History VideoGame / DesertStrike

20th Oct '15 12:59:43 PM G-MANN
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: General Kilbaba (who invades a small but wealthy Arab emirate) is basically Saddam Hussein and the camouflage-wearing man giving the mission briefings resembles General "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf. In Jungle Strike, Carlos Ortega is a very powerful South American drug lord, like Pablo Escobar.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: General Kilbaba (who invades a small but wealthy Arab emirate) is basically Saddam Hussein and the Hussein. The camouflage-wearing man giving the mission briefings resembles General "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf. In Jungle Strike, Carlos Ortega is a very powerful South American drug lord, like Pablo Escobar.Schwarzkopf.
20th Oct '15 12:55:33 PM G-MANN
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* CaptainErsatz: General Killbaba is clearly meant to be Saddam Hussein.

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* CaptainErsatz: General Killbaba is clearly meant to be Saddam Hussein.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: General Kilbaba (who invades a small but wealthy Arab emirate) is basically Saddam Hussein and the camouflage-wearing man giving the mission briefings resembles General "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf. In Jungle Strike, Carlos Ortega is a very powerful South American drug lord, like Pablo Escobar.
2nd May '15 1:26:33 PM Preussak
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* CavalryBetrayal: The American soldiers and pilots, who are stranded behind the enemy lines and waiting for the player to rescue them, aren't exactly immune to friendly bullets.
14th Apr '15 11:10:50 AM Preussak
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* FastRoping: Sporadically, the player's co-pilot will use this method in order to perform a certain task on the ground (e.g. entering a building and freeing an importan prisoner).

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* FastRoping: Sporadically, the player's co-pilot will use this method in order to perform a certain task on the ground (e.g. entering a building and freeing an importan important prisoner).
14th Apr '15 11:09:44 AM Preussak
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* FastRoping: Sporadically, the player's co-pilot will use this method in order to perform a certain task on the ground (e.g. entering a building and freeing an importan prisoner).
18th Sep '14 1:35:51 PM DougSMachina
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* ItsUpToYou: The whole story, a mix of TheGulfWar and a generic action plot that ends with saving the world from [[ANuclearError World War III]] rests on one pilot and co-pilot, and the co-pilot is catured in the final mission.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The Gulf War.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The Gulf War.TheGulfWar.
22nd May '14 11:02:22 PM Kahran042
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* ShoutOut: The terrorist combi van that's the first enemy you're likely to see in the second game is ripped right out of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
5th Apr '14 11:37:42 PM Sammettik
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* TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks: The plot is delivered by a LawyerFriendlyCameo version of CNN, the GBS. [[spoiler: As if this isn't obvious enough, GBS is basically the information arm of STRIKE.]]
** The 16-bit installments featured EANN (Electronic Arts News Network, in the levels and some of the cut-scenes between missions.

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* TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks: The plot is delivered by a LawyerFriendlyCameo version of CNN, the GBS. [[spoiler: As if this isn't obvious enough, GBS is basically the information arm of STRIKE.]]
** The 16-bit installments featured
EANN (Electronic Arts News Network, in the levels and some of the cut-scenes between missions.Network).
5th Apr '14 11:36:44 PM Sammettik
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* Made of Explodium: Every vehicle and building will come apart in a nice shower of fragments and orange fireballs.

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* Made of Explodium: MadeOfExplodium: Every vehicle and building will come apart in a nice shower of fragments and orange fireballs.
5th Apr '14 2:49:04 PM LongLiveHumour
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* GulfWar: Alludes to it.

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* GulfWar: UsefulNotes/GulfWar: Alludes to it.
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