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This page depicts all scripted dialogue in the mission Tiger's Cave and its intercept in Airforce Delta Strike.

Briefing

Robert: [smiles] Ah, I see everyone's here. Lilia?

Lilia: Yes, sir?

Robert: Could I just say a few words before you explain our next mission?

Lilia: Keep it short.

Robert: Of course. You soldiers have done a fine job for us so far. You should all be commended for your ability to handle such sticky situations. Now, finally, we're about to see the fruits of your training. We've cornered the enemy army in the Kotor stronghold. Their main base, unknown to us when the war began, is now within our sights. [grins] Allow me to give you your orders today. All Delta units, move out to annihilate the enemy forces in the Kotor stronghold!

Lilia: [angry] Well, you've said just about everything I was going to say. [calms down] We don't have official orders yet, but as an officer, I agree with this strategy. Furthermore, I don't feel like waiting around to see how our ground troops do.

Brian: [smiles] So what do you say?

Lilia: [angry] There's already an entrance to the stronghold basement, so we get in there and just bust it up.

Ruth: [angry] Just burst in, guns blazing? But we still need more information!

Lilia: Look, slow and steady isn't going to win this race! They'll just hit back if we don't take them out in one big strike. Lieutenant Campbell's intel is enough. We have to act now.

Jamie: [smiles] I'm with the young lady on this one. You have to strike while the iron's hot, you know. And right now, it's red hot.

Lilia: [calms down] Thanks for your vote of confidence. There is one thing I'd like to point out on this mission. Lieutenants Douglas and Thomas!

Brian: [turns neutral] Yes, ma'am!

Ken: .......

Lilia: I don't want to see you two cowboys flying out ahead of the rest of the team this team. You'd better be extra cautious on this one. An enemy base is no place for jumping the gun. You hear me?

Brian: Yes, ma'am.

Ken: ......

Lilia: [angry] The same goes for everyone else, too. We can't afford to lose a single one of you. Delta Squadron isn't exactly overflowing with reserves, you know!

Robert: [turns neutral] Lilia...

Lilia: Now hurry up and go. [calms down] Win it for us... and come back alive.

Robert: Just like she said. Victory is essential, yes, but so are all of you. I want you all back here in one piece. That is all.

[briefing ends]

Encount (Tiger's Cave)

Amelia: Response from radar! Code red. We have enemies! Our activities may have been leaked...! There's quite a number of them. All Viper and Anaconda units secure control of the air space. Cobra units, your task is to attack the ground targets. This is a crucial point, people! Move out, and good luck!

[if John is not being played as, the following four lines will be said]

Francine: Right, let's have some fun!

John: You...?

Francine: Been a while.

John: This time you won't get away... Better get ready.

[if John is being played as, the following four lines will be said]

Francine: That guy's whole unit is full of ace pilots!

Jake: They're closing in on Kotor... We can't let them get any closer!

Francine: So then, pilots! Anyone want a challenge?

Jake: Bring it on! This is where you go down!

Francine: Yeah! Come on! You're not the only good pilot in your unit.

John: (if not being played as) ...I'm the best.

Francine: I know you're the best! But the rest are good too.

[if two planes are shot down, the following four lines will be said]

Francine: It doesn't look good...

Jake: Miss, let's disengage!

Francine: No, we've got to stand ground here!

Jake: -sighs- Roger. Let's do it!

Francine: You need something to give you a challenge. I'll give you a run for your money.

John: (if not being played as) ...You sure are something!

Francine: People must be pretty envious of you.

John: (if not being played as) ...You think?

Francine: I've got Butler with me, so I'm not so much, but... Usually there just aren't enough decent pilots.

John: (if not being played as) Gets me too.

[when the time in the mission is close to running out, the following six lines are said]

Jake: You always bring a smile to her face.

John: (if not being played as) ...I'm not some toy.

Jake: To me you are.

John: (if not being played as) You've got some guts...

Jake: Save the chat 'til you've beaten me!

John: (if not being played as) Let's go then!

Francine: (if shot down first) Huh? An alarm?

Jake: (if Francine is shot down before him) Miss!

Francine: (if shot down first) Butler, it's down to you. I'm punching out!

Jake: (if shot down after Francine) What's wrong with me...? I've lost it! Bailing out! (if shot down first) Damn!

Francine: (if Jake is shot down before her) Butler, that's not like you! No choice. Butler, get out!

Jake: (if shot down first) Roger, ejecting!

Francine: (if shot down after Jake) Alarms all over the place... It's not good! Time to eject!

[no more scripted dialogue; mission ends once all required enemies are shot down/destroyed]

Mission

Amelia: Nomad to Delta crew. Mission is to destroy the Kotor stronghold. You can get into the base from the south entrance. All units, have a safe mission!

Operator: Radar signal! Enemy echoes!

Base HQ: What?! Just as the artillery stops, this happens... Relay orders to all base troops! Not one plane is to escape here!

Operator: Yes, sir!

Land Walker: This is Land Walker. Sorry we're late. Here's the plan. Destroy the internal hangar hatches from the inside. If you can do that we'll make an entrance for you. Nomad has the full info. And we'll be my the bulkheads, so don't shoot us by mistake!

Sergei: It's been good flying with you, Storm.

Albert: It's been good flying with you too, Hulk.

Sergei: If they get out of Kotor, we're all finished. You copy?

Albert: Loud and clear. We'll take each and every one of them down!

Sergei: I am Sergei Kinski of the Merv Alliance!

Albert: Long live the EDAF![sic]

[if Sergei gets hit overwhelmingly, he will say any of the following five lines during the mission]

Sergei: Hmph. Damn greenhorns!

Sergei: Don't they know it's not the plane, it's the pilot?!

Sergei: This isn't going to be where I die!

Sergei: No...! I can't...! I'm not ready...!!

Sergei: Graaaghhh!!

Albert: We've gotta do this for Hulk!

Ken: (if not being played as) That's not my problem.

Albert: I think I've had about enough of you!

Ken: (if not being played as) ...Yeah, the feeling's mutual.

Albert: I'm gonna flame your assNOTE: The subtitles say 'butt' but he actually says 'ass'. and then take over Hulk's post.

Ken: (if not being played as) You're the only one goin' down, no-load.

[if Ken is not being played as, the following nine lines will be said]

Ken: Is she...flying today?

Albert: What are you looking at?!

Ken: Ellen...

Albert: Hey, over here! I'm the one you should be worried about!

Ken: Where are you...?

Albert: Are you dissin' me? I'll teach you some respect!

Ken: Oh, yeah?

Albert: Yeah, you're about to buy a one-way ticket to the farm!

Ken: Big talk. Let's see what you got.

Base HQ: (on rare occasions at any of the hangars) Defense system in barrage mode. They won't get out alive!

[when the player enters the first hangar, the following eight lines are said]

Operator: Enemy planes are entering the base!

Base HQ: What?! How?! Their planes' weapons can't penetrate the bulkheads!

Operator: The artillery...it was the artillery.

Base HQ: Argh! Get the base's internal defense system up and running!

Operator: I'm already on it!

Base HQ: If they attack the hatches from the inside we'll be in trouble...

Operator: Why?

Base HQ: Er... Never mind!

Operator: (when the player damages Hangar 1's internal hatch) Hangar 1's internal hatch is under attack!

[when the player destroys Hangar 1's internal hatch, the following six lines are said]

Operator: Hangar 1's internal hatch has been destroyed!

Land Walker: At target. Everything in place. Ready when you are.

Operator: Huh? Hangar 2's bulkhead is opening... What's going on?

Base HQ: Dammit! They've got through, just as I thought...

Operator: As you thought...?

Base HQ: Once one hatch is destroyed, the system is temporarily confused... Eliminate them while the damage is still contained!

[when the player enters Hangar 2, the following two lines are said]

Operator: The enemy has penetrated Hangar 2.

Base HQ: They're moving faster than I thought...

Operator: (when the player damages Hangar 2's internal hatch) Hangar 2's internal hatch is being attacked!

[when the player destroys Hangar 2's internal hatch, the following five lines are said]

Operator: Hangar 2's internal hatch has been destroyed!

Land Walker: Hacking successful! Opening bulkhead.

Operator: Hangar 3's bulkhead is opening! Can't we lock the system?

Base HQ: Only if we shut down the whole defense system. We can't do that.

Operator: No...

[when the player enters Hangar 3, the following two lines are said]

Operator: The enemy has penetrated Hangar 3.

Base HQ: Why are they still alive? What's wrong with the defense system?

Operator: (when the player damages Hangar 3's internal hatch) Hangar 3's internal hatch is under attack!

[when the player destroys Hangar 3's internal hatch, the following three lines are said]

Operator: Hangar 3's internal hatch has been destroyed!

Land Walker: All preps are complete. Don't miss your chance to destroy the hatch.

Operator: Hangar 4's bulkhead is opening!

[when the player enters Hangar 4, the following three lines are said]

Operator: The enemy has penetrated Hangar 4.

Base HQ: ...

Operator: Sir?

Operator: (when the player damages Hangar 4's internal hatch) Hangar 4's internal hatch is being attacked!

[when the player destroys Hangar 4's internal hatch, the following six lines are said]

Operator: Hangar 4's internal hatch has been destroyed!

Base HQ: Whatever happens, do not let them into Hangar 5! They can't... They can't be allowed to destroy that!

Amelia: Nomad to all Delta units. Report from front recon. Suspected large-scale weapon in Hangar 5. Destroy with extreme prejudice!

Land Walker: In position by Hangar 5. Preparations complete.

Operator: Hangar 5's bulkhead is opening!

Base HQ: It's all over...

[if neither Sergei nor Albert are shot down by the time the player enters Hangar 5, the following six lines are said]

Albert: Lead! Don't do it! Get out of there!

Sergei: Go on without me. This bird can't fly any faster.

Albert: But...

Sergei: Go I said! I'm the only one that can take care of this!

Albert: Roger. Watch your back, Commander! [flees the battlefield]

Sergei: Come on! You're fighting me now! The Emperor! Sergei Kinski!

Albert: (if not shot down by the time the player enters Hangar 5, but Sergei is) Lead...! I'll do whatever you say! Storm disengaging as ordered! [flees the battlefield]

[when the player enters Hangar 5, the following seven lines are said]

Operator: The enemy has penetrated Hangar 5.

Base HQ: Right, let's go.

Operator: Huh? Let's go...?

Base HQ: Evacuate! The base is theirs. Don't forget to destroy all data.

Operator: Yes, sir! Commencing system self-destruct sequence. Countdown from 10 to destruct...

Base: Right, let's go.

Operator: Yes, sir!

Amelia: (after approximately three minutes into the mission) Allied power is 80%. (on certain occasions after the previous line is said) Allied power is holding at 80%. Enemy power is holding at 80%.

Amelia: (after approximately four minutes into the mission) Allied power is 70%. (on certain occasions after the previous line is said) Allied power is holding at 70%. Enemy power is holding at 70%.

Amelia: (after approximately five minutes into the mission) Allied power is 60%. (on certain occasions after the previous line is said) Allied power is holding at 60%. Enemy power is holding at 60%. Enemy power is still 60%.

Amelia: (after approximately six minutes into the mission) Allied power is 50%. (on certain occasions after the previous line is said) Allied power is holding at 50%. Enemy power is holding at 50%. Enemy power is still 50%.

Amelia: (after approximately seven minutes into the mission) Allied power is 40%. (on certain occasions after the previous line is said) Allied power is holding at 40%. Enemy power is holding at 40%. Enemy power is still 40%.

Amelia: (after approximately eight minutes into the mission) Allied power is holding at 30%. (on certain occasions after the previous line is said) Enemy power is holding at 30%.

Amelia: (after approximately nine minutes into the mission) Allied power is 20%. Allied power is holding at 20%. Enemy power is holding at 20%. Enemy power is still 20%.

Sergei: (if not shot down by the time the player destroys all required ground targets and exits Hangar 5) I'll stake my entire reputation on this! I won't let them through! Come and get, you squirming little brats!

Amelia: (if Sergei's line above is said) Our fighters are taking increased damage! Please do something.

Sergei: (if shot down first) Ungh, so this is it, huh. Well I'm happy to die in the air...

Albert: (if Sergei is shot down first) Commander, punch out! Commander!

Sergei: (if shot down first) Albert! It's up to you now! [dies]

Albert: (if Sergei is shot down first) Commander! (if Ken is being played as and Sergei is shot down before all required ground targets are destroyed) You! In the blue jet! I'm gonna take you out personally! (if shot down after Sergei) Even with this plane, huh. Damn! Sorry, Lead... You'll pay for this! Punching out! (if shot down first) Dammit! Screwed up in front of the Commander! Storm bailing out!

Sergei: (if Albert is shot down first) You've got a way to go! Won't be taking my place like that! (if shot down after Albert) Well, we all die alone...just as we were born. But to die in the sky...that's not so bad. [dies]

Amelia: (after all required targets are destroyed/shot down) Enemy has been removed from the base. Good job, everyone. All Delta units return home immediately.

[mission ends]

Debriefing

[at runway]

Jamie: [smiles] Hey, Holst! So you made it back in one piece?

Holst: [smiles] Yeah. Luckily we managed without losing a single plane in the squadron. How dis things go on your side?

Jamie: [laughs] You couldn't possibly think we'd let those clunkers get us? After cleaning up, we all flew home without a scratch!

Holst: Good. I guess I was worried for nothing.

Jamie: How about a bet on who had the highest kill count?

Holst: Kill count, based on the camera? I don't think so. I'd rather keep my cash.

Jamie: [smiles] Man, you're such a bore. Hey, did the ladies come back?

Ruth: [smiles] Captain Jones! Reporting back sir!

Jamie: Please, don't act so formal. Now, did all my sweethearts come back unharmed?

Ruth: Yes, sir. All planes returned safely.

Jamie: [delightfully] I'm glad to hear that! Care to bet on who had the most confirmed kills?

Ruth: [frowns] Huh? You want to gamble? Based on the number of enemies shot down?

Jamie: That's right! A real pilot would bet on anything, no matter how absurd! So, what do you say?

Ken: [offscreen] You wouldn't stand a chance. [appears onscreen] John and I are both in Ruth's squadron. We wouldn't lose to an old man on a kill count.

Jamie: [angry] Hmph! Well, we won't know unless we try, will we?

Ken: (in NTSC-U version) Unless you try what?

Lilia: (in PAL version) [offscreen] Unless you try what?

Jamie: Place a bet, of course! Hey! It's my little Lilia!

Lilia: [appears onscreen in PAL version and is angry in all versions] I thought I'd come to thank everybody for their hard work, and then I happen upon your nonsense, again!

Jamie: [troubled] Er, what nonsense?!

Rick: [nervous] Jamie, just give it up?

Jamie: [angry] Hold it right there, Rick! You wouldn't turn on your old pal, would you?

Rick: Of course not, but let's not waste our time with some silly bets.

Jamie: Hey man, are you trying to steal the only thing I look forward to? Man, I guess I'll have to teach you the hard way.

Rick: [angry] Great. What are you trying to say now?

Jamie: Don't even try to get out of this one! [turns neutral] What the...?! Was that a quake?!

Rick: [turns neutral] There was a flash in the distance.

Lilia: That's where Kotor is. I wonder if something happened?

Amelia: [offscreen] Lilia!

Lilia: [calms down] What happened, Amelia? You're pale.

Amelia: [appears onscreen and is distressed] An emergency telegram!

Lilia: Emergency telegram? Okay, now just relax, take a deep breath, and once you're ready, read it carefully.

Amelia: Un, Understood! (breathe...breathe...) Okay, ready! [calms down] Kotor stronghold was the target of a bombardment. Lost contact with the stronghold. Repeat, we have lost contact.

Lilia: [angry] Lost contact?! What in cosmos hit them?! Amelia, have you heard anything more?!

Amelia: [sadly] So far, this is all we've received.

Lilia: Unbelievable! Delta Squadron! Stay on alert until we receive more information! Get some rest while you still can.

Ruth: (in NTSC-U version) [distraught] Artillery fire could never take out the Kotor stronghold. What in the world did they use against it?! What is going on?!

Lilia: (in PAL version) [offscreen] Artillery fire could never take out the Kotor stronghold. What in the world did they use against it?!

Ruth: (in PAL version) [distraught] What is going on?!

Ken: (in all versions) I can't say for sure. But it's clear that this battle isn't over yet.

[transitions to O.C.C. side in the area where people go to speak to Navigator who is unseen in debriefings]

Albert: ...

Leon: [smiles] (Keh heh heh...So the old man really went and died! And now Navigator has summoned me...Could this mean that my day as Unit Commander has arrived?!)

Navigator: THE DEATH OF CITIZEN SERGEI IS A TERRIBLE LOSS FOR ALL OF US.

Albert: ...

Navigator: ANNOUNCING THE NEW UNIT COMMANDER FOR THE MERVS.

Leon: (This is it! This is it! This is it!)

Navigator: THE NEW COMMANDING OFFICER IS CITIZEN ALBERT UNGAR. ANY OBJECTIONS?

Leon: [shocked] ...huh!?

Navigator: THIS IS OCC'S DECISION.

Leon: [angry] Hey! Now just wait a second!

Navigator: WHAT? AN OBJECTION?

Leon: [nervous] Er, no, I...

Albert: [angry] I have an objection. I am not fit to be Unit Commander.

Leon: Huh?

Navigator: WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Albert: I was unable to protect the Commander. I'm in no position to lead. Besides, there are still things I must do.

Leon: [calms down] You mean...?

Albert: [calms down] Leon Kleiser would make a fine Commander. I will continue fighting solo.

Navigator: ARE YOU CERTAIN OF THIS? WE ARE CONFIDENT OF YOUR ABILITIES.

Albert: I am certain. If that's all right with you, Leon?

Leon: Er...yes, of course...

Navigator: THEN WE HAVE A NEW UNIT COMMANDER, AND HIS NAME IS LEON KLEISER. YOU ARE DISMISSED.

Albert: Yes, sir!

Leon: Umm, ye, yes sir!

[Albert heads to the O.C.C. operations room]

Albert: [sadly] Commander, I have put the Merv people and our comrades in the hands of a fool. I have abdicated my responsibility. All because I wish to remain true to my reason for fighting. I won't lose to any one. I will be the best pilot ever. [angry] And as for Pale Blue? He has taught me the taste of defeat, and as such I must crush with my own hands. [calms down] Commander...I will give my soul to the devil to achieve my ends. Please forgive my selfishness.

[debriefing ends]

Interlude

The E.D.A.F. counterattack was ordered with little consideration for the condition of its troops on the front line. But each unit pushed hard and managed to inflict serious damage on the exhausted O.C.C., proving HQ's tactics highly successful.

The E.D.A.F. regained the ground they had lost at the outset of the war. With an almighty pushed, the allies forces eventually succeeded in taking the Kotor stronghold which the O.C.C. had been using as their headquarters since the war began.

Welcomed by cheers from citizens hostile towards the O.C.C., the E.D.A.F. proudly declared victory. But their triumph was to be short-lived.

With the loss of their main supply line, the weakened O.C.C. abandoned the idea of regaining the territory they had lost.

Instead, they started to annihilate the military bases and major cities in these areas using super-sized railguns.

Units comprising the main force of the E.D.A.F. army had been stationed in these cities and based, particularly in the Kotor stronghold, and consequently suffered horrific damage under those new attacks. The majority was incapacitated.

Military HQ promptly decided to attack the enemy's railgun batteries. Amassing all of their available units, their embarked on a campaign against multiple enemy targets.

[interlude ends]

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