Carrier Command (Rainbird)

Carrier Command (Rainbird)

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Production and development information for all published versions of Carrier Command can be found here. The information is displayed in year and production order. Missing information will hopefully be rectified in future updates.

Note that the Amstrad CPC (disk) and the Commodore Amiga barcodes are the same! Also note that the Macintosh version was only released in US (on the short-lived MicroPlay label, after MicroProse bought TelecomSoft from BT in 1989).

Click here to learn more about the barcodes and what they show us.

Title: Carrier Command
Format: Commodore Amiga
Year: 1988
Media: rb-disk-small
Media size: 3.5 inch
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £24.99
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101093
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 109
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Atari ST
Year: 1988
Media: rb-disk-small
Media size: 3.5 inch
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £24.99
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101154
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 115
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Amstrad CPC
Year: 1989
Media: rainbird-tape-small
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £14.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: barcode-unknown
Production Group: Unknown
Production Number: Unknown
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Commodore 64/128
Year: 1989
Media: rb-disk-small
Media size: 5.25 inch
Code: Source
Graphics: Source
Music: Source
RRP: £19.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: barcode-unknown
Production Group: Unknown
Production Number: Unknown
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Spectrum +3
Year: 1989
Media: rb-disk-small
Media size: 3 inch
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £15.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101031
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 103
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Spectrum 128k
Year: 1989
Media: rainbird-tape-small
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £14.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101048
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 104
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Commodore 64/128
Year: 1989
Media: rainbird-tape-small
Code: Source
Graphics: Source
Music: Source
RRP: £14.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101055
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 105
Title: Carrier Command
Format: Amstrad CPC
Year: 1989
Media: rb-disk-small
Media size: 3 inch
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £19.95
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101093
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 109
Title: Carrier Command
Format: IBM PC
Year: 1989
Media: rb-disk-small
Media size: 3.5 inch
Code: Realtime Games Ltd
Graphics: Realtime Games Ltd
Music: David Lowe
RRP: £24.99
Range: Full Price
Label: Rainbird
Barcode: 5012439101147
Production Group: 10
Production Number: 114

 

 

One thought on “Carrier Command (Rainbird)

  1. Grunaki

    This was one of those games that ate your time and you never even noticed.. Stick it on for a bit of a blast at 8pm.. Next thing you know it’s 4am and you have school tomorrow.

    I loved the dynamics of the game.. Flipping from dogfighting with Mantas to shooting things with the laser tower, to resetting the alignments of islands with the virus bomb or command centre builder pod.

    Finding the cheat mode was bitter-sweet.. Once you had invulnerability, it was too much of a temptation to use it when you were in trouble – but spamming the numeric 7 button to speed up your passage between the islands was a real sanity-saver.

    The major problem I had with it was the ending – wreck the enemy carrier and capture all the islands and all you get is your time taken and “The End – Congratulations on completing Carrier Command” and the spinning graphic of the carrier from the title screen.. Thought they could have rewarded all that effort with something a little more spectacular.

    I was also less than impressed with the Xbox 360 / PS3 reboot.. I followed the development for a while, but it kept getting delayed a year – then another year. Finally I gave up on it, but found it at random in a bargain bin soon after it actually released. I played through the pre-story and almost got to launching the carrier, but it was pretty tedious, so I gave up on it.

    Shame, seeing as the original was such a classic.

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