Surgical Strike

"Over the next 100 years, the course of warfare will change.  The new threat comes from rebel bands of fanatics, with nuclear capability, hidden deep within densely populated areas.  The solution?  A mechanised marine battalion equipped with highly sophisticated attack hovercrafts.  Your Surgical Strike Team's mission is simple: Destroy all threats to global peace."
Game Information
Developer Sega Enterprises
Publisher Sega Enterprises
Copyright Date 1995
Players 1
Age Rating(s) BBFC PG, ELSPA 11+
Save Type None
Cart Version No

Part Numbers
Game 4435-50
Front Cover 670-6781-50
Back Cover 670-6783-50
Manual 672-2503-50
Spine Card 670-6782-50
CD 1 670-6780-50
Bar Code 4 974365 644352

The spine card image for Surgical Strike was kindly supplied by Gary Robert Brown
A rare yet excellent and challenging title.  Choose an insertion point and pilot your hovercraft through a city decimated by a nuclear explosion, fending off attacks with your missiles and gatling gun whilst keeping your wingmen alive.  Movement is semi-on rails - you can choose to which way to turn at intersections but don't pilot the craft directly, instead moving the crosshairs to pick off highlighted targets.  Successful hits are rewarded with short FMV sections of the target exploding.  For once the movement between clips is fast enough to not interrupt gameplay (though each is preceded by the same shot of your gun firing or a missile launching to give the CD time to hunt the relevant piece of FMV down).  The picture quality is surprisingly good, though it can be difficult to make out what's going on until targets are highlighted.