- The preview uses 64-color Extra Half-Brite (EHB) mode while the final version of the game uses the standard 16-color mode.
- Colonel Halcyon's uniform is grey with a green undershirt and a red insignia.
- The pilots running during the scramble are noticeably closer together.
- During the takeoff and landing cutscenes the Hornet cockpit slides forward instead of lifting up. It displays more damage than the game allows during landing.
- The Hornet cockpit is incomplete and does not have any active instrumentation.
- The landing cutscene shows the Hornet landing upside down and then backwards.
- There is one fewer flight deck crewman during the landing cutscene.