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B-17 Flying Fortress (Atari ST)

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Description

B-17 Flying Fortress is a simulation of the legendary heavy bomber of World War II.

After customizing one's bomber with nose art and a name, one of several randomly assigned bombing missions into Germany must be flown. The game not only features actual flight simulation, but also crew management. Each of the 10 crew members has ratings for categories like piloting, bombing and gunnery. During a mission, crew members can be reassigned to other posts if needed because of injuries. Each position including the pilot seat, the guns and the bombing sight can of course also be controlled by the player.

A historically accurate number of 25 missions must be flown and survived to complete a tour of duty.

Screenshots

B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Luftwaffe fighters making slashing attacks through our group
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Briefing room target recon footage
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Still keeping formation with two damaged
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Cockpit flight control panels 1 of 3 (far right shown)

Alternate Titles

  • "B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


The Press Says

ST Format Jul, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Aug, 1993 51 out of 100 51

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Trivia

Freeware release

In 2000, Microprose has allowed the developer of B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, the game's 'sequel', to release the original B-17 Flying Fortress games as freeware in a promotional attempt. See the links section for the address.

Related Web Sites

  • Bomb-Away.net's freeware download of B-17 Flying Fortress (In an attempt to promote this upcoming game, Hasbro/Microprose has released the original B-17 Flying Fortress game as freeware to be downloaded at the developer's site.

    For those who have purchased the game (worth it for the manual), this site also has crew editors and other neat little utilities all in one place.)
Martin Smith (63136) added B-17 Flying Fortress (Atari ST) on Aug 14, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Verk (203) and NGC 5194 (17313)