All shooting, no strategy, AirStrike 3D: Operation W.A.T. makes for an extremely entertaining game, though the trial version restricts access to the majority of the levels.
A great tutorial comes in the first round of play, and the controls are a cinch to master. The game's unique, three-quarters view and killer 3D graphics are a refreshing take on the shooter genre. The fast-paced action is the game's best quality, although we also appreciated the healthy feature set. Get enough power-ups and you'll be annihilating everything in sight, including planes, trains, tanks, and towers. Nag screens promoting the full version get a bit frustrating since they appear between every round.
Also, the demo only lets you play three levels, which are fairly easy to finish. Nevertheless, AirStrike 3D: Operation W.A.T.'s excellent graphics, realistic sound effects, and fun gameplay make the limited levels worth playing more than once.
AirStrike 3D is an action-packed, apocalyptic, survival experiment for daredevils. Your job is to pilot heavy-battle helicopters and your primary objective is to destroy terrorists' secret bases and small arms factories around the world. Strap in for 20 levels of mayhem with more than 100 enemy units, five types of hostile terrain, and three powerful terrorist bosses. As you successfully complete missions and meet goals set by commanders you will be given access to more sophisticated equipment and weapons. You'll have to fly in different conditions, including night and foul weather.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.71 is freeware and fixes some bugs.