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Posted on Oct 9, 2007 in Games PR

PR: Mission-Based, 3D Harrier Jump-Jet Action Game

Armchair General

The Durell Name Returns to Gaming after nearly Two Decades

Somerset England, – October 9, 2007 – Durell Games has released Harrier Attack II for Windows, a unique arcade, action, and strategy game that puts you in control of a Harrier vertical takeoff jet. Your mission is to command the skies and rid your three colony islands of aggressive enemy invaders.

Unlike simple action games that become less challenging as you learn their weapons and defensive systems, Harrier Attack II rewards your efforts. As your flying and fighting skills grow, the program feeds you more difficult, complex missions. You’ll train your brain to master the plane’s command system, and become one with your machine.


Harrier Attack II is a 3D side-scrolling shooter, with all of the frenetic action of the popular Harrier Attack! game released in 1983. The latest version features a diverse array of weapons and add-ons, fresh game-play, and a new, challenging mission structure.

Harrier Attack II offers a fascinating combination of control, damage, and award systems. As you master your aircraft, you’ll learn to enhance targeting, perform real-time repairs, and avoid damage. Combining aerial maneuvers and automatic attacks, you’ll experience a blistering, gun-blazing battle in every mission.

With more than a dozen generic and specialized weapons at your disposal, you can choose the right weapons to deal with specific targets for maximum accuracy and destructive efficiency. The program requires guile and mastery of the plane’s defense systems to deal with the enemy’s awesome firepower. Harrier Attack II tests your leadership skills as you are joined by your wingman. As a team, you have to deal with the strongest enemy assault in the final mission.

As you progress through the game, you increase the capabilities of both pilot and Harrier. Early missions are straightforward, with single sorties, limited fuel, and infinite ammunition. Later campaigns, however, demand a more sophisticated mindset. You must arm and fuel your Harrier, taking into consideration the mission objectives and weight limitations for your chosen takeoff method. Multiple sorties may be flown in a single mission, rearming and refueling as the situation allows.

Harrier Attack II has 28 day and night missions, and more than 40 training exercises. You’ll fly over varied terrain to gain control of enemy encampments, airfields, bridges, and harbors. The enemy is equipped with tanks, trucks, APCs, missile launchers, boats, landing craft, submarines, aircraft, and helicopters.

Harrier Attack II runs under Windows 2000/XP/Vista, and requires a 3D hardware-accelerated graphics card. A single-user license costs $25.95 (USD), and may be purchased securely online from You can download a free trial version from the same web address.