Apache Strike (DOS)

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Apache Strike
Apache Strike - DOS.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1989
Developer: Activision, Inc.
For another games from this series, see Apache Strike.

Apache Strike is a port of Macintosh release of this helicopter simulator.

The story of this game is placed at the back of the box art. The year is 1997, and the new World War is beginning. You are a pilot of AH-64 Apache helicopter through streets of enemy tanks and helicopters. You must defeat your enemy and your target, the Strategic Defense Computer (SDC), with your guns and rockets, to save the world from nuclear destruction.

The rest of this game is lacking of gameplay. It's boring and hard, and the only track of this game is modified version of Vultan's Theme by Queen, taken without any permission from musical band, and it's badly utilized on PC Speaker. But the true 3D engine, which is better than in C64 and MAC releases, make this game really advanced than the most game of this time.


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The title screen.

Apache Strike - DOS - First Level VGA.png

Cut scenes for the first level.

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Air planning over the enemy.

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You are destroyed and killed!


The game's only song is the Apache Strike Theme which plays at the the title screen, and sounds to be a combination of the Airwolf Main Theme and Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men).


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Apache Strike Theme Freddie Mercury, Sylvester LevayChris Teslak 1:45


(Source; recognizable bars.)

Game Rip





This game still needs to be ripped. The actual recording was made from the game.

Audio Devices


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The game doesn't have changing audio hardware program. The music will be played on PC Speaker. The sounds like the shooting of bullets, rockets, explosions or rotation of the helicopter's blades will be played on the same device.


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Apache Strike - DOS.jpg
Title: Apache Strike
Platform: DOS
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Activision, Inc.