Urban Strike is an isometric shoot 'em up game, the 3rd installment to the famous Desert Strike series on the Megadrive and SNES consoles.
STORY / GAMEPLAY A crazy person called Malone, wants to take power in his hands and gather millions of followers to his cult. He's a very wealthy man and uses his resources to build a super weapon, take over the Government and destroy several US National treasuries across the country. As a helicopter pilot, your main mission is to eliminate his army and finally assassinate this lunatic. You must also defend important buildings and settlements against any vicious enemy assaults, located in New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas. The game offers 40 missions in 10 power-packed levels across the United States. In this game you can use two different helicopters (instead of one used in Desert Strike) and you can also fight on foot. These assets are new to the series and, believe me, they add more to the intense action. The missions are all diverse and involve different strategies and techniques. Pausing the game brings up the HUD which contains a map and a variety of information regarding your mission objectives and flight status. You can also check the armor status of your helicopter, the available fuel and the ammunition left and plan accordingly each time you need to resupply (same concept as with the Jungle Strike title).
GRAPHICS / SOUND The graphics are great, with many colors on screen and the terrains are depicted in pretty good detail (seas, shores, forests, towns etc). There's such a wide variety of different locations, from the sunny Hawaiian islands to the pitch black Las Vegas strip colored by the many neon signs! The machine gunfire and the missile FX are pretty generic but the resulting explosions they cause are really impressive, especially on some of the larger targets. The sound is slightly better on the SNES, with better weapons, explosions and helicopter sound samplings.