Return Fire (1995)

by Christopher
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Return Fire: A Detailed Overview

Return Fire is a strategy and action game released in 1995 for the MS-DOS and Windows 95 platforms. It is the spiritual successor to the 1988 game Fire Power, and was developed by the same team, Vektor Grafix. Return Fire features four unique vehicles, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and two different ways to win.


The objective of Return Fire is to either capture the enemy’s flag and bring it back to your base, or to destroy all of the enemy’s vehicles. There are four different vehicles to choose from:

  • Jeep: The Jeep is the fastest and most maneuverable vehicle in the game, but it is also the most fragile. It is best used for capturing the enemy’s flag or for hit-and-run attacks.
  • Helicopter: The Helicopter is a versatile vehicle that can be used for both offense and defense. It is relatively fast and maneuverable, and it can also carry bombs and rockets.
  • Tank: The Tank is a powerful vehicle that is well-suited for destroying enemy vehicles. It is slow and cumbersome, but it has a lot of firepower.
  • Armoured Support Vehicle (ASV): The ASV is a specialized vehicle that is used for launching missiles. It is the slowest and most expensive vehicle in the game, but it can also deal the most damage.

Each vehicle has its own unique set of weapons and abilities. For example, the Jeep can use a machine gun and a grenade launcher, while the Helicopter can use rockets and bombs. The Tank can use a cannon and a machine gun, and the ASV can launch missiles.

Winning the Game

There are two ways to win a game of Return Fire:

  • Capture the enemy’s flag: To capture the enemy’s flag, you must first destroy the enemy’s flag bunker. Once the bunker is destroyed, you can pick up the flag and carry it back to your own base. If you are carrying the flag, you will be unable to use any weapons, so you will need to be careful not to get killed.
  • Destroy all of the enemy’s vehicles: To destroy all of the enemy’s vehicles, you will need to use your weapons to attack and destroy them. Once all of the enemy’s vehicles have been destroyed, you will win the game.


Return Fire features a variety of different maps, each with its own unique layout and challenges. Some maps are large and open, while others are small and cramped. Some maps are set in urban environments, while others are set in rural environments.


Return Fire can be played with up to four players in multiplayer mode. In multiplayer mode, players can compete against each other in a variety of different game modes, including deathmatch, capture the flag, and king of the hill.


Return Fire was released to critical acclaim. Critics praised the game’s intense action, strategic gameplay, and variety of vehicles and maps. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide.


Return Fire is considered to be one of the best strategy and action games of the 1990s. The game’s unique blend of action and strategy, as well as its variety of vehicles and maps, has made it a popular choice for gamers for over two decades.


Return Fire is a classic strategy and action game that is still enjoyed by gamers today. The game’s intense action, strategic gameplay, and variety of vehicles and maps make it a must-play for fans of the genre.

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