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Falcon (Atari ST)

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Description

The long Falcon simulation legacy of hardcore simulations of the F-16 fighter plane begins here. The plane's electronic displays and radars are simulated fully, with 4 styles of HUD. Not only can your plane barrel-roll and scissor, the enemy planes can too, with Artificial Intelligence recreating the moves of a real pilot. This was one of the earliest games to offer head-to-head play by linking two machines. It comes with a massive manual, detailing all those functions.

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Falcon Atari ST Ready for takeoff!
Falcon Atari ST Selecting a mission
Falcon Atari ST Reverse view
Falcon Atari ST Arming your plane

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The Press Says

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 94 out of 100 94
The One Dec, 1988 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Feb, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 81 out of 100 81
ST Format Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 16-Bit Simulation Game (reader's vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #20 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1989 - Best Simulation in 1988

Belboz (6539) added Falcon (Atari ST) on Feb 21, 2003
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