IGN - At one point in my life I was a six-year-old boy. I was therefore biologically hardwired to think helicopters were cool. Before Desert Strike became a Super Nintendo classic in my mind, it was a childhood obsession. The isometric shooter wasn't just about killing everything in the area, but rescuing POWs and MIA allies, too. There was a purpose (beyond the novelty of chopper combat) to strafing over an enemy base and scorching its soldiers.