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Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses.

Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.

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Reach for the Skies Amiga Royal Air Force menu
Reach for the Skies Amiga The enemy aircraft are only 13 miles away.
Reach for the Skies Amiga Fly for the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe.
Reach for the Skies Amiga The rear gunner position (Stuka)

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Jul, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Datormagazin Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
The One Amiga Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Games Jun, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Joker May, 1993 60 out of 100 60
CU Amiga Jan, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Play Time Aug, 1993 56 out of 100 56

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sfzdk (169) added Reach for the Skies (Amiga) on Dec 10, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2197) and Martin Smith (62998)