The latest in flying adventure games from Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. continues to taxi towards its launch. TOP GUN: "Fire At Will!," based on the blockbuster Paramount Pictures film TOP GUN, puts players in the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet. Players will graduate from the TOP GUN flight academy and eventually battle enemy aircraft around the world. | Review |
TOP GUN: "FIRE AT WILL!"
Veteran actor James Tolkan returns as Hondo, the squadron commanding officer, a role similar to the one he played in the film. Co-starring is female lead Julie Carmen. The game, being developed on CD-ROM for the PC, will utilize live action video in its user interface to enhance realism and make the player a part of the story. The game combines high-res 3D graphics and authentic flying dynamics with the familiar adventure environment developed by TOP GUN the movie.
"The combination of leading edge technology, fine actors and one of the best dogfighting films ever will result in a game like no other on the market," said Louis Gioia, Jr., president of the Spectrum HoloByte Division. "The action in Fire At Will is intense and realistic but with a plug-and-play design so players can jump right into the heat of battle from the start."
The live-action video utilized in "Fire At Will!" was shot during a 2-week period in a San Francisco studio. A cast of 20 actors took part in the "blue screen" shoot, including Tolkan, whose credits include roles in "Dick Tracy" and "Back to the Future I, II and III." Carmen recently starred in the John Carpenter thriller " In the Mouth of Madness" and has also enjoyed starring roles in the Robert Redford-directed film "The Milagro Beanfield War" and the HBO television series "Dream On."
The TOP GUN license allows support for the following formats: Macintosh, Amiga, Super Nintendo Entertainment System(R), Sega(TM) Genesis(TM) System, 3DO(TM) Interactive Multiplayer(TM) system, CD-I, and future 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.
Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for use on CD-ROM and floppy-based personal computers. The company also develops software for cartridge-based video games manufactured by Nintendo(R) and Sega(TM). The products are available nationally and internationally through major distributors, retailers and mass merchants.
TOP GUN is a property of Viacom Consumer Products which licenses and merchandises properties on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television and Simon & Schuster as well as third party properties. Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom Entertainment Group, is a division of Viacom Inc.
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