History VideoGame / AirFortress

2nd Nov '17 10:51:00 AM IncoG5nito
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The gameplay of ''Air Fortress'' combines two genres, and can be said to be composed of three separate parts. The first part of a given level is a ShootEmUp where you're trying to get inside the Fortress in question. On your way, you also want to gather as much Energy and Bombs as possible. These will all come in handy in the second part of the level.

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The gameplay of ''Air Fortress'' combines two genres, and can be said to be composed of three separate parts. The first part of a given level is a ShootEmUp where you're trying to get inside the Fortress in question. On your way, you also want to gather as much Energy and Bombs [[InsistentTerminology Crash Beam Bullets]]... err, Bombs, as possible. These will all come in handy in the second part of the level.



* NewGamePlus: A second immediately follows the first. The level layouts are exactly the same, but there are more and/or harder enemies. The level and fortress colors are also inverted and the destinations of most of the warp pipes are scrambled, radically altering your path through each fortress.

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* NewGamePlus: A second immediately follows the first. The level layouts are exactly the same, but there are more and/or harder enemies. The level and fortress colors are also inverted (making some of the enemies in the fortresses much harder to see) and the destinations of most of the warp pipes are scrambled, radically altering your path through each fortress.



* TimedMission: From the time you shoot out the Power Reactor you have approximately two minutes to find the level's escape hatch, which contains your ship, and escape the Fortress before the whole place explodes. ExactTimeToFailure is averted, but you can judge how much time you have left by the decreasing stability of the environment. Initially, the whole Fortress goes dark; after a short period of time, it begins to quake and rumble; soon thereafter the rumbling gets worse and the lights begin to flash on and off, and finally this intensifies until the explosion occurs and you are completely engulfed in a white screen, at which point the game ends. It is helpful to locate and determine the path to the escape hatch in advance, but [[GuideDangIt not every level grants you this opportunity]] due to the reactor itself blocking the escape path.

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* TimedMission: From the time you shoot out the Power Reactor you have approximately just over two minutes to find the level's escape hatch, which contains your ship, and escape the Fortress before the whole place explodes. ExactTimeToFailure is averted, but you can judge how much time you have left by the decreasing stability of the environment. Initially, the whole Fortress goes dark; dark, and after a short period of time, about 30 seconds it begins to quake and rumble; soon thereafter rumble. When you are down to less than 30 seconds left the rumbling gets worse and the lights begin to flash on and off, and finally this after two minutes have passed the rumbling intensifies until the again. The explosion occurs and five seconds later, at which point you are completely engulfed in a white screen, at which point screen and the game ends. It is helpful to locate and determine the path to the escape hatch in advance, but [[GuideDangIt not every level grants you this opportunity]] due to the reactor itself blocking the escape path.
22nd Mar '17 4:11:04 PM tropower
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[[caption-width-right:256:''"You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!"'']]

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[[caption-width-right:256:''"You're [[caption-width-right:256:''[[Film/ANewHope "You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!"'']]
home!"]]'']]
23rd Oct '16 1:05:44 PM nombretomado
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For reference, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MD-doYyoTE this run]] shows one of a handful of routes known for the level. At the time, it was a different (and faster) route than was in any walkthrough on GameFAQs, although the use of speed running techniques also helped.

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For reference, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MD-doYyoTE this run]] shows one of a handful of routes known for the level. At the time, it was a different (and faster) route than was in any walkthrough on GameFAQs, Website/GameFAQs, although the use of speed running techniques also helped.
16th Jul '15 10:38:08 PM johnnyfog
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* GottaKillEmAll: The network of Air Fortresses revives itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, so it's more like sixteen.

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* GottaKillEmAll: The network of Air Fortresses revives itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, eighth, so it's more like sixteen.
6th Jul '15 11:08:39 AM johnnyfog
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* GottaKillEmAll[=/=]RuleOfSeven: The network of Air Fortresses revives itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, so it's more like fourteen.

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* GottaKillEmAll[=/=]RuleOfSeven: GottaKillEmAll: The network of Air Fortresses revives itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, so it's more like fourteen.sixteen.
5th Jul '15 8:52:13 PM johnnyfog
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''Air Fortress'' is a game released in Japan in 1987 by HAL Laboratories, today best known for ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It came to American shores in 1989. Its basic plot will remind you of the ends of some of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films: The planet Farmel finds itself threatened by [[DiabolusExNihilo eight mysterious Air Fortresses]] (something of a misnomer, as they're attacking from space). The Federation of Intergalactic Powers has thrown all their defenses at the Fortress to no avail. Now, it's been decided that ''one man'', Hal Bailman, will attempt to infiltrate and blow up the Fortresses from the inside.

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''Air Fortress'' is a game released in Japan in 1987 by HAL Laboratories, today best known for ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It came to American shores in 1989. Its basic plot will remind you of the ends climaxes of some of the a few ''Franchise/StarWars'' films: The planet Farmel finds itself threatened by [[DiabolusExNihilo eight mysterious Air Fortresses]] (something of a misnomer, as they're attacking from space). The Federation of Intergalactic Powers has thrown all their defenses at the Fortress to no avail. Now, it's been decided that ''one man'', Hal Bailman, will attempt to infiltrate and blow up the Fortresses from the inside.
5th Jul '15 8:50:55 PM johnnyfog
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* GottaKillEmAll[=/=]RuleOfSeven: The network of Air Fortress will revive itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, so it's more like fourteen.

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* GottaKillEmAll[=/=]RuleOfSeven: The network of Air Fortress will revive Fortresses revives itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, so it's more like fourteen.
5th Jul '15 8:50:11 PM johnnyfog
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[[caption-width-right:256:'"You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!"'']]

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[[caption-width-right:256:'"You're [[caption-width-right:256:''"You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!"'']]
5th Jul '15 8:49:57 PM johnnyfog
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''Air Fortress'' is a game released in Japan in 1987 by HAL Laboratories, today best known for ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It came to American shores in 1989. Its basic plot will remind you of the ends of some of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films in a way: The planet Farmel finds itself threatened by eight mysterious Air Fortresses. The Federation of Intergalactic Powers has thrown all their defenses at the Fortress to no avail. Now, it's been decided that one man, Hal Bailman, will attempt to infiltrate and blow up the Fortresses from the inside.

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[[caption-width-right:256:'"You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!"'']]

->''"The game does not give much more plot than this, but it quickly becomes clear that one is to destroy the Air Fortresses, and really, in the world of NES games, this is an adequate substitute for actual motivation."''
-->--[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2010/02/general-genre-air-fortress-and-airwolf.html Phil Sandifer]]

''Air Fortress'' is a game released in Japan in 1987 by HAL Laboratories, today best known for ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It came to American shores in 1989. Its basic plot will remind you of the ends of some of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films in a way: films: The planet Farmel finds itself threatened by [[DiabolusExNihilo eight mysterious Air Fortresses.Fortresses]] (something of a misnomer, as they're attacking from space). The Federation of Intergalactic Powers has thrown all their defenses at the Fortress to no avail. Now, it's been decided that one man, ''one man'', Hal Bailman, will attempt to infiltrate and blow up the Fortresses from the inside.


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* GottaKillEmAll[=/=]RuleOfSeven: The network of Air Fortress will revive itself after Bailman destroys the seventh, so it's more like fourteen.


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* OminousFloatingCastle: Bedomed, floating cities are bad news. Haven't you ever played a game before?
20th Nov '14 2:45:07 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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''Air Fortress'' is a game released in Japan in 1987 by HAL Laboratories, today best known for ''{{Kirby}}'' and ''SuperSmashBros'' It came to American shores in 1989. Its basic plot will remind you of the ends of some of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films in a way: The planet Farmel finds itself threatened by eight mysterious Air Fortresses. The Federation of Intergalactic Powers has thrown all their defenses at the Fortress to no avail. Now, it's been decided that one man, Hal Bailman, will attempt to infiltrate and blow up the Fortresses from the inside.

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''Air Fortress'' is a game released in Japan in 1987 by HAL Laboratories, today best known for ''{{Kirby}}'' ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' and ''SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' It came to American shores in 1989. Its basic plot will remind you of the ends of some of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films in a way: The planet Farmel finds itself threatened by eight mysterious Air Fortresses. The Federation of Intergalactic Powers has thrown all their defenses at the Fortress to no avail. Now, it's been decided that one man, Hal Bailman, will attempt to infiltrate and blow up the Fortresses from the inside.
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