Airwolf Sprite Mod - Allan Turvey tweaks a classic ZX Spectrum game


Ask most retro gamers or people of middle age and upwards about the name Airwolf and they'd probably tell you of a TV series in the late 80's that revolved around a rather powerful military helicopter and its crew undertaking missions with cool action sequences. In fact living on in memory with that awesome theme tune, the TV show did even appear as its very own game on multiple platforms such as the Amstrad and the even the ZX Spectrum, but sadly the games were nowhere as good as the TV show.... At least until now!


Allan Turvey recently contacted us through our Facebook page to tell us he has released a patch for the classic ZX Spectrum version of the game Airwolf and turned it into a far more enjoyable experience. As he said to us, despite its reputation for being difficult and frustrating (it is), he has always enjoyed the game, and when he read that there were plenty of people who hated the main sprite he decided to change it for one that looks more like the real thing. Which yes I agree, the helicopter in the game looks nothing like Airwolf from the TV show!


Thankfully with the hard work of Allan and Craig Howard for the extra details, the sprite was changed and the game was made a little easier for all to enjoy. The only thing to wait on now is when the the full update is released that will contain the awesome AY music which is being played throughout the trailer above.

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