History VideoGame / StrikeSeries

5th Dec '16 1:34:09 PM Nemesis88
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* ''Soviet Strike'', the first of two [=PS1=] games where the newly-formed STRIKE organisation must take down a mysterious Russian terrorist called "The Shadowman" and his plans to bring back the glory of Soviet Russia through violence. That, or a elaborate {{plan}} by STRIKE to [[WhatTheHellHero convince Boris Yeltsin of their need for a foothold in Russia.]]

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* ''Soviet Strike'', the first of two [=PS1=] games where the newly-formed STRIKE organisation must take down a mysterious Russian terrorist called "The Shadowman" and his plans to bring back the glory of Soviet Russia through violence. That, or a elaborate {{plan}} by STRIKE to [[WhatTheHellHero convince Boris Yeltsin of their need for a foothold in Russia.]]
5th Dec '16 1:31:01 PM Nemesis88
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: The pirate Octad (triad) leader Napoleon Hwong in Nuclear Strike's second mission.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: The pirate Octad (triad) leader Napoleon Hwong in Nuclear Strike's second mission.



* UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}: The setting of the fourth mission in ''Soviet Strike.'' It's basically a WretchedHive set up by a MadScientist for every loser in the Soviet bloc to use as a play pen. Things go FromBadToWorse when [[DarkActionGirl Villa]] shows up to raid the reactor.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The [=PlayStation=] versions. To give an idea, one mission takes place in Chernobyl where you have to kill a Romanian Gulag dominatrix (yes, you read that right) who had grown to become a ruling guerrilla leader in charge of a nation, apparently powerful enough to make a play for the Chernobyl reactor to use the nuclear materials to launch rockets over Europe. Then there's ThePlan detailed below.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}}: UsefulNotes/: The setting of the fourth mission in ''Soviet Strike.Strike is inspired by Chernobyl.'' It's basically a WretchedHive set up by a MadScientist for every loser in the Soviet bloc to use as a play pen. Things go FromBadToWorse when [[DarkActionGirl Villa]] shows up to raid the reactor.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The [=PlayStation=] versions. To give an idea, one mission takes place in Chernobyl Transylvania (but inspired by Chernobyl) where you have to kill a Romanian Gulag dominatrix (yes, you read that right) who had grown to become a ruling guerrilla leader in charge of a nation, rogue army commander, apparently powerful enough to make a play for the Chernobyl reactor to use the nuclear materials to launch rockets over Europe. Then there's ThePlan detailed below.Europe.



* EasterEgg: Soviet Strike has SantaClaus in Crimea and a vampire Elvis in Transylvania.

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* EasterEgg: Soviet Strike has SantaClaus Santa Claus in Crimea and a vampire Elvis in Transylvania.



* TheManBehindTheMan: The Shadowman in ''Soviet Strike''. Allegedly one Uri Vatsisnov, fictional former head of the KGB, though this is not 100% confirmed. The codename for a mysterious individual attempting to stage a ''coup'' in post-Cold War Russia. He hacks into your site and taunts you throughout the game. He seemingly dies in the first mission but it's quickly revealed he's alive and behind the bad guys in all subsequent missions. He is never seen except in infra-red, and his voice is electronically muffled.
** [[spoiler: After the end credits, it transpires that ''STRIKE'' are the true masterminds behind the coup, or at least their bosses, and even allude to killing Trotsky because he didn't play ball, making them a GovernmentConspiracy going back decades. The ''coup'' was apparently to frighten then-President Yeltsin into obedience.]]
*** [[spoiler: Also, there is a strong possibility that the ''real'' Shadowman is none other than your co-pilot Nick Arnold, the Shadowman's convenient hostage for much of the game, maybe or not working on orders of the aforementioned [[TheConspiracy conspiracy]] Hack once thinks that Shadowman must be a STRIKE member to be able to hack into their systems; his voice, though muffled, is similar to Nick's in later missions, and he has Nick's sense of humour and uses many of his phrases (eg. "viking funeral"). Not only is he Shadowman's hostage for most of the game, in the final levels Nick is seemingly with all the time, for no obvious reason as he has no apparent value as a captive.]]



** Soviet Strike had a shadowy character only known as the "Security Czar" running STRIKE, who at the end threatens Yeltsin into allowing STRIKE to act freely within Russia. In Nuclear Strike this sinister conspiracy overtone is gone, along with the entire character of Security Czar.

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** Soviet Strike had a shadowy character only known as the "Security Czar" running STRIKE, who at the end threatens Yeltsin into allowing STRIKE to act freely within Russia. In Nuclear Strike this sinister conspiracy overtone is gone, along with the entire character of Security Czar. Amad and Ivan Uralia are also gone in Nuclear Strike despite being STRIKE members.
18th Nov '16 7:44:02 AM CynicalBastardo
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* PasswordSave: For the [=PS1=] games.

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* PasswordSave: For the [=PS1=] games.games and ''Urban Strike''.
29th May '16 6:53:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Soviet Strike'', the first of two PS1 games where the newly-formed STRIKE organisation must take down a mysterious Russian terrorist called "The Shadowman" and his plans to bring back the glory of Soviet Russia through violence. That, or a elaborate {{plan}} by STRIKE to [[WhatTheHellHero convince Boris Yeltsin of their need for a foothold in Russia.]]

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* ''Soviet Strike'', the first of two PS1 [=PS1=] games where the newly-formed STRIKE organisation must take down a mysterious Russian terrorist called "The Shadowman" and his plans to bring back the glory of Soviet Russia through violence. That, or a elaborate {{plan}} by STRIKE to [[WhatTheHellHero convince Boris Yeltsin of their need for a foothold in Russia.]]



* PasswordSave: For the PS1 games.

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* PasswordSave: For the PS1 [=PS1=] games.
21st Feb '16 3:53:32 AM Jarl
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*NonIndicativeName: ''Jungle Strike'' starts with a mission in a city, and ''Urban Strike'' starts with a mission in a jungle.
20th Feb '16 9:35:23 AM Jarl
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%%* AcePilot

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%%* AcePilot* AcePilot: The player character. You also have a selection of Ace Co-Pilots to choose from.



* BookEnds: The beginning of Soviet Strike and the very end of Nuclear Strike has Hack saying the same thing:

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* BookEnds: The BookEnds
**Jungle Strike begins and ends in a combat mission over Washington DC.
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beginning of Soviet Strike and the very end of Nuclear Strike has Hack saying the same thing:



*** No, no matter what engineering procedure is used, the A-10 cannot be made into a VTOL.

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*** ** No, no matter what engineering procedure is used, the A-10 cannot be made into a VTOL.




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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Jungle Strike's climactic mission is set in the dense Amazon, blowing up secret underground bases and fighting enemy [[SoLastSeason Apache helicopters]] until you eventually capture the BigBadDuumvirate, and take them back to Washington DC [[ArtisticLicenseLaw to stand trial at the Supreme Court]]... and then the remains of the Drug Lord's army invade DC and bust them out, forcing you to evacuate the president, wipe out the enemy forces, and kill the two [[TheEndOrIsIt once and for all]].
19th Feb '16 9:53:07 PM Foton
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* PasswordSave: For the PS1 games.
20th Oct '15 12:57:00 PM G-MANN
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* BadBoss: Whenever his deputy has the temerity to question him, General Kilbaba gives him a good slap in the face.


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* KickTheDog: Or in General Kilbaba's case, Slap the Deputy.
20th Oct '15 12:48:10 PM G-MANN
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--> Gen. Earle: "We measure our successes by the wars that ''didn't happen''!"



--> Gen. Earle: "We measure our successes by the wars that ''didn't happen''!"



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The final level of Urban Strike takes place inside H.R. Malone's enormous underground base underneath Las Vegas, which is not only big enough to fly a helicopter around in but has a floor space that could be measured in square miles. It's basically a standard level map that happens to be set underground, with lots of empty space between targets/objectives.

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The final level of Urban Strike takes place inside H.R. Malone's enormous underground base underneath beneath Las Vegas, which is not only big enough to fly a helicopter around in but has a floor space that could be measured in square miles. It's basically a standard level map that happens to be set underground, with lots of empty space between targets/objectives.
20th Oct '15 12:42:47 PM G-MANN
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* ''VideoGame/DesertStrike'', set at the end of the Gulf War where the player must thwart the Saddam Hussein-a-like General Killbaba.

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* ''VideoGame/DesertStrike'', set at the end of the Gulf War where the player must thwart the Saddam Hussein-a-like General Killbaba.Kilbaba.



* BadBoss: Whenever his deputy has the temerity to question him, General Kilbaba gives him a good slap in the face.



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



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The final level of Urban Strike takes place inside H.R. Malone's enormous underground base underneath Las Vegas, which is not only big enough to fly a helicopter around in but has a floor space that could be measured in square miles. It's basically a standard level map that happens to be set underground, with lots of empty space between targets/objectives.



* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Your chopper can't change altitude, so you have to fly around two story buildings or mountains. Urban Strike has you flying over the fog of San Fransisco, with the taller buildings and Golden Gate Bridge jutting above it. The Playstation games alter this slightly, having your helicopter constantly flying at a given altitude above the ground. You'll be shown flying up over hills and small buildings, but you still have to fly around larger geographic features and structures.

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* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Your chopper can't change altitude, so you have to fly around two story buildings or mountains. Urban Strike has you flying over the fog of San Fransisco, Francisco, with the taller buildings and Golden Gate Bridge jutting above it. The Playstation games alter this slightly, having your helicopter constantly flying at a given altitude above the ground. You'll be shown flying up over hills and small buildings, but you still have to fly around larger geographic features and structures.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In Desert Strike, 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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* OneManArmy: Or one-helicopter army. Lampshaded during the first game's intro sequence when the newsreader says the Special Forces' top pilot is being sent to deal with the dicatator because the President doesn't want to risk an all-out air strike.
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