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Game release data

Name: Airwolf
Japanese name: エアーウルフ
Originally published on: December 24, 1988
Published by: Kyugo
Platform: Famicom
Genre: Shoot-em-up
Progress: 100%


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Version 1.00 Patch (3,038 bytes, released on October 11, 2003)


The game that we should've gotten instead of that CRAPTACULAR Acclaim game, Airwolf is a typical flight shooter in the vein of Gradius. You can choose your weapons before the stage starts, and uh, you can go really frickin' fast! Just like the TV show! The first three seasons, anyhoo.

Here, you play the role of Stringfellow Hawke [Jan-Michael Vincent] and his best friend / sidekick Dominic Santini [Ernest THE MAN Borgnine], who pilot the supersonic helicopter known as Airwolf; Hawke gets a message that terrorists are holding his long-lost brother Saint James as a hostage, so Hawke fights their secret weapon: The HX-1 Battle Helicopter. Add to that, if you don’t fight it within 24 hours, they’ll drop a nuke over New York City! Yes, this game feels like a typical episode of the show, doesn’t it? ;)

Holy CRAP it's Ernest Borgnine!Tell him he still owes me money from that party a few years ago.
I shoot little Frank Cifaldis from my bottom.Where the fuck are MY MISSILES OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIII-