In Desert Strike's third campaign map, one of the missions is to rescue hostages from the madman's yacht, pictured below.
The following excerpt from a strategy guide on CheatCC details the mission:
When you first get there, shoot soldiers on the deck and take out all vehicles hanging about. Then shoot a hole in the yacht. You will see hostages float out the south side, and when you go to pick them up, Mubaba escapes in a speedboat from the north side.
Now, I've owned this game for a long time, but I was never able to destroy the madman's speedboat, and neither was the writer of the guide, as he goes on to say:
I don't know if you can stop him; I never have.
However I was playing the game the other day, and whilst I didn't stop the speedboat, I did notice in the mission debriefing "Now the bad News" section that I lost 500 points for "The madman escaped"
Does this mean it IS possible to take him out there? Or is this one of those unavoidable no-win scenarios with a guaranteed point loss?
Note that there is a 4th campaign map that wouldn't make sense if the madman died, but I'm assuming that either his second in command takes over or that ends the game prematurely.