles or A-10 Thunderbolt IIs]] in support of the Coalition.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Most things in the game are unmistakably renames and references to the real GulfWar.
** Operation [[DesertStorm Desert Corrado]], anyone?

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Most things in the game are unmistakably renames and references to the real GulfWar.
[[UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar GulfWar]].
** Operation [[DesertStorm Desert Corrado]], Corrado (instead of Desert Storm), anyone?



* MultipleEndings: The Force, Supplies, and Opinion meters all determine the kind of ending you get. If any of those are lacking, the ending will only be merely an okay ending (for example, you'll be told that the Gulf War was a political disaster if public opinion is the lowest of the three).

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* MultipleEndings: The Force, Supplies, and Opinion meters all determine the kind of ending you get. If any of those are lacking, the ending will only be merely an okay ending (for example, you'll be told that the Gulf War UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar was a political disaster if public opinion is the lowest of the three).



On the other hand, despite the accuracy used in the planes flown by the players, Zaraki vehicles aren't based on what the Ba'athist Iraq forces had during the GulfWar. They ''are'' still mostly based on real military vehicles, though; the [[RedsWithRockets Soviet MiG-29 Fulcrum, Mi-24 Hind, T-80 main battle tank, SA-4 Ganef]] (spelled "Gannif"), and the [[BritsWithBattleships British Rapier SAM]] (including a tracked variant called the "Rolland"). The only real problems are that the T-80s have anti-aircraft missiles (they have anti-''tank'' missiles in RealLife), and that there are trucks said to be armed with "Swatter" anti-aircraft missiles (a NATO reporting name given to a type of Soviet ''anti-tank'' missile).
* SlaveToPR: If you want to get that GoldenEnding and keep the Gulf War from being seen as a second VietnamWar, you've got to do your best to keep the public happy while still completing your missions. No pressure.

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On the other hand, despite the accuracy used in the planes flown by the players, Zaraki vehicles aren't based on what the Ba'athist Iraq forces had during the GulfWar.UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar. They ''are'' still mostly based on real military vehicles, though; the [[RedsWithRockets Soviet MiG-29 Fulcrum, Mi-24 Hind, T-80 main battle tank, SA-4 Ganef]] (spelled "Gannif"), and the [[BritsWithBattleships British Rapier SAM]] (including a tracked variant called the "Rolland"). The only real problems are that the T-80s have anti-aircraft missiles (they have anti-''tank'' missiles in RealLife), and that there are trucks said to be armed with "Swatter" anti-aircraft missiles (a NATO reporting name given to a type of Soviet ''anti-tank'' missile).
* SlaveToPR: If you want to get that GoldenEnding and keep the Gulf War UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar from being seen as a second VietnamWar, [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]], you've got to do your best to keep the public happy while still completing your missions. No pressure.
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