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F29 Retaliator (Amiga)

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Description

This flight simulator puts you in the cockpit of either the F-22 or the fictional F-29.

Choose from four campaigns with increasing difficulty: a training campaign in Arizona plus real war campaigns in the Pacific, the Middle East and in Europe.

Each campaign includes a variety of missions involving both dogfights and air-to-ground attacks.

Screenshots

F29 Retaliator Amiga Welcome to the Europe campaign
F29 Retaliator Amiga Choose your plane
F29 Retaliator Amiga Cockpit view
F29 Retaliator Amiga Select armament

Alternate Titles

  • "F-29 Retaliator" -- Media title

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User Reviews

Arcadey fun... if you ignore the bugs possinboots (44) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

Zzap! Jan, 1990 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 96 out of 100 96
The One Dec, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Zero Jan, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Format Jun, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Joker May, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Dragon Oct, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Power May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

Add-on

ZERO magazine (Issue 12, October 1990) had a Special Mission that required the original game to play. In it, the player took control of a Retaliator in the Arctic Ocean, and ended up dogfighting with Russian MiGs, as well as alien ships -- looking suspiciously like escapees from Battlestar Galactica (the original, kids) -- from the team's next release, Epic.

Bugs

This game is widely regarded as being quite bugged. One amusing example I'm aware of is that, even after you eject, you still have control of the plane, so it's actually possible to hit yourself with it.

F22

The (real) F22 on the box covers looks nothing like the (fictional) F22 that is actually in the game. Also, contrary to what many believe, the F29 does exist (though not as a fighter), as the X29 experimental aircraft and, in contrast to the above mentioned F22, the F29 and the real X29 look the same.

The Amiga and Atari ST box art, as well as the title screen image in all versions, is based on Lockheed Martin concept art. It's a painting by Syd Mead made in 1988 of the then secret F22 fighter plane, aka the Advanced Tactical Fighter.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Simulation Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #36 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #9 Best Simulator Game in 1990 (Atari ST)
Information also contributed by Joel Segerbäck and possinboots
Terok Nor (19484) added F29 Retaliator (Amiga) on Jan 03, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (286447) and Terok Nor (19484)