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Dateline: 1988. Across the country, thousands of Amiga computer owners discover a revelation: they can now play a game that includes both white-knuckle driving and indiscriminate violence (without heading to the arcade to spend a quarter on Spy Hunter) with Fire And Forget. The little-known but much-loved Titus game has been given new life in Fire & Forget: The Final Assault. This is no nostalgia trip, it's a brand new title, complete with modern graphics and a new trick for your rolling death machine: flight.

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Yes, not only can you shoot terrorists in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland, you can do it from a flying car. It's like the best parts of Mad Max and Back to the Future II fused together. While heading down the highway, you can shoot lasers infinitely, but your guided missiles (that's the "fire and forget" portion of the game) are limited. Tap and hold the missile button for a lock and let it go. At any point you can tap the "fly" button and your car raises into the air to avoid obstacles on the ground. But watch the meter - flight time is limited to a few seconds before you'll have to land and recharge.

The only footage we could find from the game is for the PC version. Imagine this, with fewer polygons and effects, and it's basically the same as the Android game.

Each of the ten levels is riddled with hazards, enemies, health and ammo refills, and a final boss, which you are encouraged to shoot for points in classic video game fashion. Multiplayer is included. The story and music are right out of the 80s, and there are a few upgrades, but they seem mostly cosmetic. Graphics are squarely in the Dreamcast area; not outstanding, but functional, and the game should run on just about anything made in the last couple of years. A cursory glance reveals no in-app purchases - two dollars American gets you the whole thing.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • steve

    no google play games support for multiplayer? :P

    • Himmat Singh

      Give them some time man. I believe only a small group of devs got early access to the service.

      • steve

        i was just teasing...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Such an insta-buy for me.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    you had me at "the best parts of Mad Max and Back to the Future II fused together"

  • Colin Tomele

    Is there any way to calibrate? Playing on a Nexus 10 and holding it straight up means I'm turning left at like 45 degrees.

  • George Tunaya III

    Ha - the text on the YouTube Video is cut off for me...it says "Joystick Replay - Fire & Forget : The Final Ass..."

    SOLD.

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