F-19 Stealth Fighter (Atari ST)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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ST Format
Thirty quid seems a lot to pay, but the huge box is stuffed with goodies. There's a well-presented, info-packed manual, colour maps and an overlay for your keyboard, making this an excellent investment. If you have the dosh (and it's only a fiver more than most quality games), then go for F-19 Stealth Fighter. You won't be disappointed! [page 42f]
The Games Machine (UK)
Stealth Fighter has already proved its worth in terms of gameplay and depth with the C64 and PC versions, so it was all down to how effectively flight would be depicted on ST. It's here and it's great. It has all the necessary speed and more besides - better than I hoped - and has enough action to convert non-flight sim enthusiasts. It's been a long wait for the conversions to the popular, games-oriented 16-bits but its been well worth it. A classic sim that's superb value for money.
The One
Fast, smooth and technically sophisticated. In squeezing F-19 Stealth Fighter into the memory on an ST, Microprose has managed to retain all the playability of the 'original' and thrown in an extra plane as well. The game's major advantage is its tactical scope.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The speed and smoothness with which images are rendered is quite admirable, and watching ground details appear gradually as you close on them is realistic, and not jerky as it is in other inferior sims. F-19 was impressive enough on the PC. With their added features, these versions seem set to further establish F-19's claim to being the best serious simulator available for fighter enthusiasts. It gets my vote anyway.
Atari ST User
F-19 Stealth Fighter is stunningly fast. Other games crawl at a snail's pace in comparison, and the ground scenery is so detailed it's breathtaking. F-19 is the flight simulator for the ST, combining brilliant tactical gameplay with fast action. A classic to add to the quality games from Microprose.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
An impressive sim, made even better value by the usual stack of bumph found inside Microprose's packages, F-19 Stealth Fighter offers an informative and exciting look at the USAF's sneakiest piece of kit.
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Ein besonders schöner Zug von F-19 Stealth Fighter ist, daß nach jeder Mission alles nochmals in allen Einzelheiten durchgegangen wird. Zusammen mit der Möglichkeit, seine Aufträge vor dem Start genauestens zu planen, den umfangreichen Statistiken und den sehenswerten Zwischenbildern ergibt sich eine Extraportion Motivation. Auch die Missionen selbst sind vielfältig und abwechslungsreich, vom Zerstören diverser Luft- und Bodenziele bis zu Aufträgen, wo man nur still und heimlich fotografieren soll, ist alles vertreten. Die Steuerung der Flugzeuge ist durchdacht und auch die Geräuschkulisse kann gefallen. Den winzigen Wermutstropfen, daß die Missionen trotz Zeitrafferfunktion oft recht lange dauern, werden Realismus-Freaks dem Spiel sicher gerne nachsehen!
Atari ST User
There are loads of missions, a huge, informative manual, and above all the chance to get really deeply involved. The old adage "the more you put in, the more you get out" is a dead ringer here - read up on all the intricacies and this game will reward you with hours of absorbing fun.
ST Action
Still one of the best ST flight sims even though it's clocking up the years now. Loads of fun to be had by shooting down the enemy.
Power Play
Schneller als das AT-Vorbild und mindestens genausogut spielbar – die Programmierer haben sich nicht darauf beschränkt, das Programm einfach "rüberzuziehen", sondern eine sehr gute, eigenständige Version programmiert. Am Spielverlauf selbst hat sich nichts geändert: aufsteigen, Bombe werfen, Gegner anstürmen, heimfliegen.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Simulation of the Stealth Fighter, it is richly textured and complex (cf. F-117 for a newer version).