It's tempting just for Gunship!
Come on GOG, bring Gunship here!
Here now, don't confuse with [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunship_2000]Gunship 2000
. It seems the Amiga version was just Gunship, while the PC version was Gunship 2000, which is where some confusion may come from. As I recall, GS2000 was better as a sim. IIRC, you had several helicopter types in Gunship 2000, and had to give orders to the various AI pilots.
The old Gunship! required you to boot your computer from the provided 5 1/4" to run in (PC/DOS), similar to Pirates! and Silent Service. And no, they could not be easily duplicated via software. There was some bad sector(s) on the disk that prevented it (I heard 7 sectors instead of 8 or something like that), that couldn't be replicated without special hardware. So no backups whatsoever. You wreck you disk, buy it again.
I remember the old MicroProse used to have ads for its other games as a loading screen while you waited, with simplistic animations for each one. Too bad they got bought out and gutted by Hasbro. Wonder if Hasbro considered Xcom action figures for sale at one point or another?
Actually there was a Gunship and Gunship 2000 released 25 years ago or so. I played both. I played Gunship on my Atari ST in the late 80's and a few years later Gunship 2000 on IIRC my Amiga 1200 or PC.
From what I understand this Gunship is from the late 90's, which I completely missed for some reason (perhaps I was in the navy at the time)
EDIT: It looks like I for some reason already have the game on Steam lol.
I still wish GOG brings it here and the first two games.