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Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Falcon kann man wirklich jedem uneingeschränkt empfehlen - ausgenommen vielleicht Leute, die am liebsten einsteigen und sofort fliegen wollen. Ohne gründliche Lektüre der dicken (deutschen) Anleitung kommt man hier nicht weit, aber das ist für einen Simulatlons-Fan ja nichts Neues.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
There are a wealth of options, from basic stuff like whether to display scenery dots or not, and whether to have bitchin' Betty the computer voice that calls out "Caution" when you're doing something not supposed to - like fly with your afterburners full on with your landing gear extended - and things like "pull up" when you're about to hit the ground.
It's extremely user-friendly and easy to get into, with a huge array of options even allowing two players to dogfight with each other via a modem! Falcon is wonderful... undoubtedly the most impressive 16-bit release to date.
Rasante Grafik, täuschend echte Soundeffekte, einmaliges Fluggefühl - es ist schwer, bei “Falcon“ nicht Ins Schwärmen zu kommen.
The Games Machine (UK)
Falcon provides hours of entertainment for devoted armchair pilots. There may be a lack of long-term challenge and the variety of play isn't as deep as MicroProse games, but it's got plenty to keep flight simulator fans, and newcomers to the craze, very happy.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die Bordinstrumente und Funktionen der F-16 wurden gut umgesetzt, die Flugeigenschaften sind sehr realistisch. Zahlreiche Schwierigkeitsgrade, gepaart mit zum Teil hammerharten Missionen, machen FALCON meines Erachtens zum derzeit besten Flugsimulator auf dem Atari ST. Die IBM-Fassung war schon nicht schlecht, aber diese Version ist einfach besser!
The major stumbling block is the ghastly complexity of it all. It's easy enough to get into the air and blow things up. However, it can be a while before you can take on the enemy with any confidence. The solid 3D graphics nip around without glitches, while the sound is awful, with some horrible samples and a couple of whooshy bangs - but who cares, eh? Falcon’s a comprehensive flight sim with hundreds of train-spottery knobs and buttons. It works rather well as a game too, although the enormous amount of information you have to deal with can stifle the gameplay - but it's a tasty buy at £15. The expansion disks deliver tougher missions, though they are rather similar and they're over-priced at £10 each. Ah well. There's a bandit on their sixes, as those frightfully witty pilots say.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Falcon is not so much a game system as it
is a way of life. Possibly the most complex air
simulator ever released for the commercial sector,
its newest version (3.0) suggests utilization
of DOS 5.0, a 486-33 MHz computer and
a math co-processor! The manual is consistent
with the game, and uses a layered level of
teaching flight operations. Recommended for
the serious power user!