From the back of the box
F-15 Strike Eagle
CHALLENGING AND EXCITING AIR COMBAT FROM THE MODERN ELECTRONIC COCKPIT!!
Strap into your ejection seat and get ready for challenging and exciting modern jet fighter combat with F-15 Strike Eagle! Fly combat missions, engage enemy aircraft and destroy enemy ground targets in the skies of Southeast Asia Europe and the Middle East. All the sophisticated tools of modern electronic air warfare are available including computer assisted targeting, Heads Up Display (HUD), airborne radar and grounnd tracking target display maps. As the F-15 pilot, you employ your air to air missiles, cannon and high explosive bombs to accomplish air defense and strategic deep interdiction bombing missions. The F-15's defenses include surface to air launch indicators, electronic counter measures (ECM), afterburners, flares and full aerobatic capabilities to outfight, outfly or outthink enemy aircraft, air to air missiles and surface to air missiles! Seven different combat missions, four skill levels and infinite number of combat scenarios offer continous stimulation and excitement! F-15 will thrill and challenge tyou and give you the chance to prove you have the "Right Stuff" of an EAGLE fighter pilot!!
F-15 was a great game when it appeared. Though the view out of your cockpit was only blue and green (or yellow) and all object (terrain, targets, aircraft) were basically a few hollow lines, it was a thrilling experience to man a F-15 and fly it in a mix between simulation and arcade: you didn't have to know all the ins and outs of a jet fighter, but you needed to understand and be able to use of of the most important features of the plane: use of the radar, weapons systems, ECM, flares etc. Looking back at the platforms on which it was played, it was an amazingly deep simulator.
According to wikipedia, the game won the "Action game of the Year" in Computer Gaming World's 1985 reader poll and sold over 1.5 million copies