You are a member of the crew on the carrier USS Wasp, one of the most heroic ships in the fleet, travelling from the frontline back to the safety of an Allied port. Unfortunately, the weaponry and structure of your vessel has been damaged in battle and you must pilot one of the Hellcats in an attempt to protect your ship, the Wasp, from enemy attacks. Along the way you come across various enemy installations, in the shape of island bases or battle cruisers. You are given a mission to complete on arrival in each zone. To complete a mission all the targets must be destroyed; that is, all gun emplacements must be blown up, all ships have to be sunk, and every last man on the islands must be shot down.
For this purpose, you are given a small selection of weapons to use in battle, each of which has its own specific purpose. Rockets, are used to take out heavily armoured gun emplacements and ship’s guns. Bombs, are used to bomb ground targets and send enemy troops scurrying in the open, ready for a strafing run with your machine guns. Torpedoes, are used for sinking ships once all the guns have been taken out. To be honest there’s nothing particularly new about what’s been done in Wings Of Fury. It’s the way it’s been done that’s so impressive. The game is so playable it’ll appeal to people not normally interested in flying or shooting.