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JadeDragon's reviews and playing tips: Palm OS games

Siberian Strike, by Ludi Games www.gameloft.com $16
Reviewed April 2002

If you've ever gone to a video arcade once in your life, you've seen Siberian Strike there. This wildly popular flight-shooter game is now available for your Palm. Developed by Ludi Games, Siberian Strike copied the original arcade game including 7 long levels and end level bosses, while optimizing it for the Palm. Just like the arcade game, you will have lots of actions like flying, shooting, collecting medals, power ups and extra plans, etc. The graphics are sharp; controls are very smooth for hard key and stylus, full sound effects.

Playing Hints and Tips
Choose your fighers well: I find that based on the mission and enemies in each level, finding the most suitable fighter is the key to success. For the fast flying and small fighter enemy levels, Me163 is your best choice. Originating from the old Komet, Me163 is the fastest fighter and the easiest to maneuver with decent fire power and defensive shields. For the combo enemies of both small fighters and small ground targets, Me109 might be the best choice. Originally designed by Messerschmitt, Me109 is one of the most famous fighters with very good maneuvering ability combining with very good firepower. So you can use the Me109 to dance with the enemy fighters and take out carrier ships or ground targets at the same time. For the most heavily guarded ground target, you should use Do17Z, which has the most powerful weapons in the fleet.
Iceberg madness: It takes a while to get used to the Iceberg Slalom levels, all you need to do here is to remember where the icebergs are and memorize the best route.

I just have one question, why am I on the German side in this game?

Ratings (scale of 1 to 5):

Graphics Very good graphics even at a high frame rates.
Sound This game has the most full sound effects I've seen in a flight-shooter on Palm. If you turn the engine sound off, the sound in this game is almost perfect.
Fun Meter For your arcade Siberian Strike fans, this no doubt is a treat. The game comes with 3 difficulty levels. If you are new to the game, start with the training and go up. Trust me, you will get better and it is definitely worth seeing the whole game.
Addictivity The game has pretty high replay value, if you can finish the game, that is. If you haven't finished the game, you'll definitely want to keep trying!


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