Flight of the Intruder (NES)

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Flight of the Intruder
Flight of the Intruder - NES - USA.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1990
Developer: Imagineering, Inc.

Flight of the Intruder is a 1990 flight simulator developed by Rowan Software and published by Spectrum HoloByte for the PC MS-DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. It was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991 with Imagineering as the developer and Mindscape as the publisher. The game was based on the novel of the same name and received as the successor of the first game of the Falcon (video game series).

It should have been noted that the NES version was originally a standalone game by Absolute called USMC Harrier, before Mindscape bought out the rights, and retitled to Flight of the Intruder.


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The USA title screen.

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The European title screen.
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For 1990, Mark Van Hecke of Home Alone 2 and A Boy and His Blob fame did a good job, writing this epic music in MIDI files, using Dr. T's KCS. The files then converted to a sound driver by Stuart Ross.


Though the game was released in Europe, the PAL version's soundtrack sounds identical to the NTSC version; as it plays at the same pitch and tempo, so only the NTSC version has been recorded.

# Title ComposerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen / Briefing Mark Van HeckeStuart Ross 0:50
02 Near Ground Stage: Part 1 Mark Van HeckeStuart Ross 3:14
03 Near Ground Stage: Part 2 Mark Van HeckeStuart Ross 2:58
04 Unknown Jingle Mark Van HeckeStuart Ross 0:13



Audio Devices

The game uses the 2A03. The DPCM channel is never used. The game uses Stuart Ross' sound driver.

Game Rip





  USA.svg   USA
Flight of the Intruder - NES - USA.jpg
Title: Flight of the Intruder
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-05-??
Publisher: Mindscape, Inc.
  EU.svg   EU
Phantom Air Mission - NES.jpg
Title: Phantom Air Mission
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Activision U.K. Ltd.
  South America.svg   South America
Flight of the Intruder - NES - SA.jpg
Title: Flight of the Intruder
Platform: NES
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Playtronic