As one of Uncle Sam's elite pilots, you must charge to America's defense by taking to the skies in one of three jetfighters: the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 Hornet or the F-22 Raptor. The year is 2012, and the Russians, Chinese, and North Koreans have united to attack the United States on sovereign soil.
JetFighter IV: Fortress America features more than 40,000 square miles of terrain mapped from actual satellite photographs. The detail level has been ramped up four times higher than the previous title in the series with more than 180 individually rendered objects awaiting destruction.
Pilots interact with the environment by flying under bridges, screaming past skyscrapers and towers, and protecting West Coast American cities and landmarks. Defend San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge or meet the enemy over Oakland as you fly your state-of-the-art fighting machine.
Control schemes include joystick support (emulates the flight control stick of a jetfighter cockpit) and keyboard (default for navigation) input. Fully functional cockpit and weapon systems, viewpoints, and combat controls are patterned directly after real-world aircraft, ranging from HUD displays to radar tracking, afterburners, and jamming devices. Eleven multi-part training missions, played separately or as a campaign, are provided to bring the virtual pilot up to speed and in the cockpit.
In addition to the more than 40 pre-designed missions available, a mission generator allows nearly unlimited action. Up to 16 players can join in multiplayer skirmishes through either a LAN connection or the Internet. Think you have the right stuff to beat back the invasion of America? "Scramble" and take to the skies in JetFighter IV: Fortress America to find out.