Operation Wolf (Nintendo NES, 1989)
|Welcome to Operation Wolf, the arcade hit, military shooter where you have been ordered to rescue the prisoners held hostage in South America. You go in alone or with a friend to topple the terrorist regime and bring out the hostages alive. Welcome to the arcade hit, Operation Wolf. Fight your way behind enemy lines in this first-person shooter. Grab a friend and double your firepower. Begin the levels with varying degrees of ammunition, but don't worry, ammo is abundant, ready for you to pick up. But don't shoot the prisoners or you'll be sorry.
The game was commercially successful. On the Coinslot dedicated arcade game chart, it was number four, behind Street Fighter, Continental Circus, and WEC Le Mans. The game was also critically acclaimed. It won several awards at the 1989 Golden Joystick Awards for 1988, including overall Game of the Year (8-bit) as well as Best Coin-Op Conversion (8-bit) and Best Coin-Op Conversion (16-bit).
One of the most ported arcade games of all time, it has seen releases on everything from the Amstrad CPC to DOS, as well as the NES, the Sega Master System, the FM Towns and the PC Engine. Most of these ports lack any kind of light gun support (with the notable exceptions of the NES, Sega Master System, and the ZX Spectrum, which featured Magnum Light Phaser support) and must be played with a keyboard or a controller.
|Publisher||Taito America Corp.|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre||Light Gun Shooter|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, NES Zapper/Light Gun|
|Number of Players||1|
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