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Airfix: Dogfighter (Windows)

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Description

Airfix: Dogfighter is an action-oriented World War II flight game with a difference: the player gets to fly model WWII planes around a house, shooting Mom's best china, attacking the enemy base (in the living room downstairs) or blasting through a window and taking on the enemy in the back garden.

There are overall 20 missions in which the objectives range from escorting bombs to destroying enemy units. The player gets to fly 14 historical aeroplanes which weapon systems can be upgraded over time - from rockets to atomic bombs. For this the player needs to collect power-ups which are scattered in the environment. Besides weapon upgrades there are also fuel, health, and ammo replenishers to find. There are two campaigns for the Axis and the Allied.

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Airfix: Dogfighter Windows Man, what painting is that?
Airfix: Dogfighter Windows My Hawker Hurricane taking off .
Airfix: Dogfighter Windows Dive bombing?
Airfix: Dogfighter Windows Mission briefing with all the details

Alternate Titles

  • "Dogfighter" -- Brazilian title
  • "Airfix 模型飞机大战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 10, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 06, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Imperium Gier Oct 10, 2001 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 16, 2000 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Jan 08, 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
CyberJoy Feb 20, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamekult Dec 17, 2000 6 out of 10 60
GameGenie 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 5.9 out of 10 59

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Engine

The game engine used for Airfix Dogfighter was originally developed for a completely different game -- an action-strategy game called Enforce, which, however, never saw the light of day.

Information contributed by WindowsKiller
Andrew Hartnett (2236) added Airfix: Dogfighter (Windows) on Jan 11, 2001