Apache Havoc: Enemy Engaged

Apache Havoc, the first flight simulation from Razorworks, will require both a degree in rocket science and a good chunk of reading time before taking flight. Rather than allowing novices (and even veterans) the opportunity to learn the intricate, keyboard heavy control mechanics through an in-game tutorial, there's a thick User Guide to explain the controls in black and white. Perhaps it's because the developers, based in Oxford, England, enjoy a good read. But I can think of far better reading than technical writing. A tutorial would have gone a long way with this game.

Flight sim enthusiasts can read on to learn more about this combat helicopter simulation, but the rest of you should forget about this title. I can understand bypassing a tutorial if the Joystick option voided the keyboard, but there are over 200 keys required to play this game. Good luck figuring that out on your own. If you are looking for plug and play ease, look elsewhere.

pc requirement
  • Pentium 166 With 3D Hardware
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98 operating system
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • 500 MB of available hard disk space
  • Quad-speed CD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft DirectX 6.0
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Windows 95-compatible sound board