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WinBack: Covert Operations (Nintendo 64, 1999)

KOEI's first game for the Nintendo 64 has you playing the role of Jean-Luc Cougar, an operative working for an independent government agency called the Strategic Covert Actions Team (or "S.C.A.T" for short). The story involves a terrorist group called the Crying Lions, who are oh-so-close to taking over the entire world. <br><br>In their power is a satellite that can pinpoint specific targets across the globe. Now the terrorists have taken over one of only two buildings that can activate it! If they are not stopped in time, the world as we know it will cease to exist. As a highly regarded S.C.A.T. agent trained in the art of espionage, you are responsible for taking back the base and regaining control of the satellite. You must not fail!<br><br>WinBack: Covert Operations is a third-person shooter that emphasizes stealth over fast-paced action associated with traditional games in the genre. While some of the weapons at your disposal include a handgun, sub-machine gun, and shotgun, you will also have access to such items as C-4 explosives, C-4 detectors, flashlights, and medical kits.<br><br>Although the single-player game involves infiltrating a base and taking out the terrorist threat, WinBack: Covert Operations also features six multiplayer modes that support up to four players simultaneously: Death Match, Lethal Tag, Cube Hunt, Quick Draw, Team Battle, and Point Match. Other features include multiple difficulty levels (easy, normal or hard), Rumble Pak support and a Tutorial Mode to help players learn the controller functions.

WinBack: Covert Operations (Nintendo 64, 1999)


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pros: Solid controls, good cover system in play, fun gameplay

cons: Feels a little generic at times, auto aim = easy, horrible melee combat

Winback: Covert Operations

There are a ton of games on the N64, over 300, but only a handful of shooting games. And from that h... See Full Review



pros: sneek up action, weapon power,realistic action to some degree,ect.

cons: no blood, not fully realistic.

winback, won my attention!

Nintendo came out with alot of games sice they launched the nintendo 64 but no good action metal gea... See Full Review



pros: Soothes an itchy trigger finger. Looooooooooooonnnnnnng.

cons: Not very much stealth per se. Takes WAY to long to kill someone.

Solid Snake? No.......wait....

O.K. people, let&#39;s get one thing clear. This game is NOT Metal Gear Solid 64, nor is it Goldeneye... See Full Review



pros: Stealth, targeting system, variety of weapons, challenging, artificial intelligence is pretty fair, multiplayer feature.

cons: Controls, some camera angles, too little ammo, lasers and close combat will easily kill you.

Metal Gear Solid On N64, But Stupider

You do not punch out Mike Tyson. You do not call your girlfriend a cheap slut. And you definitely... See Full Review



pros: Some great movie type moments

cons: Some laborious levels


There&#39;s been a lack of decent third person sneak em ups on the Nintendo 64. And I&#39;ve been waiting to... See Full Review



pros: great combative system

cons: camera, typical storyline.

Winback At All Costs

While Winback cannot compare to Metal Gear Solid, it manages to become familiar like MGS. Indeed, hi... See Full Review



pros: Good action, solid controls.

cons: Repetetive, little innovation.

No Metal Gear Solid

This is, from what I can tell, a serious attempt at making a stealthy, true espionage game for the N... See Full Review



pros: Great Single Player Missions

cons: Multiplayer Lacks A Little

007 Who?

This is the best game out there that nobody has heard of! Koei makes it and it just didn&#39;t advertis... See Full Review



pros: It looks so cool while you play it. Pretty good story. Pretty good graphics. Nice Music

cons: Control, replay, camera, difficulty

A Real Close Winner

OK sorry for the uncreative title. I&#39;m very bad at them. Now on with the review! Winback... See Full Review



pros: Very easy to learn.

cons: Replay Value

A great game... for rental

First off, Winback: Covert Operations is a great game. Yes, a great game: to rent. This game won&#39;t l... See Full Review

Product Details

Tech Details
Game Special Features <li>Work your way through three stages that include three different endings<br/><br/><li>Step into Challenge mode and test your skills against 20 separate stages combined with end-of-level bonuses<br/><br/><li>Lead your group members into a captured terrorist bunker and regain control of the satellite weapon<br/><br/>
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
Number of Players 1-4
Release Year 1999
ESRB Descriptor Mild Language
Key Features
Rating T - Teen
Genre Shooter
Platform Nintendo 64
Product Identifiers
UPC 040198001052
Game WinBack: Covert Operations
MPN 040198001052