50 Mission Crush (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Strategic Simulations, Inc. - 1984 USA, Canada Release

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50 Mission Crush
Product ID SSIIN0092
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1984
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Category(s) Entertainment, Strategy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

A role-playing game that puts you in charge of a B-17 Bomber!

Brave pilots of the B-17s...
Your crown of glory.

"50 Mission Crush" was the name given to the crushed service cap worn by the battle-hardened veteran pilots of the B-17. It was a mark of distinction and honor.

It is now the name of this exciting and unique role-playing wargame. 50 Mission Crush puts you in the cockpit as pilot of the most glamorous bomber of World War II- the B-17 Flying Fortress.

As part of the 8th Air Force 306 Bomber Group, you must try to survive fifty harrowing raids over France and Germany. Everything about this game is historically accurate, right down to the name of your bomber: "Impatient Virgin." The action is also real... fast and intense!

Like a real B-17 commander, you'll have full control of your bomber and your gunners. You'll determine the bomb/fuel ratio your plane will carry on each mission and how you'll fly (high or low altitude).

After each mission (if you've survived!), you'll be evaluated by the computer and awarded points based on such factors as: How difficult was the mission? How accurate was your bombing? How many enemy planes did you shoot down (Don't forget enemy fighters get better at shooting down B-17's as time goes by!)?

The more points you get, the closer you'll be to a promotion. Starting off as a Lieutenant, you'll be able to make it all the way to Brigadier General!

But for all its luster, the General's bright shiny star will pale to a mere battered cap- your 50 mission crush.

Based in England as part of the 8th Air Force 306 Bomber Group, you have 22 targets to bomb in France and Germany. They are all well protected by enemy fighters and anti-aircraft batteries.

Data of your bomber, Impatient Virgin, as it flies over land. Schematic shows all your crew. The row of numbers represents weather conditions at different altitudes.

  • As pilot, you command 10 crew members, each of which plays a different role in your mission.
  • After each mission, the computer rates your performance and may award you medals and/or promotion points.
  • Rules cover crew experience, flak, enemy fighters, fighter escort, fuel usage, forced landings, bailing out, bombing accuracy, and damage.
  • Ability to save the game after a mission for later play.

50 Mission Crush was designed by John Gray.

  • Playing Time: 10 minutes per mission.
  • Maximum 50 missions per game.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K

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