First post, by BareknuckleRoo
I've tried searching various sites to no avail, but I'm looking for an old DOS game I believe was called 'Mustang' (I could be mistaken on the name) as in the P-51 Mustang plane. Not sure if it was a port of a game, but it seems doubtful as I've tried looking to see if perhaps it was a DOS port of a C64 or arcade game with no luck.
The game was a top-down vertical shmup with basic graphics (I remember it being EGA), where you fought various planes as they appeared at the top of the screen. There was no background landscape/scrolling, just a blue screen if I recall, and the enemy formations consisted of either a basic type of small planes or the occasional larger bombers (bore a resemblance to a green B-17 Flying Fortress I think) that took several hits to destroy.
Special weapons would occasionally show up that included a wide black pellet spreadshot and a distinctive pink & black homing shot that would fly around the screen and seek out enemies. I can't remember if special weapons ran out based on a timer or if they had a certain number of uses each time you picked one up. I vaguely remember a powerup allowing you to ram into enemies if you liked, although it could be the game simply gave you a lifebar.
I remember the controls being atrocious as if you pressed an arrow on the numpad you'd keep flying in that direction until you pressed that arrow again. Game speed needed something like MoSlo too (last time I played it was years ago on a Pentium if I recall, game was way too fast without it).
Thanks in advance for the help.